Gemballa releases Tornado Cayenne GTS Limited Edition

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

Gemballa, the well-known tuning specialist of Porsche, will be coming out with a complete product line of its current kit patterned on the first concept of the 'Tornado' Cayenne GTS. The Tornado production models will be limited to 50 units and will come in two distinct variants with three levels of tuning.

The inspiration for the appearance of the big SUV comes directly from the remarkable Carrera GT supercar which comes with alloy wheels of five spokes, front bumpers with large air vents, a hood made of carbon fiber, a wide-view sunroof, a built-in rear diffuser and the latest taillight design.

In addition, some of the revisions done required fresh intercoolers, an ECU uprate and a high-flow exhaust system.There are two Tornado models that will make it to the market: GTS and GTR.

In the GTR model, which was almost exclusively built for performance, Gemballa got rid of almost all of its luxury elements and transformed the AWD SUV into an RWD, thereby cutting down overall weight by a whopping 250 kilograms!

Compared to the GTS's 495 hp, the GTR can, contingent on buyer requirement, generate three potency levels of 542 hp, 641 hp and 740 hp.

The new Porsche Cayenne is equipped, as standard equipment, with Porsche Stability Management (PSM) that regularly communicates with Porsche Traction Management. However, PSM only interferes when the Porsche Cayenne goes beyond the limits of driving physics.

Moreover, the Cayenne is equipped with new Brake Assistant as well as pre-loading function that helps enhance the overall quality and efficiency of the brake system. As soon as Brake Assistant detects that driver has applied brakes in an emergency – using information from the hydraulic PSM control unit – it would boost the brake pressure needed for optimal stopping power.

On the other hand, the brake pre-loading function builds up higher pressure within the brake system as soon as the driver withdraws the foot suddenly from the gas pedal, thereby helping to shorten the needed stopping distance. On the other hand, Trailer Stability Control could detect any pendulum motion on the trailer.

If motion is detected, the system would intervene by applying the brakes individually as needed to improve brake stability. Meanwhile, the anti-lock brake system (ABS) could periodically raise wheel slip during brake cycles if it detects that brakes were applied on loose ground.

When driving on sand, snow or fine gravel, this ABS function builds up a wedge of the material just in front of the wheels for an additional braking effect on loose ground or slippery surfaces.

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