We all know there is a market for bespoke, one-off supercars out there, some customers want something truly special, something nobody else can buy, and they are willing to pay a substantial premium for such a rarity.
Just take a look at the Lamborghini SC20 that was recently unveiled, built by Lamborghini’s Squadra Corse after a design from the Centro Stile, at the request of a customer … only one in the world, with a rumored price tag over €6,000,000, exclusivity has to be paid.
But there are other options on the market, just take a look at what Mansory has been doing for decades already, they are specialized in taking the world’s most luxurious or powerful cars, and transform them into something completely different … some people don’t like what Mansory does, but you have to admit their workmanship is beyond expectations.
Remember Mansory was the first to have a complete body kit for the Aventador ready at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, just one year after the new V12 flagship was unveiled, a year later, in 2013, Mansory made another major impact with their Carbonado LP1250, with a total power output of 1,250 hp thanks to a twin-turbo setup, limited to 6 units.
Later in 2013, at the IAA in Frankfurt, Mansory showed the Carbonado Apertos, the Roadster version of their Carbonado, again with 1,250 hp, but now based on the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, and limited to only 3 units worldwide, at that time listed at €1,200,000.
After that Mansory also started doing one-off, bespoke builds, the first one being the Mansory J.S.1. from 2016, requested by London-based James Shunt, based on the Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce, with a power increase to 830 hp.
This brings us to this 2019 Mansory Carbonado EVO, an evolved Roadster version of the J.S.1. almost, and again limited to just one unit, with a rumored list price of €2,000,000 and thanks to a completely rebuilt V12 engine and the addition of a pair of turbochargers, a power output of 1,250 hp … so about 500 hp more for €4 million less than the SC20 … and you do get a full windshield and roof panels on the Mansory Carbonado EVO.
Unlike the 2020 Mansory Cabrera, which is based on the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, the Carbonado EVO takes an Aventador Roadster to start with, but just about nothing from the original Sant’Agata built Bull remains, the entire car is taken apart, the body panels are removed, the interior is taken apart, and even the engine comes out for a complete rebuild from the ground up.
Mansory puts a new front bumper on the Carbonado EVO, which styling looks inspired by the Lamborghini Veneno, a new front hood with large vents is fitted, with additional vents in front of the windshield. The front fenders from Mansory are 40mm wider compared to the factory original units, and these new ones come with vents above the wheels, even the door skin is replaced, and now features a Y-shaped extrusion. Wider rear fenders that also come with three vents on top bring us to a completely redesigned rear diffuser and an amazing looking rear wing.
Note that the entire Carbonado EVO is finished in a satin gloss, clear carbon fiber pattern made by Mansory in-house, even the aero rings on the Raze-7 inspired, center lock, forged wheels which Mansory calls the CV.7 Air C units, 9×20 inch for the front, 13×21 inch for the rear, and Pirelli P ZERO tires size 255/30ZR20 front and 355/25ZR21 rear.
And the customization continues for the interior of the Carbonado EVO, with a full Alcantara upholstery, every part inside this bespoke Lamborghini has been replaced by Mansory, either in this natural material that’s both durable and soft or with that B2 bomber inspired carbon fiber pattern. A Q-Citura inspired, hand-stitched pattern is visible throughout the interior … and in line with Mansory, the red-covered start button had been moved to the top of the windshield … in true fighter jet fashion.
The Mansory Carbonado EVO can reach 100 km/h in only 2.6 seconds thanks to that rebuilt V12 with two turbochargers, the top speed has risen to 380 km/h making this V12 one of the fastest in the world … sadly only one has been built, but I think if your bank account is big enough, you will be able to have Mansory create a Cabrera Apertos based on the Aventador SVJ Roadster … just for you.