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If you love cars, then you definitely heard of the Gemballa Mirage GT based on the impressive Porsche Carrera GT, a supercar introduced back in 2004. Only 1,270 units were ever produced and only 25 were supposed to became a Mirage GT. The bad news is that Gemballa already sold 23 units and the good news is that only 2 Mirage GT models are still available.
Each unit is powered by a 5.7-liter V10 engine that was upgraded from 612 hp to 670 hp and from 590 to 630 Nm of torque. Using a 6-speed manual transmission, the Gemballa Mirage GT is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds, while top speed is 335 km/h or 208 mph.
Meanwhile, the new body kit is made of carbon fiber and consists of a new aprons and a big rear spoiler. In addition, the Mirage GT gets a new exhaust system that resembles the jet engines and enhances the sound.Read the entire article Last 2 Gemballa Mirage GT models looking for their buyers
The German tuning specialist Gemballa, which has become famous for its work on the Porsche Carrera GT supercar, is coming out with its latest creation in the form of the Mirage GT Carbon Edition.
This time Gemballa focused on the dual-color paint finish rather than on power output, and aims at exclusivity with the announcement that it will only build a totally limited number of 5 examples.
Although other Gemballa products came with 750hp (560kW), the Carbon Edition is content with its 670hp (500kW). The Carbon Edition still yields an extra 50hp above that of the standard Carrera GT, but with 465lb-ft (630Nm) of top torque it will definitely provide a driving sensation no matter what speed.Read the entire article Official: Gemballa Mirage GT Carbon Edition
A Porsche 911 Turbo turns heads not just because of its elegantly sporty looks, but also for its spectacular performance. Now, Gemballa has created its own version of the 911 Turbo which boasts an appearance and performance that offer much more impact than a regular model. This version – the Gemballa GT Concept – has made its debut at the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas.
Gemballa is nothing new to the world of customizations. In fact, the tuning company in Germany has been involved in individualization and customization of Porsche – as well as McLaren – sports cars in more than 30 years. Its latest project shows that Gemballa still got what it takes to bring a Porsche sports car to a whole new level.
The Gemballa GT Concept is essentially a turbo version of the Porsche 911 Turbo. In its standard form, the biturbo 3.8-liter boxer engine of the 911 Turbo is tuned to generate up to 540 hp (397 kW) of output and up to 710 Nm (523 lb.-ft.) of torque. Gemballa, however, reworked this already powerful engine to develop remarkable 828 hp (609 kW) of max output at 7,000 rpm and 952 Nm (702 lb.-ft.) of peak torque available from 5,200 rpm.Read the entire article 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo is transformed into 828-hp wide-body Gemballa GT Concept
Gemballa can be a bit too outrageous when it comes to tuning Porsches, and its latest package only proves that it never ceases to surprise its clients. Speaking of which, Gemballa introduces the GTR 8XX Evo-R BiTurbo tuning kit with a high dosage 828 hp. The tuning house made this exclusively for the already powerful Turbo and Turbo S Porsche 911s and according to them, the Evo-R can accelerate in 2.3 seconds at 62 mph (100 km/h) before hitting the quarter mile in 7.5 seconds at 124 mph (200 km/h).
Overly impressed? Well, what they did to come up with such monstrosity is they added some larger valves and reinforced connecting rods to the 911’s 3.8-liter biturbo flat-six engine. The special tuning package also includes the installation of new turbochargers to provide an added boost, including an updated exhaust system and a few modifications to the intake system to handle all that extra power. To ensure that everything works accordingly, Gemballa has made some changes on the 911’s gearbox and ECUs as well.
