If you saw the Mansory McLaren MP4-12C and thought the eccentric tuners at Mansory were going soft, think again. The company’s latest creation, the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG seen here, is proof that Mansory is back to its old ways.
Perhaps the most striking feature on the Mansory-tweaked AMG coupe-like four-door are the wide fenders, which are 2 inches wider up front and 3 inches wider at the rear compared to the factory version. Mansory says that the factory CLS AMG “looks positively conventional beside the Mansory wide-body version.” While some may agree with that assessment, a few editors at the Motor Trend office would go with “positively classy.”
Mansory also makes the positively insane 5.5-liter, hand-built, twin-turbo V-8 engine even more insane. Thanks to a new ECU and air filter, the Mansory CLS63 AMG puts out 631 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. The conventional model produces 557 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque when equipped with the optional AMG Sport Package. Putting all that power to the road are 20-inch rims with 305/25ZR20 tires at the rear and 265/30ZR20 up front. Added downforce and aerodynamics comes courtesy of a carbon-fiber body kit that includes front and rear wings, side sills, and a rear diffuser.
The carbon fiber treatment continues inside where the lightweight composite is used on the steering wheel and accent pieces on the dashboard, doors, and center stack. Black leather is found on seating surfaces and dashboard, while white stitching provides some contrast. Pricing hasn’t yet been released for this Geneva show debut..