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Posted: 13 Sep 2013
Mansory F12 La Revoluzione
We’ve saved the best until last. Top Gear’s ‘OMG!’ award, which once again, and for the fifth motor show in a row, goes to Mansory. This time for their latest iteration of the Ferrari F12: La Revoluzione.
When Jeremy reviewed the fastest Ferrari currently available, he pondered whether it had too much power. A strange thought from someone who religiously sips from the challis of horsepower. But Mansory disagrees. And it seems by quite a margin: they’ve upgraded the ECU, bolted on a set of large turbochargers and added a brand new exhaust system designed for minimal back pressure – all in pursuit of more power. And they’ve ended up with a bonkers 1,200 bhp and 650 lb ft from the 6.3 litre V12. What would Jeremy say to that?
And they didn’t stop there. Always trying to go above and beyond to push the automotive boundaries, Mansory thought that it could ‘fix’ Ferrari’s styling, too. Unhappy with the tireless hours of testing that Ferrari did with the F12 in their very expensive wind tunnel to make it as aerodynamically efficient as possible, Mansory stripped off all the panels and put their own carbon fibre ones on and placed a big wing on the back. Then put it on 21 inch wheels at the front and 22 inch wheels at the back, because everyone knows the bigger the wheel the faster the car, right?
How much do you pay for this privilege? Just over a million pounds. That’s four normal F12s plus some change. You have permission to pick your jaw off the floor now.