Mansory has revealed its first modified version of the Maserati MC20, with an extreme body fit made from forged carbon fiber.
The engine has been upgraded to 710 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. That explains the increase in the number of cooling vents slashed into the body.
The interior is covered in yellow quilted leather, with a dash of carbon fiber and tricolor stripes on the seats to match the bodywork.
BMW's recent design language—with snout-like grilles, squinty LED headlights, and disjointed body lines—has sparked vitriol in internet comment sections. But there's another company from Bavaria that somehow manages to create even more garish designs: Mansory. The German tuners are back with a new concoction, a modified Maserati MC20 revealed last week, although the over-the-top look is more befitting a low-slung supercar than an elegant grand tourer like the Bentley Continental GT.
While the MC20's underlying design is pure and smooth, Mansory has sullied it by affixing all manner of forged carbon-fiber doodads. The front bumper has been entirely replaced, now featuring gaping air intakes that look ready to inhale anything that stands in the angry beast's path. Dive planes sharp enough to slice off your legs sprout in front of tacked-on wheel-arch extensions, and Mansory has hacked a vast array of vents into the hood.
The huge air intakes carved into the side of the vehicle give it a dramatic presence. They feed air to the tuned twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6, which now pumps out an extra 89 horsepower for a total of 710 ponies. The 627 pound-feet of torque also represents an 89-pound-foot improvement, with the boosted output coming from revised engine electronics and a new four-pipe exhaust system. Sixty-two mph is said to arrive in 2.7 seconds—we tested the standard MC20 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds—while the top speed is a claimed 205 mph.
The rear is dominated by that wing, which towers behind a carbon-fiber engine cover and works with a double-decker diffuser to provide downforce. Mansory says the suspension has also been revised, while the unique wheels are in a staggered setup measuring 21 inches up front and 22 inches at the rear.
Somehow, the Mansory MC20 is even less subtle inside. Lurid yellow leather covers nearly every surface, with a quilted pattern extending from the seats to the floors and footwell walls. Tricolor stripes representing the Italian flag run up the middle of the seats, echoing the exterior, and the rest of the interior trim is fashioned from carbon fiber.
Known as the First Edition, this reimagined Maserati is apparently the first of several MC20-based projects, which will also include the Cielo convertible. No price was specified for the Mansory-modified MC20, but it shouldn't be long before this extreme rendition of the classy Italian sports car pops up parked in front of a Monaco casino.
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