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2017 Porsche 911 Turbo is transformed into 828-hp wide-body Gemballa GT Concept

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.

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Gemballa GTR 8XX Evo-R BiTurbo based on 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S

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.

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2017 Gemballa Avalanche Porsche 911 (991) Turbo is all about power

Stuttgart-based Gemballa has officially unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show its very own version of the Porsche 911 (991), the designation of the seventh generation of the 911.

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).

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Gemballa previews Avalanche based on Porsche 911 Turbo prior to 2017 Geneva Motor Show

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.

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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).

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Some bad news appeared today on the internet regarding Uwe Gemballa, the founder of the well-known Gemballa tuning company specialized in Porsche cars (but also Ferrari and other fast supercars). According to the German newspaper Stern, it appears that Uwe Gemball was found dead in South Africa.

Apparently, his death involves Czech fugitive and South African organized crime boss, Radovan Krejcir. Uwe Gemballa and Krejcir wanted to import cars in South Africa according to a former business partner of the German tuning company, Juan Meyer. Meyer said that Gemballa delivered a customized Porsche to Krejcir, but the Czech fugitive didn’t pay him he car.

Apparently, this deal was the last for Gemballa. Furthermore, Gemballa was found shot in the head execution-style, and his body was found in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, on Tuesday.

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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.

Read the entire article Gemballa releases Tornado Cayenne GTS Limited Edition

Gemballa, the Leonberg-based Porsche specialist, have come up with a new sport steering wheel with a cleverly positioned F1 rocker switches to address the design problems of the Porsche Doppelkupplung transmission (PDK) which is awkwardly located and comes with an irrational gear selection.

The new steering wheel comes with F1 rocker switches located behind the steering wheel rim and the standard gearshift arrangement: right for shifting up and left for gearing down.

The new steering wheel provides a sensible solution for freewheeling and for quick gear change times. The wheel measures 34 centimeters in diameter and comes with an ergonomic shape for outstanding grip making it an excellent choice for sportive use. The aesthetics of the steering wheel is impressive with its three-spoke design it blends ideally with the interior of the Porsche.

Read the entire article Gemballa presents custom PDK F1 Steering Wheel

Gemballa loves Porsches, there is no secret in this and in order to show us all that its love has no limits the tuner shows today the Tornado 750 GTS, a new vehicle based on the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. The new vehicle comes with a weight reduction of 250 kg, achieved using lightweight components such as carbon fiber.

Also, the design of the SUV has been improved using a new body kit consisting in a new front apron extended by 60 millimeters with integrated aero lip generating more downthrust at the front axle, body extensions which fitted all the way from the front to the rear, side skirts, a completely redesigned rear with new rear spoiler, a rear skirt extended by 40 millimeters and a new race diffuser.

Also, the new double tail lights and four end pipes of the high performance exhaust system which have been integrated in the rear skirt, confirm the powerful appearance.

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