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This used to be a Maserati MC20 until Mansory got its hands on it

Is the MCX Pergusa sacrilege?

Mansory gets its grubby mitts on the Maserati MC20 next. PHOTO FROM MANSORY

The Maserati MC20 is arguably a very pretty car, but there are people who have their own idea of beauty.

People who prefer to have the carefully designed lines of this gentleman’s express redrawn, and who like to add a certain je ne sais quoi to the vehicle—this being massive amounts of carbon fiber, a huge spoiler, new bodykit, and other bits that make the final result look as subtle as a clown at a funeral. Yes, it’s another Mansory, and this one is called the MCX Pergusa.

We have to admit, the aero kit looks rather cool. PHOTOS FROM MANSORY

The marmite motor modifier (you either love him or hate him) has had his way with Maserati’s car, and the result is (as usual) quite outrageous-looking. In traditional Kourosh Mansory fashion, all body parts are made of carbon fiber, and the look of his latest conversion differs slightly from the series-production model to put it very mildly.

A new rear spoiler and a massive air scoop immediately announce that this isn’t a normal MC20, as do the new front skirt, the new hood, and the new rear diffuser. Mansory calls this changed look “visually harmonious,” a term not everyone might agree with.

Still, there are seemingly enough people who like this kind of thing to keep the firm in business. The machine rolls along on forged 21-inch (front) and 22-inch (rear) rims that have to cope with more power than the normal MC20.

We hope you love forged carbon. PHOTOS FROM MANSORY

That’s because Mansory also modified the 3.0-liter V6 biturbo engine, and it now produces 750hp and 880Nm of torque.

This much power is enough to rocket the carbon-fiber creation from a standstill to 100km/h in a mere 2.6 seconds, and onto an autobahn-worthy top speed of 335km/h. A new sports exhaust makes sure you’ll hear the Pergusa even if you hardly see it as it flies by at 93m per second.

You can make the interior as offensive or unassuming as possible depending on how deep your pockets are. PHOTOS FROM MANSORY

The interior can be customized to the wishes of the buyers, of which there will only ever be five (because that’s the number of the MCX Pergusa that the firm will build).

From having almost all surfaces (including the footwells) clad in leather to even more carbon fiberif you want it (and can pay for it)Mansory will fit it. Prices for the Maserati MCX Pergusa have not been revealed yet, but will of course be substantially above a normal MC20.

Not that the people in Mansory’s client database care about details like that. What they want are cars that make them stand out, and that the firm delivers better than pretty much anyone else.

Frank Schuengel

Frank is a German e-commerce executive who loves his wife, a Filipina, so much he decided to base himself in Manila. He has interesting thoughts on Philippine motoring. He writes the aptly named ‘Frankly’ column.