Interested Porsche 911 owners can avail this new package for more or less $59,000 or 49,800 euros which could already afford you a brand new Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat by the way. Say, if the Hellcat packs 707 hp, and the Porsche 911 costs a little over 190,000 USD, which one would you buy instead? The package does not even include interior modifications or any upgrades for the wheels and brakes but they do offer personalization to that extent. Also, Gemballa’s claimed performance figures are quite really impressive, making it even harder for anyone to decide.Read the entire article Gemballa GTR 8XX Evo-R BiTurbo based on 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S
Those familiar with this tuning may say that this is nothing new as Gemballa has long been giving the Avalanche treatment to the 911 going all the way back to 1985 when Porsche came out with the 930. So what is causing all the excitement then?
Well, for starters, Gemballa was able to wrest an additional power from the biturbo six-cylinder 3.8-liter engine of the base model. That extra power amounted to 280 hp (209 kW) giving the 2017 Gemballa Porsche 911 Turbo a total output of 820 hp (603 kW). That’s not all as the tuning company was also able to get additional torque of 214 lb.-ft. (290 Nm), thus effectively making the new maximum torque at 700 lb.-ft. (950 Nm).Read the entire article 2017 Gemballa Avalanche Porsche 911 (991) Turbo is all about power
Here comes the latest Gemballa Avalanche! Yes, Stuttgart-based tuning company Gemballa Automobiltechnik GmbH & Co. KG is planning to reveal its latest iteration of the Gemballa Avalanche at the upcoming 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
Most of Gemballa’s creations are derived from either a Porsche car or a McLaren unit. However, the latest creation of the tuning firm is from fellow German company Porsche. This time, Gemballa decided to craft the 2017 Avalanche from the Porsche 991-series 911 Turbo.
So far, Gemballa has only provided two images of the 2017 Gemballa Avalanche. One of the images shows the front end of the Avalanche, while the other displays the rear part of the sports car. Based on the provided images, the 2017 Avalanche is like a Porsche 911 Turbo on steroids. It is virtually wrapped in deep purple, with a number of carbon fiber accents lurking across the sports car. One of these carbon fiber elements is the huge bulge on the bonnet of the Gemballa Avalanche.Read the entire article Gemballa previews Avalanche based on Porsche 911 Turbo prior to 2017 Geneva Motor Show
Some people drive to reach other locations. Others drive to compete against fellow drivers. However, there are those who drive just to enjoy the thrill and dynamics or piloting a car, especially if it is a known exotic sports car with superb racing capabilities. More so, if the driver behind the steering wheel of a Porsche Carrera GT is on the famed road track of the Nurburgring Nordschleife.
Just recently, the world saw a video in which a Porsche Carrera GT was being driven around the Nurburgring Nordschleife. As we can see on the video, the driver was piloting the Porsche Carrera GT without having to worry about other cars on the course. He was not racing, although his Porsche Carrera GT is a race-bred car that could outpace and outrun vehicles on the road.
He was not there to break some records, like many have been trying to do. He was also not playing around on the road track. Simply put, the driver of the Porsche Carrera GT is enjoying the drive and the performance of his sports car in one of the most challenging road circuits in the world.Read the entire article Video: Watch this Porsche Carrera GT driver enjoy Nurburgring Nordschleife
Every now and then, there are vehicles listed on Craigslist for sale — and some of them are the least you’d expect to see on this site. Last week, a Porsche Carrera GT was posted up for grabs on Craigslist Phoenix for a whopping $669,900. It is definitely a rare find.
The Porsche Carrera GT is a 2004 model with 7,790 miles. The listing does not indicate whether the vehicle has received modifications or not. The exterior appears bold enough but the interior seems to be a little worn out.
What makes the Porsche Carrera GT extra special despite its age is its powerful core. It comes with a superb V10 engine that delivers 605 hp and 435 lb.-ft. of torque. As a result, the Porsche Carrera GT is capable of a 205-mph top speed and a 60-mph acceleration, which can be attained in just 3.5 seconds. This supercar is only offered in a six-speed manual transmission with a racing-type clutch unlike the supercars of today, which are offered in multiple transmission variants.Read the entire article Porsche Carrera GT listed on Craigslist for $669,900
Start-up companies have already started to boom in this generation along with young entrepreneurs entering the world of business. A lot of young people have been up and about starting their own careers and businesses by pursuing their passion - and success came after that. As they say, start them young. But there have always been success stories prior to this generation that have all started out with a young mind at work. And that's how Uwe Gemballa enters the scene. Back in 1981 in Leonberg, Germany, young entrepreneur Uwe Gemballa started his tuning company which was also named after him.
