Geneva 2011: tuners and coachbuilders
There's a whole other world at the Geneva motor show. Welcome everyone, to the automotive plastic surgeons' corner...
Posted: 04 Mar 2011
Mansory has made a name for itself by doing outrageous things to cars that most treat with the utmost respect - the Bugatti Veyron and Rolls Phantom have both come in for attention in previous years. This year it toned things down a little. The Cormeum is its take on the Merc SLS, and while it looks carbon-bodied and is 90kg lighter, Mansory has actually gone easy on it. The roof and doors are new and lighter, and the longer nose apparently helps deliver more air into the engine.
That might boost power a bit over the standard SLS's 562bhp, but what really makes the difference is the supercharger. 660bhp is the result. But Mansory says it has already tested an 800bhp conversion, too. Just 15 will be built.