That's a little excessive, even by their standards.
Mansory is a tuning company that needs no real introduction. They are responsible for some of the wildest creations out there and tend to stick to the premium stuff. We've covered its crazy Rolls-Royce Cullinan with wings and spoilers galore, its Ferrari 812 Superfast that was more subdued, and a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ that looked like it was ready to take to the skies. Now a Mansory-tuned 2012 Mercedes-Benz G500 Cabriolet is going up for sale in Germany, and it looks as wild as their other creations.
The last G500 Cabriolet was sold right before the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, which means that these cars are relatively scarce, but the question is, would you pay half a million dollars for a blinged-out one? Mansory believes you will.
Officially titled the 'Mansory Mercedes-Benz G500 Cabriolet Speranza', this crazy creation's name translates into "hope" in Italian, as in we hope you never get recognized in this thing. The company from Brand bei Bayreuth in Germany gave the exterior and interior a good seeing to, and the end result is, well, extreme. The exterior features custom made carbon fiber fenders which widen the body by 0.8 inches, and accentuate the masculine lines of the G500. The front bumper features integrated LED daytime running lights with even more carbon fiber inserts. The car is painted in what seems to be a dusty golden brown color.
The headlights have also been smoothed out and now feature integrated 'hidden' indicators. Under those stretched wheel arches hide a set of 23-inch forged alloy wheels with ten double spokes. They are wrapped in 305/30/23 Vredestein Ultrac Vorti tires. The rear apron and wheel cover are, you guessed it, covered in carbon fiber.
Unfortunately, all the attention has been spent on making the car 'look good' but Mansory has left the engine untouched: you get the standard 5.5-liter V8 engine producing 382 horsepower and 391 lb-ft of torque. The good news is that the odometer on this car only reads 1,150 miles, so it's basically brand new. Standard equipment includes active blind-spot assistance, Distronic Plus, heated seats, Designo Piano Black interior accents, as well as a Parktronic parking system. The seats get a quilted finish in exterior matching colors, and there's lots of woodgrain on the steering wheel and center console.
Mansory Exclusive Cars are selling this perfect example of inconspicuous consumption for an eye-watering sum of $516,696, which could buy you nearly four brand new 2020 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G550 SUVs. Madness.