German automobile tuner Mansory is one of the most controversial names in the business, famous for creating enhancement kits that often end up ruining perfectly good cars. The company arrived at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show with a big line-up of customized cars spanning across several different segments, which includes a bespoke version of the newly launched Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII. While most of us believe that the new flagship model of the British marque truly represents the pinnacle of luxury car-making, Mansory believes that its special touch can improve upon what’s possibly the best luxury limo in the world. Called the Phantom Bushukan Edition, it comes with a custom-tailored body kit all around that, according to Mansory, improves the car’s aerodynamics while making it more unique.
Sporting a two-tone paint scheme with black and the company’s own Bushukan yellow (derived from a large citrus fruit a.k.a Buddha’s Hand), large 16-spoke 24-inch wheels and racing-inspired quad exhaust tips complete the striking exterior features. Inside the cabin, the upgraded interior continues with the same color scheme as the outside which is combined with an appalling choice of trim. In true Mansory tradition, the engine has been tuned to produce more power. The 6.75-liter twin-turbocharged V12 has been reworked to increase the output from 563 to 610 horsepower. Nevertheless, judging by the rest of the Mansory-customized cars that are on show in Geneva, the Phantom Bushukan Edition is the least cringe-worthy model of the lot.