Swiss tuner Mansory is the top dog when it comes to eye-catching modified rides. Its flamboyant exotic creations wow with bulging metal bodies and vents that would have NASA envious. But this time around, it adds more aggressiveness without the gaudiness, and it used Audi’s latest R8 V10 Spyder as the platform from which to work.
Every lower exterior piece of sheet metal and plastic is replaced by panels made entirely of sculpted carbon fiber. That means the front bumper and grille, side sills, and a more pronounced diffuser and spoiler are all redone, and according to Mansory, all enhance the car’s abilities when it comes to cutting through air.
It then focused on handling by adding the brand’s signature blade-like wheels sized in 20 x 8.5-inches up front and 20 x 11-inches to the rear. Massive 245/30-20 and 305/25-20 rubber wrap the forged shoes for extra grip in the bends.
Of course, to match its looks, engineers added a new intake and exhaust system that boosts power up to 552 horses and 406 pound-feet (up from the stock 391-pound feet). As the final touch, craftsmen relined the entire cabin with suppler leather and carbon fiber trim for that truly unique look and feel.
Given Mansory’s product portfolio, this has to be the most docile when it comes to modified looks. But even so, that doesn’t necessarily mean that when it arrives authorized dealers, its price tag will be just as civilized.