Subtlety, your name is definitely not Mansory. The German tuner has unveiled its latest topic, an Aston Martin DBX outfitted with the company’s signature flash. However, if you can see past the visual assault, the car stands out as the first tuned DBX.
Mansory modified the Aston’s AMG-built 4.0-litre V8 engine with a new ECU, larger turbos and a reworked exhaust. That transforms the already powerful DBX from a 542-horsepower 516-pound-foot SUV into an 800-horse, 738-pound-foot behemoth. A shield-shaped badge reads “Mansory P800 Performance” in case you’re in doubt about the output, but nowhere is this alphanumeric string mentioned in the press materials. Mansory claims a 0-62 time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 202 mph. Also brakes and wheels are not discussed.
The company also claims that many of the aerodynamic changes are needed to keep the DBX grounded while reaching supercar speeds. These include a widebody kit with pronounced fender openings, a front panel that offers more openings than the Washington Generals, and the rear diffuser gives customers a choice of two placements for the dual exhaust. One places the exhaust pipes on either side of the rear panel and the other places them side by side in the middle.
Many of these parts, including the side skirts, are made from forged carbon. We know it’s supposed to be lightweight, modern, and expensive, but we can’t help but think they end up looking like the standard granite countertop in a Zillow flipper. You may also have noticed that the Mansory DBX has not one, but two extended rear wings. Each is made of forged carbon and each also looks like a ritual Klingon combat weapon.
You can have the Mansory DBX in any color you want, as long as it’s black with lime green. While the exterior of the DBX isn’t too saturated with textmarker grün, the same can’t be said for its cabin. There, a dizzying pattern of chartreuse AM grilles on the seats, door panels and center console gives life to the nightmare scenario of being trapped in a Magic Eye poster.
If you really fancy a faster DBX, we’d recommend waiting for the upcoming V12, which will likely retain Aston Martin’s traditionally elegant styling. The DBX may have saved Aston Martin from financial ruin, but let’s not ruin the DBX.