And things are not as bad as you might suspect.
When it comes to modifying supercars, a light touch is often best. In fact, we'd say that about most cars, but Mansory, an aftermarket tuning and styling company out of Germany, believes that the opposite is true. We've covered numerous Mansory builds over the years, and the results of Mansory having a go at a supercar are usually the same: they're loud, in your face, and sport highly questionable styling choices. Basically, they're usually hideous. We've seen the brand do unspeakable things to a Lamborghini Urus and even the classy, comfortable cruiser that is the Rolls-Royce Ghost. Now it's the turn of the Ferrari Roma and Ferrari F8 Tributo, and while we admit that we were worried about what we'd find when we opened the press release, these new kits aren't wholly offensive.
Mansory already offers a wide range of styling and tuning solutions for Ferrari models such as the F8, Portofino, and 812 GTS, and has now expanded further to offer what it calls a "soft kit" for the Roma and F8 Tributo. These kits alter the exterior and interior design of the cars, as well as improve performance. The soft kit for Roma vehicles consists of a full carbon fiber hood, including smaller carbon exterior pieces such as front splitters and a rear diffuser. The interior features red leather seats with black inserts, a redesigned steering wheel, and alloy pedals. New one-piece, ultra-light forged wheels wrapped in 335/25 ZR22 tires at the rear sit on a lowered suspension system, and the turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 now produces 710 horsepower and 638 lb-ft thanks to an ECU retune and a performance exhaust system.
The soft kit for the Ferrari F8 Tributo Coupe and Spider includes an exterior makeover with carbon fiber being used for the front and rear flaps, front lip, side skirts, air outlet trim, mirror caps, and rear wing. A set of 21-/22-inch forged alloys now fills the arches, and power levels get a big bump. Mansory's ECU tuning and sport exhaust system allows the F8 Tributo to churn out 880 hp and 708 lb-ft of torque, allowing the car to hit 220 mph, with 0-62 mph arriving in 2.6 seconds. The exterior styling of both the Roma and F8 Tributo is typically Mansory, but we have to admit that it's a bit more subtle than its usual offerings. Good job, Mansory, and keep it up.