The Mercedes-Benz G500 Mansory “Speranza” is the proof that tuning can sometimes go terribly wrong. This is the cabriolet off-roader modified by the tuning house.
It used to be a boxy off-roader, angular from every side you looked at it, with its usual straight lines and well-known shape. But Mansory decided this should change. Despite their usual interesting take on previous G-wagons, this is something that must have gone terribly wrong. It is the Mercedes-Benz G500 Cabrio “Speranza”.
A G-Class of the previous generation is now a fading shadow of what it used to be. Even though the tuner chose the “Speranza” (“Hope” in Italian) designation for it, it actually seems hopelss. Especially due to its price tag of 455,900 euros (approximately 514,770 US dollars, displayed on the famous mobile.de car sales website. The car has recently got the attention of the online media.
A brown paint job completes the wide body kit, that includes new bumpers, redesigned fenders, a custom hood and extended side skirts. There is also a modified spare wheel case with brown and bronze accents.
Most of the parts added are of carbon fiber. The high-ride cabriolet runs on solid 23-inch wheels with a ten-spoke design, wearing the same brown-bronze color combo.
The Mercedes-Benz G500 Cabrio “Speranza” by Mansory has quite an interior
The interior of the Mercedes-Benz G500 Cabrio “Speranza” by Mansory is just as bizzare. It comes with light and dark brown leather with a strange pattern. The seats carry the Mansory logo. Wooden finishes show up in the center console and steering wheel, giving them a vintage, though kitschy look.
Mansory made no intervention on the 5.5-liter V8 engine under the square hood. Therefore it still develops 387 horsepower and 530 Nm of torque.
The odometer reads only 1.850 kilometers, so the car is practically new. But still the almost half a million euros price tag is unjustified.