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RE: Mansory Mulsanne announced

RE: Mansory Mulsanne announced

Friday 14th July

Mansory Mulsanne announced

Mansory turns its attention to the big Bentley, but why?



In recent years, Mansory has steadily built one of the most divisive names in the automotive world for itself - one piece of carbon fibre trim at a time. Its cars are seen by some as the epitome of rebellious cool, throwing two fingers up at the outdated concept of class; and by others as the definition of gauche, a symbol of everything wrong with blingy new-monied excess. It's safe to say this latest announcement is unlikely to change any of that.


That's despite the fact that, in this instance, the Bavarian tuner describes its modifications as "subtle" and, compared to some of its previous work, they are. Certainly next to the carbon-bonnetted Bentayga announced last year, this Mulsanne appears to be really rather restrained.

Look a little closer though and the telltale signs of a visit from Kourosh Mansory are all there, giving the car "a decent nudge towards enhanced sportiness." Whatever that means.

There's a carbon lip and air inlet covers at the front, carbon skirts at the sides, a new exhaust system underneath and a carbon spoiler and diffuser at the back. There are new, 22-inch wheels as well which, surprisingly enough, are not carbon, instead being forged from a "particularly light' aluminium alloy - crucial on a 2.6-tonne car.


To Mansory's credit though, the modifications are not merely skin deep. The engine has been fettled to release a further 73hp, taking the new total to 585, with a tarmac crimping 811lb ft of torque now available. Meaning that this Mulsanne is capable of 0-62 in just 5.0 seconds and a top speed of 190mph, and that's slightly brilliant.

It's also slightly pointless - and not just because it's a luxury limousine with the sporting pretensions of a telephone box - but because Bentley already offers an 811lb ft, 190mph Mulsanne in the shape of the Speed. It even comes with carbon bits.

Which begs the question; if you can buy the same thing from Bentley, why wouldn't you? Unless you want that badly to go against the grain, in which case, why would you buy a Mulsanne at all?

There's no word yet on pricing or availability, but should you be interested in perusing some of Mansory's other offerings there are quite a few in the classifieds... how about that Aventador?

 

 

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Ares

Original Poster:

2,950 posts

41 months

Friday 14th July
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Wow. Just wow.

nyxster

1,083 posts

92 months

Friday 14th July
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What's the arabic for 'Barried' - mansory.

vikingaero

2,794 posts

90 months

Friday 14th July
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I was expecting Klass and not Class.

Surprisingly restrained for Mansory.

Bencolem

376 posts

160 months

Friday 14th July
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Dafydd Wood said:
There are new, 22 inch wheels too which, surprisingly enough, are not carbon, instead being forged from a "particularly light' aluminium alloy - crucial on a 2.6 tonne car.
I would have thought that reducing unsprung weight provide benefits regardless of the overall vehicle weight?

RenesisEvo

2,952 posts

140 months

Friday 14th July
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Bencolem said:
Dafydd Wood said:
There are new, 22 inch wheels too which, surprisingly enough, are not carbon, instead being forged from a "particularly light' aluminium alloy - crucial on a 2.6 tonne car.
I would have thought that reducing unsprung weight provide benefits regardless of the overall vehicle weight?
A fair point but when the car is already so heavy, the change in the damping ratio as a result isn't going to be that significant, especially when you consider how much the brake discs weigh.
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the_hood

345 posts

115 months

Friday 14th July
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vikingaero said:
Surprisingly restrained for Mansory.
+1

rare6499

141 posts

60 months

Friday 14th July
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I have to say, I really like that. It looks absolutely awesome!

Demonix

60 posts

133 months

Friday 14th July
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That's actually quite a subdued "Barrying" from Mansonry the house of minging customisation for those with deep pockets and no taste.

Cupramax

6,610 posts

173 months

Friday 14th July
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hehe loving the carbon chin spoiler/splitter, must be the first thing every Mulsanne owners wants.

sleepera6

3,646 posts

18 months

Friday 14th July
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Needs different wheels and it would be.... rather nice.

Right now... meh.

Mansory is finally going in the right direction. Maybe to please everyone they could make one restrained, elegant version of e.g S65, and a horrifically ugly bonkers version.

Amanitin

79 posts

58 months

Friday 14th July
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"but why"

the question is not why they build this. Nobody cares.
the question is why do you report it?

alorotom

2,583 posts

108 months

Friday 14th July
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Now THAT I don't like ... I LOVE

much improved and much less old man - where the lottery wish list

FN2TypeR

3,502 posts

14 months

Friday 14th July
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It's ghastly

I like it

J4CKO

22,019 posts

121 months

Friday 14th July
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Not really sure what they are adding, some massive wheels, some carbon bits, remap and an exhaust ?

Not sure how it qualifies as a Mansory Mulsanne, its still 99 percent original Bentley.

I suppose it is more difficult these days, Overfinch used to do achingly cool things to Range Rovers, there was a lot of room for improvement in terms of performance so you shoved a yank V8 in, the interior was nice but not super plush, so scope there as well but nowadays JLR do a solid job of finishing their cars and making them perform so along comes Kahn, Mansory, Onyx and the rest of them and it is slim pickings that generally seem to make the base car stand out, but for the wrong reasons, a Kahn RR Sport, to me is the car equivalent of Ali G's tracksuit.

Always think its rather rude to remove the Range Rover badging and replace it with Kahn or whatever, its like the bloke who writes the forward on a novel changing the authors name for his own, but the punters seem to love it, if a RR Sport isnt flash and in your face enough, get one of these outfits to tart it up.

They do seem to attract some utter "Throbbers" (borrowing that word, I quite like it) judging by the way they get parked/driven round here and the one I saw the other day with a silver on black reg plate, dont think it was pre 1975 being as it was a new model.



ZX10R NIN

8,063 posts

46 months

Friday 14th July
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I like the look of that well done Mansory. smile

sleepera6

3,646 posts

18 months

Friday 14th July
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Even though Overfinch is Mansory with a historical badge, I still like them enough to warrant strangely liking this (bar the horrible bootlid, vents and OTT spoiler)

I feel unclean.




At £209,990 they can keep it though!

VGTICE

1,003 posts

8 months

Friday 14th July
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Hang on, I always thought that Mansory were the lead designer for the Mulsanne project, wasn't this the case?

DBRacingGod

408 posts

113 months

Friday 14th July
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Pretty shàgging ghastly.

DP33

108 posts

47 months

Friday 14th July
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To quote E Blackadder esquire -Like wheels on a tomato - possible but pointless

V10Ace

153 posts

14 months

Saturday 15th July
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Amanitin said:
"but why"

the question is not why they build this. Nobody cares.
the question is why do you report it?
Because this site is bigger than just "you"

I for one really like it....

Someone even questioned why you would want to reduce unsprung weight.. lol. On PH... lol.