Gemballa was one of the first tuning companies that offered eccentric exterior styling. They were widely known for their trademark body kits and side strakes as well as out-of-this-world modifications with the wheels, seats, audio systems and paint. Gemballa became a household name in the tuning industry and has earned the respect and patronage of automakers such as Porsche, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
The company continued to grow in popularity in the 1990s and even until the 21st century. Gemballa were already known for modifying cars but became even more popular because one of their projects was one of the Nurburgring lap record holders (until it was taken by a Porsche Carrera GT).Read the entire article Where is the Gemballa-tuned BMW 635CSi found at Uday Hussein’s palace?
In our vision, the McLaren P1 is almost the perfect hypercar and we thing that a tuning programme for it would be just a waste of time. Still, Gemballa surprised us today with some photos showing the McLaren P1 hybrid hypercar with a new set of wheels. The P1 was fitted with a new set of special forged wheels called GForged-one.
This makes Gemballa the GForged-one. For those who don’t know, the standard McLaren P1 uses 19-inch wheels on the front and 20-inch wheels on the rear. The new Gemballa wheels are lighter but also bigger: 20-inch on the front and 21-inch on the rear. As you can see from the photos, the new wheels feature widely spaced twin-spoke pairs shaped into sleek Vs.
As a result, the braking components are clearly visible and another stylistic feature in the overall impression. Customers who are interested in buying these wheels are able to choose between a total of four surface finishes The available shades are Gunmetal or Black Magic – either in a full-surface finish or "diamond cut". The latter option represents an especially elegant alternative to front polishing.Read the entire article McLaren P1 receives the Gemballa GForged-one wheels
Although the Carrera GT production ended back in 2006, Porsche is still taking care of the people who bought its supercar. As a result, the German manufacturer developed a new tire for the Carrera GT in partnership with Michelin. According to Porsche, the new Michelin Pilot Super Sport tire enhances the handling of the Carrera GT and replaces the current Pilot Sport PS2 tire.
Moreover, the car drivers will see benefits in relation to the stability of the Porsche model at its top speed of 330 km/h, but also at high lateral acceleration speeds. Furthermore, the new structure of the tore features the Porsche specification "N0" on the sidewalls and the tread compound is based on "dual-compound" technology, same as Michelin racing tires.
What’s more interesting is that the belt is made from an especially durable mix of aramid fibers, which are five times lighter than steel but deliver the same tensile strength. Comparing it with the previous tires, fuel consumption is improved by 10 percent on normal roads and almost 20 percent on the race track. Braking performance is also improved. The new Carrera GT tires are available now in 265/35 ZR 19 98Y "N0" and 335/30 ZR 20 108Y "N0" dimensions.Read the entire article Porsche Carrera GT receives newly developed Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires
The new GEMBALLA GT appearance package for the new 991 Carrera Cabriolet takes its appeal to a new level. This is the latest "air-cooled" 911 to offer the well-known flat-six soundtrack. The GEMBALLA GT aerodynamic package features a new, front bumper/spoiler section with three huge cooling air intakes, and big lip spoilers to offer more stabilizing downforce at speed.
The new front is visually connected to its rear counterpart through the organic lines of the front spoiler that extend into the deep side skirts. The new rear bumper/valance has a recessed panel that has strong top and bottom horizontal lines that emphasize the car’s width. At each end of the panel, there are upright reflector lights that offer a functional significance to its extremities.
