Carbon Fiber All Day: Introducing the Mansory Cyrus Based on Aston Martin DBS or DB9
Making its world debut at the 63rd Frankfurt Motor Show this year, the Mansory Cyrus, based on the Aston Martin DBS or DB9, is pretty breathtaking. The body panels are made entirely out of aerospace grade carbon fiber, replacing the original metal sheeting. The Cyrus has a redesigned front skirt with bigger inlets and a carbon hood with two power domes. In the rear, there is a revised rear skirt with integrated diffuser and an extended rear wing.
A new exhaust system with stainless steel tailpipes adds a throaty roar. The Cyrus gets some new “feet” with 20×9-inch wheels up front and 21×10.5-inch wheels in the rear. Dunlop Sport Maxx tires are wrapped over the black ultra-forged rims. To round out the package, the Mansory throws in a coil-over suspension that has been dropped and tweaked.
Mansory is always pretty creative with its interior upgrades and their work on the Aston Marting DB9 and DBS is no exception. The introductory model showcases a pretty radical two-tone theme with red and black luxury leather. Custom carbon fiber pieces are fitted on the dashboard and center console. Hand-stitched decorative trim is featured on the dash and seats. There is also a redesigned ergonomic steering wheel. Aluminum is used for the pedals and foot rests.
The Mansory Cyrus will set you back €380,000 on top of a base Aston Martin DB9 or DBS. This is a mere pittance for this kind of aesthetic treatment if you just robbed a bank. Strangely enough, even with all of the amazing new supercars being launched, the Cyrus still had many thinking that it might be the best looking car at the show. I do think it is an amazing looking car but for that kind of additional coin, I’d want much more performance. There haven’t been any specs yet on the carbon fiber weight reduction so it must be negligible. Horsepower only gets boosted by 28 for the DB9 featured at the show. In any case, it’s still one of the best uses of carbon fiber we’ve seen to date…
Completely took my breath away. The look of raw carbon fiber body panels flowing over the smooth lines of an Aston is just awesome. I mean that in the biblical sense, not surfer-dude “awesome.” The way the weave rolls over the fenders is insane! And it doesn’t hide the lines of the car at all. From the side, with that red interior, the contrast makes your eyes magically pull your entire body forward by the corneas. I was hoping the weight savings would be hundreds of pounds, but it sounds like not. I agree it’s far too much money for just an aesthetic change. What’s the point of CF if it weighs the same? That could be a veryyyy expensive curb scrape. Ouch. Nonetheless, that car looks evil in the best way. And what a great demonstration of Mansory’s Carbon Fiber forming skills. I give it a 9.5.
For the money though, I would happily buy a regular DBS, and then build a 900hp 911 turbo.
I think it’s a really shallow intervention. One reason why Aston Martins are so revered is for their hand formed body panels which requires more precision than carbon forming. If there’s not a weight reduction trade off.. and a doubt very carefully studied aerodynamics, then this is purely an aesthetic change which I don’t even think is as great as the original. My thoughts.
This WAS such a beautiful car. Unfortunately they decided to make it all carbon fiber, which is horribly ugly and tacky looking. Why would you take such a beautiful, refined sports car and turn it into something that looks like the ghetto racer kid’s suped up Honda? What a waste of a perfectly good car!