Mansory reveals what they consider to be the ultimate McLaren MP4-12C.
Mansory is no stranger to doing outrageous tuning jobs. In fact, they're known for their wild tuning packages that not only add to a car's performance, but also the exterior styling. Released just a few days before its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show, we now have our first glimpse of their newly tuned McLaren MP4-12C. Mansory proudly points out that they wanted to differentiate the car from its standard look by adding numerous improvements.
These include the ultra-light hood with an exposed carbon fiber section, proprietary daytime driving lights, and a number of targeted measures with the overall goal of improving aerodynamics. Other components constructed of carbon fiber include the roof, front and rear apron, mirror housing, and the wings (which widen the car by 60 mm). They're formed from a high-tech process involving carbon fiber being hardened in the autoclave under high pressure and temperature. This weight reduction helps to benefit acceleration and the braking distance as well as fuel consumption. In addition, the newly designed side sill set steadies the airflow between the two axles.
However, the real tuning job centerpiece that Mansory is proud of is in the engine department. Their performance upgrades include a new exhaust and engine-management system, and a sports air filter with increased air flow. Total output is now up to 660hp and 498lb-ft of torque (compared to the stock car's 592hp and 443lb-ft). After the modifications, top speed is now 219 mph. Finishing touches include Mansory's own ultra-light-metal wheels that are manufactured using forging technology. Interior upgrades include unique leather that's treated by master craftsmen.
There's also a newly designed airbag sports steering wheel along with aluminum pedals other carbon fiber elements. Official pricing for the tuning package wasn't released, but we'll hopefully have more photos next week from Geneva.