In addition, the new composition makes the car have a more three-dimensional look when seen from this aspect. A diffuser is positioned between the distinctive triple outlet pipes of the GEMBALLA stainless steel exhaust system, which is inspired by the design of the exhaust of the iconic GEMBALLA Avalanche of the 1980s.Read the entire article Gemballa GT based on the 2012 Porsche 911 Cabriolet
Tuning company GEMBALLA is now offering an extension of the AERO 1 package for the Porsche Cayenne 958. The new kit, dubbed as AERO 2, builds on the components included in the AERO 1 package that was introduced in 2012 and offers enhancements to the sports car’s aerodynamics while giving the premium SUV a bigger presence on the road.
The Porsche Cayenne 958 can be considered a piece of art, boasting a chic design that is actually larger but gives the appearance of being compact. To further enhance the Cayenne’s vaunted individuality, GEMBALLA uses a modular system, which also allows owners to add AERO 2 to the entry-level AERO 1 kit at any time.
When the AERO 2 kit is selected, owners could avail of wheel arch extensions and connecting side sills that further highlight the car’s width. Since GEMBALLA uses the modular system, any addition from the AERO 2 kit can be done easily.Read the entire article Gemballa reveals GT Aero Kit 2 package for the Porsche Cayenne (958)
Metal- and glass-based paints have been used as coatings for interior and exterior of vehicles. But to use diamonds, one of the most precious gems that have long been considered as “a girl’s best friend,” as a coating for cars? That may seem unlikely until auto tuner Gemballa recently developed a special coating made of diamonds.
The world’s first diamond coating for interior and exterior of vehicles is only available exclusively at Gemballa. According to Gemball chief executive Andreas Schwarz, the company uses genuine diamonds as its key ingredient for the coats, not metal pigments, glass fragments, or crystals. For the diamonds to be applied like paint for vehicle finish, they need to be reduced to applicable dimensions.
Being one of the hardest fossil stones, reducing diamonds into sizeable pieces without losing their sparkle and brilliance posed a quite a near-impossible challenge for Gemballa. The auto tuner ground the diamonds into the required small sizes, and this effectively increased the sparkle of these precious gems, as it actually increased the number of facets showing.Read the entire article Gemballa is offering world’s first diamond coating for vehicles
Tuning firm Gemballa displayed its new 991 package at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show. The new 991 Porsche Carrera is believed to be the new class benchmark. It has been so impressive that fans have remarked that it demonstrates that the iconic Porsche 911 spirit is alive. The performance and the driving dynamics of the Carrera S PDK have just been so exceptional that it is being compared to the outgoing GT3.
Presently, the GT package makes its debut with new front and rear bumpers and side skirts. These Gemballa parts are designed to have a precise fit to the car with the use of factory mounting points.
They are a straight replacement for the original parts and the conversion is totally reversible in case the owner ever decides to use the standard parts again. It also comes with a set of 21-inch ultra-light forged alloy wheels, which are not as striking as the 19-inch wheels on the basic Carrera or the 20-inch wheels fitted on the Carrera S.Read the entire article Gemballa unveils GT package for the 2012 Porsche 991 Carrera
Gemballa GT AERO 1 modular styling package comes with a lot of appeal mostly due to its subtlety. There’s a group of fans who don’t want their Cayenne conversion to mean a drastic change. The AERO 1 Kit is ‘Made in Germanym’ just like all Gemballa aerodynamic parts, uses light and strong carbonfiber.
This modular concept means that the parts can be bought individually. All the AERO 1 parts are direct replacements for the original components and offer a precise fit to the factory mounting points. Gemballa chief Andreas Schwarz said that what this means is that they could be quickly installed and just as easily removed if necessary when the vehicle is sold.
