Customizing cars, trucks, and motorcycles is one of the best parts of being a gearhead. Hot rods, choppers, and overlander vehicles have such a long and rich history that when it’s done poorly or just in bad taste, it really sucks. It’s one thing to make a Buick LeSabre uglier by doing nasty-looking mods, but to junk up a Ford GT40, something already so nearly perfect, that is truly a shame.
What did Mansory do to the Ford GT40?
Mansory is a German tuning house that specializes in super high-end builds. Unfortunately, it has decided to set its gaze upon three Ford GT40s. According to Car and Driver, in June of 2020, Mansory revealed the Le Mansory, a supercar based on the Ford GT40.
The motoring world was less than pleased to see what became of the once beautiful GT40. It is a hot-blue color littered with Carbon fiber bits, a massive wing, and cartoonish wheels, adding up something that looks like something a nine-year-old would make in Forza. The Le Mansory is totally devoid of taste or discretion in any capacity. Well, the Germans have done it again.
This past Friday, Mansory revealed the second of the three cartoon racers. This new one is basically the same style as the first one. Like the Walmart-blue scheme of the first Le Mansory, the second continues the Walmart theme by sporting a black/grey/red scheme that looks more like an off-brand BMX with a name like “The Flaming Scorpion” than a custom-built supercar.
The second Le Mansory looks questionable at best
The once GT40 is wrapped in a carbon-fiber body with loads of new angles and exaggerated features, making it look more like a fantasy hot wheels toy than a real car. The new fascia makes the face look kind of like Groucho Marks with blocky eyebrows above the headlights.
Literally, the only two cool design features about the Le Mansory #2 is the dual roof scoops (I love roof scoops) and the tri-barrel exhaust out back. Even the exhaust, as cool as it is, isn’t overly original. If you compare the back end of the Le Mansory and the back end of a Pagani Hyuayra, you might see some similarities.
How did the interior turn out?
About the same… Car and Driver mentions that all of the interior panels have been recut and reupholstered, along with the seats, to match the off-brand BMX bike paint scheme. The seats and door panels are wrapped in an obnoxious red that looks like the glowing eyes of the cobra shift knob from Autozone. Behind the tacky seats sits a modified verison of the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 from the Ford GT40. Mansory claims the second one will make 700 hp and hit a top speed of 220, only 4 mph faster than Ford’s version.
If for some reason you want one of these instead of a real Ford GT40…
Thankfully, they are pretty limited. Mansory says it will only make three examples of these video game cars. If you want one for some reason, it is unclear whether this second one has been spoken for, but the first example is currently available for purchase.
Yep, you can have your very own Le Mansory for the meager price of $2.1 million. I don’t really even know what to say about that, so I’ll just leave it right here for you to ponder. In case you need any further food for thought, dear reader, that is the price of four actual base Ford GT40s. You can have that thing or literally one Ford GT40 for each day of the weekend with two to spare.