Okay, Mansory is at it again. Right after presenting a pimped-up version of the 2007 Bentley Continental GTC, the German tuning studio has unveiled a modified Rolls Royce. Probably inspired by the exploits of the infamous rapper Xzibit, the Brand-based tuning specialist decided to use the usual set of flashy ingredients. They got some matte black paint, threw in some chrome, added black rims with heavily tinted “privacy” glass all around and served it cold.
However, it looks like the recipes that were proven on Bimmers, Lamborghinis and Audis just don’t work when it comes to real cars.
Don’t get me wrong: I don’t want to offence any future, current or former owner of any of these beautiful vehicles. Yet, as in the world of guitars there is Gibson, Fender and everybody else, in our world of cars there is Rolls-Royce, Bentley and the rest. And it looks like personalizing a vehicle that was made to be unique is not such an easy task, after all.
In this case, the recipe is really simple.
Take a pair of side power vents from Jaguar, add 22-inch forged wheels and paint them black, install sporty trunk lid and cheap-looking rear bumper with holes for a pair of stainless steel exhaust tail-pipes.
Glue on new side skirts, paint the car in a matte black and here you go with the Rolls Royce Phantom Conquistador by Mansory.
Inside, there is Shadow Black leather cladding from Glasurit, and pieces of solid silver replacing the original chrome parts.
Adding insult to injury, Mansory puts in carbon-fiber panels and Alcantara upholstery, as well as mounting LCD monitors in the back rests of front seats.
Well, the exterior modifications must be expensive but the result looks cheap, just like those attempts to make a Rolls Royce out of an old VW Beetle.
See also: Rolls-Royce 101EX Concept Coupe