Ahhh Mansory, what would we retch at without you? The German tuner has forged a big reputation in the aftermarket industry for its questionable tuning. It basically makes high end cars look ugly - unintentionally, of course. At the recent 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, it didn’t disappoint as it left its rather unfortunate mark on some otherwise fabulous cars. We check out the five worst offenders at this year’s European expo – but be warned, they’ll haunt you in your dreams…
Lamborghini Urus Ventatus (see the main image)
We didn’t think it seemed possible to add any more angles into the bodywork of the Urus, Lamborghini’s SUV, but boy oh boy did Mansory prove us wrong… Aside from covering it in carbon fibre (their favourite lightweight magical weave…) they also added a very prominent body kit (it’s a riot of scoops, ducts, vents and flares…) which we honestly believe would take your hand off if you were to try to wipe it with a cloth … If that isn’t bad enough, they gave it a set of ridiculously large 24in wheels.
Bugatti Chiron Centuria
This is the first tuned Chiron in the world and yep it’s swathed with carbon fibre and it sure looks vulgar. The new aero package ruins the fine lines of the Bugatti - but we knew Mansory wouldn’t be able to resist at having a go at improving the aesthetics. It failed miserably at dressing up the Chiron just like it did with all those Veyrons…
Lamborghini Aventador Carbonardo
It sounds like the tasty Italian pasta dish (carbonara) but the Carbonardo is just tasteless. Almost every body panel was replaced with new carbon fibre pieces meaning a perfectly good Aventador was ruined in the process of making this mess…
Rolls-Royce Cullinan Billionaire
Rolls-Royce caved in to the SUV pressure by launching the Cullinan recently and although it wasn’t the prettiest of sights Mansory ensured it got worse. A lot worse. It dressed the Rolls up with a horrid widebody kit, massive wheels and to top it all off a roof spoiler while the cabin was swathed with ‘Billionaire’ embroidered logos and trimmed with crocodile leather… It is more gaudy inside than it is ridiculous on the outside and basically what little class the Cullinan had was beaten right out of it.
Mercedes-AMG G63 Star Trooper
Mansory loves nothing more than to fettle with a new G-Class and we bet they had tons of carbon fibre readied for action and application when the new generation Merc was announced. They call this one the Star Trooper which is bad enough - but then they outdo themselves with a horrid body kit that they describe as “50 shades of Grey Camouflage” paint. Don’t worry, just 20 will be built.