First Look: Mansony McLaren MP4 12C

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It just wouldn't be a Geneva Motor Show without a wild Mansory-tuned vehicle - and sure enough, the tuning firm revealed it'll bring a customized McLaren MP4-12C super car to the 2012 Geneva Motor Show next week.

While Mansory has a reputation for crafting some rather garish automobiles, the Mansory McLaren actually appears to be fairly restrained. New front and rear fascias wrap into modified fenders, which render the MP4-12C about 60 mm wider than before. Mansory also adds a customized hood, new side sills, and a rear wing. All body modifications are crafted from carbon fiber, and reportedly help increase downforce over the rear axle.

Mansory claims the entire package was designed to "differentiate itself sufficiently from the series vehicle." It does, but aside from the odd orange-colored forged wheels, it also bears a resemblance to the factory-built McLaren MP4-12C GT3 race cars.

Power is still provided by a twin-turbocharged, 3.8-liter V-8, but a few mild tweaks allow Mansory's machine to boast a bit more power. The Mansory-tuned MP4-12C gains breathes easier through a new intake and exhaust system, and also gains a revised engine computer calibration. Those modest revisions apparently yield a considerable amount of power: Mansory claims its McLaren MP4-12C delivers up to 660 hp at 7100 rpm, and 497 lb-ft of torque from 3000-6500 rpm. The torque increase may be a meager 3 lb-ft, but Mansory does manage to add 68 horsepower over a stock MP4-12C.

Mansory has yet to show any renderings of the modified MP4-12C's interior, but the company claims it's "the perfect symbiosis of functionality and luxurious ambience." All we know is it will be trimmed in leather from head to toe, while also utilizing a redesigned steering wheel, aluminum pedals, and carbon fiber trim accents.

Those details - perhaps along with pricing - will likely be revealed next week in Switzerland.

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