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I have little to no love for any products that automotive customizer Mansory has put out over its history. The styling is typically far too in-your-face in the worst way, turning exotic, luxury, or high-performance machines into rolling bits of poorly planned pop art. The saying "It's not my cup of tea" is too kind for some of the past Mansory builds.
Lately, however, the minds at Mansory must have stepped away from the carbon-fiber infused drug table that no doubt adorns their central conference room. The styles being presented are more subtle, more stylish, and far more appealing. Take, for example, the Lamborghini Aventador Carbonado they created last year.
Now the team have stepped back to the table, but this time they're taking the good drugs. This is clear because they've just released their version of the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG. It's packing nearly 1,000 horsepower, 1,032 pound-feet of torque, and has an electronically limited top speed of 186 miles per hour. It also looks rather sinister with its all black paint scheme.
Are there things we'd change? Sure, but they're minor quibbles. The wheels may be better served in a flat finish instead of the gloss look, and the white interior won't mesh will with our fancy hipster selvedge denim. Both of those are easily updated to better suit our own personal needs. The more important bit is the engine tuning though, and that's where Mansory changed out many of the engine internals for stronger bits.
The 0-60 miles per hour run happens in 3.2 seconds. In an S-Class. With room for you and your equally well-heeled friends.
Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together... Mansory gets a well-deserved golf clap here.