Mansory's Aventador Carbonado Is Surprisingly Tasteful


We’ll admit it: we haven’t always been fans of the vehicles produced by high-end tuning firm Mansory. Its rendition of the McLaren MP4-12C, for example, left us speechless and not in a good way.

Its remake of the Lamborghini Aventador was better, but it still had far too much tacked-on carbon fiber to be what we’d call refined. While we have no doubt that Mansory can make cars go faster, its heavy-handed styling simply hasn’t appealed to our tastes.

Until now, that is. Mansory has reworked the Lamborghini Aventador into a limited production model it’s calling the Carbonado. Maybe it’s the all-carbon-fiber exterior, or the car’s dark finish offset only by polished wheel faces, but we’d be the first to say the Carbonado is a stunning car.

As the name implies, virtually all exterior panels are replaced with ones showing the carbon fiber weave. The car sports a wider track, too, growing by 40 millimeters (1.6 inches) up front and 50 millimeters (2 inches) in the rear. Unique forged wheels with carbon fiber inserts reduce unsprung weight and add to the car’s serious stance.

There’s more power on tap, too, courtesy of a returned ECU. Output jumps from 700 horsepower to 744, while torque climbs from 510 pound-feet to 553. That’s good enough to propel the Carbonado from 0-60 mph in a mere 2.8 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 220 miles per hour.

Mansory isn’t quoting prices for its Aventador Carbonado, but we’re sure it falls into the category of expensive, very. Only six will be produced, so if you want one of your own, now is the time to contact Mansory.
 
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Comments (6)
  1. well they do have their hits and miss mostly miss, but boy when they get a hit its a big one.

  2. @Enzo, go big or go home, I suppose...

  3. that is one serious looking piece of kit. very agressive for all the right reasons.

    and the word play on Carbonado and tasteful....hahaha..i like it.

  4. @WizardsLore, I still can't believe that I like it, too. I'm usually allergic to anything from Mansory...

  5. @ Kurt, that's because most of the time the mansory offerings are garish, in your face, distasteful and outiright not needed. This takes what is already a very good looking car that has some subtle yet agressive lines, and then turns it into what he car maker themselves woudl release as a brutish version of their own car. I think Mansory may be growing up, or they have got themselves a new design team leader? wother some investigating to see if this is just a one off or it will be the trend and we can talk about them in the same breath as Khan.

  6. @WizardsLore, I don't know. I'm not quite ready to believe Mansory has changed its design philosophy just yet - give it a few more designs and we'll see.

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