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

Article by Christian A., on February 27, 2017

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.

Unlike the Porsche 911 Turbo from which it was based on, the new Gemballa Avalanche doesn’t feature a clean body. In fact, its body has been laden with customized kits that make it look more menacing on the road. Even the front end of the Gemballa Avalanche makes the hypercar looks like monsters appearing from the depths of the ocean – such as Godzilla. When out on the road or on the parking lot, the overall appearance of the Gemballa Avalanche tells onlookers that it is not to be messed up with.

Perhaps the most defining exterior element of the new Gemballa Avalanche is its massive rear wing that generates a lot of downforce. A lot of downforce would allow the new 2017 Gemballa Avalanche to become more stable when managing corners at high speeds. Of course, the 2017 Avalanche is also laden with a number of aerodynamic aids.

The massive rear wing of the 2017 Avalanche also tells us another thing – this road menace boasts of huge amount of power. A standard Porsche 911 Turbo comes with an engine that delivers 520 PS (382 kW or 513 hp) of output available at 6,000 rpm and 660 Nm (487 lb.-ft.) of torque available at 1,950 rpm. As per Gemballa tradition, this power output is increased significantly to 820 PS of output and more than 950 Nm of torque. A typical Porsche 911 Turbo could sprint from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 3.4 seconds. With the Gemballa Avalanche having significantly more output and more torque, the sprint time should also be dramatically improved.

Aside from the Avalanche, Gemballa will also be unveiling the Gemballa GTR 780 EVO-R – also based on the Porsche 911 Turbo – at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

Press Release

A masterpiece in custom-made automobiles – GEMBALLA releases first details on the third generation of the AVALANCHE

The introduction of the GEMBALLA AVALANCHE in 1985 placed into the shadows everything that had been achieved in the field of car tuning until that time. Its extroverted exterior design, the opulence of its interior, and its dynamic driving capabilities ensured GEMBALLA’s AVALANCHE was in a category of its own in the new field of personalised supercars and thus a pioneer of the entire tuning industry.

By presenting its latest AVALANCHE – based on the Porsche 991 Turbo – GEMBALLA is sending another supercar onto the racetrack, which sets new worldwide standards in design and performance. With an uncompromising design, extreme performance of 820 PS and primal torque of more than 950 Nm, the GEMBALLA AVALANCHE is an indefinable creation of engine sounds, power and acceleration to blast you across the horizon.

“We will be presenting two supercars in Geneva, the GEMBALLA AVALANCHE and GEMBALLA GTR 780 EVO-R, which both set new standards in performance and style. They are also set to break some records”, promises Steffen Korbach, CEO of GEMBALLA GmbH. Experience the spectacular world premieres of the GEMBALLA AVALANCHE and GEMBALLA GTR 780 EVO-R (both based on the Porsche 991 Turbo) at stand 6430 in Hall 6 between the 9th and 19th of March 2017 (press events: 7th and 8th of March).


GEMBALLA was founded in 1981 by Uwe Gemballa. The company was acquired by Steffen Korbach in 2010 and has been under his leadership as CEO since 2016. GEMBALLA has been registered as a manufacturer by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority since 1985. GEMBALLA exclusively manufactures topquality, personalised vehicles and strives toward extreme increases in performance through high-quality tuning, luxury interior design, and a unique exterior style.

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