Mansory G-Couture based on Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

Whenever Mansory is mentioned, it never fails to capture the interest of true car fans. The German tuning firm has been on the news repeatedly for its unique creations, and this time, it has outdone itself with its release of the state-of-the-art G-Couture. This model, which was designed with fashion designer Philipp Plein, will be limited to seven units.

Pricing has not yet been disclosed but it probably won't be a good idea to set your sights on owning one since it's likely to be priced way beyond most people's budget.

Like all Mansory cars, the G-Couture's exterior is stylish and luxurious. Carbon is used in its entire exterior up to the lower window edge and the roof of the SUV, contributing to the overall performance of the car.

Mansory said that it has used the autoclave-prepreg-method, which compresses the carbon so strongly in a special pressure chamber that no more air inclusions remain in the material.

Due to the cost, this is a processing method only used in aviation and aerospace. Mansory has replaced most of the parts with the high-performance components from the Mercedes-Benz SLR.

Doing so enabled the car to generate 700 hp (515 kW) as compared to 507 hp (373 kW) of the G 55 AMG. In addition, the maximum torque has been increased from 700 to 880 Newton meters.

The interior offers the same exclusivity as that of the exterior. A good example of this is when MANSONRY used single seats instead of a back bench. Similar to the performance shown by the car, the lateral support provided by the seats has improved as well.

There is also the central console which starts from the cockpit and goes through to the backseat. This gives the passengers at the rear a chance to view the monitors integrated to the back of the seats and connected with the vehicle’s DVD entertainment system. MANSONRY even used pure leather on the interior.

These stand out due to the quality and the endurance of these surfaces. The excellent overall impact is highlighted with the aluminium pedals and the sports steering wheel with the airbags. In addition, the elegance of the passenger cabin is evident with the use of real python skin in silver with the headrests capped with the G-Couture logos.

Kourosh Mansory has long been known to turn what are already luxury cars to unique and exclusive specimens, in the same way that Philipp Plein shaped the fashion world. As a result of their partnership, these two artists have managed to make a SUV with extravagant design, top driving performance, and luxury, all in one package.

Press Release

Kourosh Mansory puts a designer piece on wheels

Together with celebrity fashion designer Philipp Plein, the automobile refiner MANSORY turns the Mercedes-Benz G-class into a luxury vehicle class of its own in a limited edition of only seven cars. Only very few people will be able to enjoy this unique automobile. The edition is strictly limited to only seven cars.

So far, Philipp Plein is renowned around the world for his fashion and furniture. Now, he tailors a new robe for the Mercedes-Benz G 55 AMG together with the top-class refiner MANSORY. In co-operation with the engineers in Brand close to Bayreuth / Bavaria, the famous designer has developed an exterior that embodies the typically self-confident character of all MANSORY automobiles.

The new tailored suit of the G-model impresses both visually and also technically. The entire exterior up to the lower window edge and the roof of the SUV are made of carbon. But the ultra-light and high-strength material is not enough for MANSORY and its aspired exclusiveness. By using the autoclave-prepreg-method, the carbon is compressed so strongly in a special pressure chamber that 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. But MANSORY does not accept any compromise when it comes to quality.

The refiner also puts the same emphasis into the engine modification. MANSORY replaces the majority of the components with high-performance components from the Mercedes-Benz SLR. This extensive modification leads to impressive 700 hp (515 kW) with the MANSORY G-Couture instead of the serial 507 hp (373 kW) of the G 55 AMG. The maximum torque rises from 700 to 880 Newton metres.

In order to transmit this enormous power to the road, the luxury refiner equips the G-Couture with four high-performance tyres Pirelli Scorpion in the dimension 305/35 R 23. They are carried by new, one-part SUV-rims in 23 inches which MANSORY presents at their world premiere.

And of course the interior is nothing short of the exclusive exterior. Thereby it is obvious that MANSORY has replaced the back bench with four single seats whose lateral support has grown with the performance of the car. A further application is the continuous central console which now reaches from the back seat to the cock-pit and offers the passengers at the back seat integrated monitors which are connected to the DVD entertainment system.

The MANSORY upholstery department only allows flawless leather for the interior. The perfectly processed skins do not only stand out for their endurance but also for their especially pleasant surface quality. The exquisite overall impression is enhanced by the airbag sports steering wheel and the aluminium pedals. The entire refinement of the passenger cabin is emphasised by applications made of real python skin in silver and crowned with G-Couture logos in the head rests.

As revolutionary as Philipp Plein influences the world of fashion, as successful Kourosh Mansory turns luxury automobiles into exclusive unique specimen. With their co-operation, the two artists created a unique SUV which combines luxury, extravagant design and top driving performance.

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