Mansory Lamborghini Aventador Carbonado “Black Diamond” is Feathery and Ferocious
The Lamborghini Aventador is already, quite likely, the most extroverted new car you can buy. The jetfighter-esque styling, the bellowing 6.5L V12 and the scissor doors that have been a hallmark of Lambo flagships since the Countach are all sure to make you immensely popular with your fellow gas station patrons. Wealthy recluses should definitely look elsewhere for their transportation needs.
On the other hand, if you’re a wealthy people person and don’t think the Aventador is outgoing enough to meet your needs, you can always buy one and send it to a tuner to make it an even more of an attention grabber (if not faster, too). And Mansory’s latest Aventador-based creation is certainly great at getting noticed.
Dubbed the Carbonado “Black Diamond,” almost all of the exterior panels that aren’t already carbon fiber – specifically, the front bumper and splitter, front fenders, front trunklid, rear quarter panels, rocker panels, and rear bumper and diffuser – are replaced with carbon fiber units. A fixed rear spoiler (also carbon fiber) is installed on the rear, and the replacement fenders and quarter panels (which are 1.6” and 2”, respectively, wider than stock) are stuffed with forged aluminum wheels featuring carbon fiber inlays on the spokes and measuring 9”x20” in front and 13”x21” in back.
Climb inside and you’ll be greeted by even more carbon fiber, namely trim pieces on the dashboard, steering wheel and elsewhere. The seats have been recovered in handpicked leather hides, which are stitched together by hand, and there are new matching floormats under your feet. And speaking of feet, the driver will be using them to operate a new set of slip-resistant aluminum pedals.
And pushing the skinny pedal on the right will unleash an incomprehensible level of fury. Mansory reprogrammed the ECU and fitted a low-restriction exhaust system to boost the V12’s output from 691hp and 507 lb.-ft to 743hp and 553 lb.-ft. Rifle through the gears in the 7-speed paddle-shift transmission and Mansory says you’ll hit 62 mph from a dead stop in just 2.8 seconds on your way to a top speed of 221 mph. Those are improvements of a tenth of a second and 4 mph, respectively, over the batscat-to-begin-with stock Aventador figures.
Mansory isn’t saying how much the Carbonado conversion package will cost (we’re guessing more than enough to get you a nice junior supercar like an R8 or GT-R), but it is saying how many it will make. That number is six. Not 100, not 25, six. So if you’re really interested in one, get your order in post haste. But mostly haste.