Dear Mansory, Stop Messing with our Supercars!
Really. Stop. Please. German-based tuning house Mansory has been known to ratchet up the styling in a big way. I'm here to say this has to stop. The cars that they are customizing are too rare, and look too good to begin with. At the risk of sounding like an old man (of which I am not) they are ruining perfectly good cars. Just look at what they did to the F12belinetta. To call it a bastardization of automotive excellence would be to waste decent vocabulary on them. This has to stop.
It wasn't always like this. Founded in 1989, the company has been known for some very tasteful modifications, including this 2007 Bentley Continental GT (above). At some point in the late 2000's, the company started going in a different direction. I knew this was occurring when I saw their take on a 2008 Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR, but by 2010 every vehicle they produced was an abomination. This trend may have climaxed with the awful 2010 Porsche Panamera Power Pack (below). Since then, the vehicles have been no less terrible, but perhaps a smidgen less obnoxious.
Brands like Mansory are the reason that automakers have started to offer their own in-house customization, like BMW's M Performance line, and Rolls-Royce's bespoke program. These companies would rather see their vehicles with a personal touch that does not snub its nose at the history of the brand. Mansory has basically taken the Import Tuner culture of the first "Fast and the Furious" movie and applied it to supercars. That is never a good thing, and these madmen must be stopped.