Germany tuning company Mansory is infamous for its outrageous automotive creations. Their resume consists of things like a naked carbon fiber-bodied Lamborghini Aventador and even a tuned Bugatti Veyron, and their latest creation, the Ferrari 488-based ‘4XX Siracusa’, doesn’t break the long-lasting chain of standout customizations from the Munich-based company.
The 4XX Siracusa features some new bodywork clearly inspired by the LaFerrari-based FXX K. It has similar decals and numbering to the FXXK, and the pointed front bumper, prominent rear diffuser, side skirts and sectional rear wing look as though they’ve been plucked directly from the hybrid track monster. Much like the aero bits on the FXX K, the various custom aero pieces on the 4XX also help to push the car into the ground at speed, Mansory says.
In addition to the aerodynamic pieces, Mansory tuners have also applied lightweight wheels measuring 20-inches out front and 21-inches in the rear and lowered the suspension by 20mm. A rework of the engine mapping and a new exhaust has also livened up the 488’s twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 engine, bringing output to 778 horsepower and 561 lb-ft of torque.
Mansory claims the 4XX Siracusa will accelerate from 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds before reaching a top speed of 211mph, figures that make it slightly quicker than the standard 488, which accelerates to 62 mph in 3.0- seconds flat and tops out at 205 mph.
We’re not the biggest fans of the 4XX Siracusa, so let’s call it an acquired taste. It’s far from the most polarizing creation to roll out of Mansory’s shop and it’s definitely not the most outrageous thing on the show floor at this year’s 2016 Geneva International Motor Show, but we prefer a more restrained look. Mansory shouldn’t have any trouble finding buyers, though, as the firm has proved time and time again that these whacky tuner cars are popular with Europe’s elite.