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Mansory Gives Lamborghini Aventador More Carbon Fiber

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On: Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 3:21PM | By: Chris Weiss

Mansory Gives Lamborghini Aventador More Carbon Fiber

Lamborghini is a big proponent of weight savings through lightweight composites. It opened a composite research center two years ago, and it uses generous amounts of carbon fiber in its models. It even built the Sesto Elemento as a sort of ode to lightweight carbon fiber construction. But it has taken the tuning of Mansory to give Lambo's latest model an overdose of carbon fiber.

While the standard Aventador uses plenty of carbon fiber, the Mansory Carbonado takes it to the next level, replacing non-carbon exterior components with the auto industry's favorite weave. Mansory says every element of its aerodynamics package is crafted from carbon. Those elements include an apron with optimized air inlets, front lip, side sills, rear apron with diffuser and rear wing. Mansory also replaces body panels, the engine and roof covers, and the hood with carbon fiber versions. Aerodynamics are enhanced while weight is kept to a minimum.

Under that carbon engine cover, Mansory optimizes the engine management system and adds a high-performance exhaust system, bumping horsepower by over 50 to 743 bhp. With the changes, the Lamborghini edges ever closer to its VW brethren the Bugatti Veyron, boasting a 2.8-second 0-to-62 mph time (the standard Aventador clocks in at 2.9 seconds, the Veyron at 2.5 seconds). The top speed sees a bump to 220 mph.

Mansory drops a proverbial cherry on top of its carbon sundae in the form of a set of ultralight forged rims with carbon fiber inlays. The 20-inch front rims are rolled in VA 255/30 ZR20 tires, and the 21-inch rear rims in HA 345/25 ZR21 tires.

Mansory plans to offer just six Aventador Carbonado models. It doesn't include a price in its press release, but considering the $390,000 Aventador base and notoriously high price of carbon fiber, we don't expect it to look modest.

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