We have the first rundown of the new Mansory G-Couture, a tuner job based on the Mercedes G 55 AMG. The story and live photos inside.
Mansory's tuning team is at it again, this time taking their brash designs to the Mercedes-Benz G-class. The Mansory G-Couture began life as a Mercedes G 55 AMG, before receiving an impressive power upgrade.
Engineers boosted horsepower by nearly 200 PS (147 kW) to 700 PS (515 kW). The already torque heavy engine sees figures rise to 880 Nm (590 lb-ft) from 700. To achieve these results, the company says they replaced "the majority of the components with high-performance components from the Mercedes-Benz SLR."
The vehicle's new exterior is now made of carbon-fiber, including the roof, but excluding the windows (of course). Mansory claims the material was compressed in a "special pressure chamber," and now "no more air inclusions remain in the material. Normally, this processing method is only used in aviation and aerospace, as it is very cost-intensive." The big machine now rides on 23-inch one-piece rims wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion high-performance tires.
Inside, occupants ride in four individual seats with a center console running the entire length of the cockpit. Leather and python skin make up the interior, with aluminum pedals and sports steering wheel also thrown in.
The Mansory G-Couture is now on display at the Geneva Motor Show.