Bonkers tuner Mansory goes nuts at Geneva

German tuner Mansory always brings a few properly bonkers creations to the Geneva Motor Show. This year, though, it may have surpassed itself.

Let’s start with Sahara Edition G-Wagen. Based on the G63 AMG, Mansory has added new bumpers, grille, bonnet and spot light pod, all rendered in carbonfibre. The wheelarches have been stretched 40mm as well, again made from carbon.

Mansory suggests you get 22-inch wheels, though 21s and 23s are available. Interior mods are limited only by imagination – certainly not taste. It’s gorgeously crafted, though.

Then there’s the engine. The twin-turbo 5.5-litre V8 has been tuned from the standard 529bhp to a whopping 817bhp and 737lb/ft of torque.

Subtle it ain’t. Even in desert camouflage, it sticks out like a sore thumb.

Perhaps less flash, though hardly hiding its light under a bushel, is the Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe-based Diamond Edition. Surprisingly, it isn’t actually encrusted in expensive stones. But it does have a race car-alike, all-carbon bodykit and a rather sudden interior. And 971bhp and 1,033lb/ft of torque. With that kind of power going to the back wheels only, you’ll need tyre supplier Vredestein on speed-dial.

The racing theme continues with the appropriately named Bentley Continental GT Race. Taking inspiration from the factory GT3 machines, Mansory seem to have used an entire F1 cars-worth of carbonfibre for the bumpers, grille, bonnet, boot lid and the enormous rear wing. There’s even more inside, to go with the fluorescent green detailing.

Under the bonnet, the wick has been turned up to 987bhp and 885lb/ft of torque. That’s enough for a 0-62mph time of 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 205mph.

Taking the GT3 look to its logical conclusion is the Lamborghini Huracan Torofeo. Because it actually does look like the racer, with massive wheelarches and everything. It has been completely reskinned in carbon, with yet more under the engine cover and adorning the interior.

And then Mansory bolted two turbos to the engine. The result? 986bhp, 737lb/ft, 0-62mph in 2.7 seconds and a top speed “beyond” 211mph.

Inevitably, Mansory hasn’t revealed the price of admission for any of these. Though we doubt they would leave much change from half a million. Possibly even three quarters.

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