Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Mansory chops Porsche into carbon fiber

Widely regarded as the wonder material of the 21st century, carbon fiber has been touched by genius. European coachbuilder Mansory has come up with the new technical hotness, but with a perked-up design. Carbon crazed Mansory takes Porsche Cayenne Turbo S to a new extreme with an (almost) complete carbon fiber body.

The modified Porsche Cayenne Turbo S has as much carbon from the inside as it has on the outside. With four carbon fiber sport seats, a lot of work has been done under the hood as well. The factory turbocharger have been replaced with larger ones to make 710hp and 664 ft-lbs of torque and a top speed of 188mph, riding on an electronically adjustable suspension and a massive 23-inch rims. The car is also equipped with two monitors in the center console as well as a DVD player and laptop with internet connection.

Mansory has set up a manufacturing line by retiring the conventional without any sense of blunting or artificial edge.