Cayenne gets more gravitas due to its AERO 1 front bumper/spoiler. It has been noticed that the slightly bigger second-generation car is inferior compared to its predecessor. The new front bumper/spoiler provides a visually lower appearance. It is emphasized by the side skirts and deeper rear bumper, which is a perfect frame to the twin exhaust outlets.Read the entire article Gemballa GT Aero 1 styling package for the 2012 Porsche Cayenne
The Gemballa GT, which is based on the all-new McLaren MP4-12C, has finally made its debut. The car was created using the philosophy: "Pure performance with real passion.” It is actually the first non-Porsche-based car to carry the Gemballa GT name. There had been reports that the new McLaren is a distillation of the wide-ranging motorsport expertise of this company but this very advanced, empirical method has resulted in a car that had excellent abilities but with a slightly generic appearance and detached driving experience.
Gemballa CEO Andreas Schwarz said that it had aimed to instill the “missing emotion” into the Gemballa GT version of the MP4-12C. He said that its “starting point” is an aerodynamic styling kit and ultra-light forged alloy wheels. He added that they’re in development of a program to upgrade the engine too.
McLaren and Gemballa are both obsessed with lightweight, high-strength construction that has resulted to the significant usage of carbonfiber. It’s clear that McLaren MP4-12C is built on this philosophy from its F1-inspired carbonfiber centre tub to the body panels. It has a weight of only 1,434kg and is powered by a 608hp/441 kW bi-turbo 3.8 litre V8 motor.Read the entire article 2012 Geneva Motor Show: Gemballa GT based on the McLaren MP4-12C
GEMBALLA is the latest team to enter the realm of racing. As GEMBALLA celebrates its 30th anniversary, it aims to set another milestone. For the 2012 motorsport season, the new team will enter two McLaren MP4-12C GT3 cars. Sascha Bert was hired by Steffen Korbach, the team owner and GEMBALLA investor, to oversee the new motorsport venture. Bert is famous for being a terrific racing instructor and driver.
He used to be a former German kart champion, Formula 3 and FIA GT driver, and he has experienced being on the winners' podium at the Nürburgring VLN 24-hour race. Korbach described Bert of being an “absolute pro” and of being capable to manage its new racing team.
For the last 30 years, GEMBALLA has earned a reputation of having high performance, reliability and outstanding qualities. GEMBALLA aims to commemorate the launch of the McLaren F1 GTR at the 24-hours of Le Mans 17 years ago and will rely on McLaren’s competition pedigree.Read the entire article Gemballa Racing to hit the 2012 motorsport season with the McLaren MP4-12C GT3
Gemballa revealed today its latest tuning programme for the 2011 Porsche Cayenne 958 and we are already drooling as the car looks amazing! This is the first car created by the German tuning company after the death of Uwe Gemballa, the company founder who was murdered in South Africa. Regarding the car, it has been heavily modified and comes with a brand new design.
As you can see from the photos, the car features a new front bumper with big air intakes, a front lip carbon fiber spoiler, new daytime running LEDs, an impressive hood featuring carbon fiber, enlarged front and rear fenders, new side panels featuring carbon fiber and a new set of side sills.
The rear end of the car looks amazing and features a new rear spoiler, new tail lights, enlarged fenders featuring carbon fiber and a new rear spoiler with integrated exhaust system and air diffuser. According to Gemballa, due to the use of carbon fiber, the car is now with 70 kg lighter comparing it to the standard Cayenne.Read the entire article Gemballa Tornado based on 2011 Porsche Cayenne (958)
Within 24 hours after the murderer of German Porsche specialist Uwe Gemballa was arrested, there was already a conviction and a 20-year sentence was imposed.
According to the Sunday Times, an arrest was made on 28-year-old Thabiso Mpshe of Pretoria last Friday. He was brought before the high court in Johannesburg that afternoon. It can be recalled that Gemballa’s remains were discovered buried in Atteridgeville on September 28.
Last February, Gemballa went to South Africa for a business deal. A day after, he had disappeared. He made a call to his wife, Christiane, to tell her he had an accident and asked her to transfer €1-million to a bank account.Read the entire article Uwe Gemballa’s killer was arrested and sentenced to 20 years in prison in 24 hours
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