Date posted : February 24. 2016
We've all seen the impressive aerodynamic kits from Mansory for some of the most expensive luxury and super cars in the world, most of them with massive power increases like their Huracan Torofeo with 1,250hp or the Mansory Carbonado GT with a stupendous 1,600hp ... always combined with some of the most intimidating bodywork finished in carbon fiber.
Mansory is known for their very special carbon fiber patterns, and they can achieve this custom weave by using their own, in-house autoclave to create all those lightweight parts, both for the exterior and for the interior of just about any car, be it a Bugatti, a Rolls Royce, an Aston Martin ... or a Lamborghini ... this is also the reason Mansory can create custom order, one-off models ... like this new J.S.1.
The Mansory J.S.1. is a one of a kind car built to order for London based enthusiast James Shunt, who owns about 20 other Mansory cars next to this 1 of 1 Lamborghini based custom, in fact the Mansory J.S.1. is built using an already rare Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce version, only 600 of those have been built by Automobili Lamborghini SpA.
But this owner wanted something really special, so he asked Mansory to create a one of a kind custom car inspired by the Lamborghini Veneno, a car that has been built only 3 times and these days requires many millions more than the initial MSRP of €3,000,000 back in 2013 ... just how much this Mansory J.S.1. cost to create hasn't been disclosed by the way (Mansory Carbonado was listed at €900,000 while the Mansory Apertos required €1,200,000 to buy).
I think the original Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce was ordered with a hefty option list, one of the most impressive are those 7-Razze center lock wheels originally bespoke for the Veneno but now available as an accessory on the Aventador too ... normally this would require the installation of a center lock wheel hub, but on the Superveloce the Dianthus wheels are center lock already ... what isn't listed on the Lamborghini accessory list are those carbon fiber rings on these 7-Razze wheels ... probably Mansory created these for Mr Shunt, or the latter managed to convince Lamborghini to deliver a set of 4 rings to him after all.
Mansory went all the way on the restyling of this Aventador Superveloce, the entire front bumper was replaced with one that looks almost exactly like the one on the Veneno while the front fenders are the typical Mansory units with the added fins above the wheels, the front hood on the J.S.1. is however a bespoke one with two massive outlets ... again in Veneno Style.
While the Lamborghini Veneno came with a relatively small air intake the Mansory J.S.1. uses a very large, flat square one similar to the one seen on the Mansory Carbonado GT the flows into the custom made Mansory engine cover and continues onto a new rear spoiler that looks more like the Super Veloce unit from the Murciélago.
The rear fenders are the wider Mansory units with three vents carved into the shoulders and naturally that round wheel arch extension ... on the side a pair of skirts are added that feature vertical fins at the front and rear while the rear diffuser took inspiration from another special Lamborghini, the Aventador LP720-4 50th Anniversary edition.
On the inside the workmanship from Mansory once again shines ... the original car was ordered with the carbon fiber sport seats from the factory, but Mansory upholstered them with the softest leather and put their custom carbon fiber pattern on the visible parts, the central console received a new upholstery too while the door panels ... which are clear carbon fiber on the Superveloce have also been replaced by Mansory.
In fact with all the parts that have been replaced by Mansory the overall weight of the Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce has been reduced by 50 Kg, add to this the mild power increase to 830 hp (from the 750 hp originally) and the acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h now takes 2.7 seconds instead of 2.8 while the top speed increased to 355 Km/h.
Let's hope Mansory will showcase this one of one J.S.1. edition at the Geneva Auto Show in early March.
Text © Mark Smeyers - www.lambocars.com
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