Mansory is a luxury car modification firm based in Brand, Germany. Besides luxury cars, they also work on supercars, luxury SUV and custom bikes. The company was founded in 1989 by Kourosh Mansory. His Munich-based workshop focused on modifications for British brands such as Rolls Royce and Italian brands such as Ferrari. By mid-2001, the company had grown out of its Munich workshop and moved to headquarters in Fichtelgebirge. The company currently operates out of a workshop in Brand, Germany.
Mansory works on vehicles from a number of manufacturers, including Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Bentley, Bugatti, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce, Maserati, Porsche, Lotus Cars and Range Rover. In November 2007, Mansory acquired the Porsche-tuning arm of Rinspeed AG. Rinspeed maintains its Swiss base in Zumikon at Lake Zurich. Currently, Mansory employs 180 members of staff worldwide and has a global dealership network.
Mansory are renowned for their expertise in carbon fibre design and construction. They are notable for outlandish body modifications, light weight alloy wheels and bespoke interior modifications. The company recently started offering a range of extreme performance upgrades for the Lamborghini Aventador and the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. Mansory's worldwide distribution network includes dealerships in Germany, Britain, India, China, Canada, Poland, Russia, United States, Japan, Greece, Switzerland, Iceland, UAE and a few other countries.
At the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, Mansory unveiled a special tuning project based upon the Ferrari 458 Italia. The Mansory Siracusa featured a redesigned front apron, a new bonnet, new side skirts, a rear diffuser and carbon vanity blades which replaced the rear window. The Mansory Siracusa was said to weigh 70 kg less than the standard Ferrari 458 Italia.
Mansory also offered an optimised engine management system, a sports air filter and a sports exhaust system. This helped improve engine performance up to 590 hp and 560Nm whilst the car was able to accelerate from 0–100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds.
Garia Mansory Edition
At the same 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, Mansory announced a cooperation with Garia. The company produced a series of special edition golf and leisure cars for wealthy clients. These cars were characterised by carbon fibre body panels on the front, side steps and tail and elements of teak decking.
Collaboration With Lotus Group
In 2012, Mansory signed an agreement with Lotus Group, then under the control of Dany Bahar who had ambitious expansion plans, Under the agreement, Mansory would provide its services to Lotus customers who would require bodywork, trim and special finishes for Lotus' the Elise, Exige and Evora range. The partnership developed following a series of one-off models produced by Mansory for Lotus including the Evora Concept Bespoke unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2011.
The partnership fell through shortly afterwards when Dany Bahar removed as CEO of Lotus Group. There are currently no plans to revive the partnership.
At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Mansory released a bespoke version of the Lamborghini Aventador, the Mansory Carbonado. It was a complete revamp of the Italian supercar. Mansory removed every body panel and replaced them with carbon fibre panels. The carbon fibre weave was unique to the show car. For the first time, Mansory were able to weave the panels to reveal a stealth fighter jet pattern.
The modifications extended to the body panels, the suspension, the wheels and the engine. The Carbonado's V12 engine features twin turbochargers and a 1,250 hp power rating. Two versions of the car have been build so far with a third version based on the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2013.
- "Lotus Makes Mansory Partnership Official". autodebut.com. Retrieved 2017-01-24.