McLaren MP4-12C by Mansory heading for Geneva 2012Fri, 02 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0800
The Mansory take on the McLaren MP4-12C
German tuners Mansory are heading to the Geneva Motor Show with their take on the MP4-12C – the Mansory McLaren MP4-12C.
When we heard that German tuners Mansory were taking a Mansory McLaren MP4-12C to the Geneva Motor Show this year, we did wonder what we were in for. After all, Mansory are as capable of destroying a car (like the Mansory Rolls Royce Ghost) as they are of enhancing it (like the Mansory Aston Martin DB9). Fortunately, Mansory’s take on the MP4-12C is quite restrained – at least by Mansory standards.
As you’d expect, Mansory has majored on carbon fibre, with the MP4-12C getting new carbon fibre wing, door mirrors, aprons, side skirts and roof. In the process Mansory claim to have out-done McLaren and improved aerodynamics and reduced weight.
Under the skin Mansory has added a new exhaust and air intake filter, played with the ECU and released an extra 62 horses from the McLaren’s 3.8 litre twin turbo V8 for a total of 670. Torque has also increased by 56lb/ft, all of which increases top speed to 219mph, although Mansory have shied away from claiming improved acceleration.
Cosmetic changes, apart from the carbon fibre stuff, includes a new set of alloys – 20″ at the front and 21″ at the back – new LED running lights, new steering wheel, new pedals, more carbon fibre on the inside and lots of Mansory leather.
The renderings look restrained and the extra power inviting. Let’s wait until Geneva to pass judgement.
By Cars UK