2013 Geneva Motor Show: Mansory Sanguis based on Bentley Continental GT

Article by Christian A., on March 4, 2013

For those who are not satisfied by the looks of their Bentley Continental GT, Mansory proposes the Sanguis. Set to make its debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the Sanguis program offers a new body kit for the Continental GT consisting of a newly designed front apron, with proprietary daytime driving lights and an extra-light carbon fiber bonnet, carbon fiber front wings, carbon fiber rear widening components, a new set of side sills, a rear apron which delivers additional downthrust and a new exhaust system.

Moreover, the coupe was widened by 50 millimetres at the front axle and 60 millimetres at the rear axle. Under the hood, we find the same 6.0-liter W12 engine delivering 676 hp (494 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 780 Nm at 1,700 rpm. With these numbers, the Mansory Sanguis can sprint from naught to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.5 seconds and has a top speed of 322 km/h or 201 mph.

A new set of wheels 22-inch wheels with 10-double spokes is also available. The interior was not forgotten and Mansory offers the finest materials. Anything you want can be used at the interior. Furthermore, the interior also features aluminum pedals, door entry sills and Makassar ebony wood elements.

When it comes to the GT coupe, Bentley said that the design was made possible through a team led by Director of Design Dirk van Braeckel. Using the design of the many iconic Bentley models of the past as an inspiration, the team managed to come out with a model with a sculptured and contemporary body.

In addition, by being manufactured using the most advanced of production technologies, it allowed this model to show the highest of standards in body integrity and quality. Indeed, the latest design of the GT coupe is considered to be more powerful. While the matrix radiator grille of classic Bentleys is still present, it has been made more upright for this new version.

Present as well is the standard four-lamp configuration which comes with that delicate jewel-like detailing and has those attractive daylight-running lamps using LED. As mentioned earlier, the construction of the body utilized the newest techniques. Further, the GT coupe reveals feature lines that are highly defined and that shape each area of the vehicle’s exterior design.

Looking at the exterior, the well-known power lines and the haunches in the rear show sharper radii. This mirrors the feature of the first model of the R-Type Continental released in 1950. It also results in unique surfaces and thus give this new coupe a feel similar to a coach-built model.

For the boot lid and the front wings, the brand used what is known as Aluminum Super Forming technology. What this method does is to heat the aluminum panels to as high as 500 degrees Celsius. They are then formed through the use of air pressure. Since a single sheet of aluminum is used, it removes the need for welding or even any seams.

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