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.
Further upgrades, however, were also installed, including the fitment of fender extensions that made the Gemballa GT Concept have a wider body. These extensions broadened the front axle by 30 mm (1.18 inches) and the rear axle by 50 mm (1.96 in.). In return, the wider hips allowed the Gemballa GT Concept to be fitted with larger 21-inch forged wheels.
In addition, the Gemballa GT Concept comes with a massive all-carbon rear wing, new bumpers and side skirts as well as a new carbon rear diffuser -- all part of a comprehensive aerodynamic kit from Gemballa.
After Gemballa has installed all the necessary parts, the new GT Concept has been given the ability to sprint from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 2.38 seconds, or around 0.6 second quicker than a regular 911 Turbo with the Sport Chrono Package. According to Gemballa, the GT Concept could also sprint from zero to 124 mph (0-200 km/h) in 7.5 seconds. The Gemballa Concept GT could accelerate from nil to 186 mph (0-300 km/h) in 18.8 seconds. Acceleration time from 62 mph to 124 mph (100 km/h to 200 km/h) is 4.7 seconds; it could also go from 124 mph to 186 mph (200 km/h to 300 km/h) in 11.9 seconds. Top speed is estimated at over 224 mph (360 km/h).
As for how much the tuning would cost, Gemballa is asking €25,450 for the aero pack, plus €7,150 for the wheels and tires combo as well as additional €3,880 for the carbon fiber airbox. The engine upgrade, meanwhile, would cost €49,800. Of course, you need a 911 Turbo to avail of the package.