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.
The carmaker claims a sprit rate for the model at 0-62mph (100km/h) in 3.7 seconds and by 9.7 seconds it's already burning rubber at 124mph (200km/h). The top speed is about 208mph (335km/h).
Setting power upgrades aside, the Carbon Edition, so called for very good reasons, comes with a lot of visible carbon fiber highlights, a black-on-white finish and bespoke alloy wheels.
To enhance handling and protect it from bumps and humps on the road, the car is equipped with a hydraulic height-adaptable coilover kit. The enhancements cost 298,000 Euros, excluding the Carrera GT unit.
The Carrera GT’s production series shows that it uses the high-strength ultra-light carbon as materials. This pattern is continued with the GEMBALLA through the MIRAGE GT Carbon Edition which uses the same material for all of its components.
Every part of the GEMBALLA that exhibits an aerodynamic design was optimized by utilizing a wind tunnel. This led to a perfect surface quality which can then be perfectly fitted to the vehicle. The main elements of the MIRAGE GT front are on the apron.
The air inlets have been upgraded in order to give the front coolers better ventilation. Combined with the front lip, this allows the GEMBALLA to have form and function as it gives it that aggressive look and at the same time provides extra downthrust.
The bonnet and front wings have been switched with proprietary components. The sides meanwhile have the side skirts that have been redesigned as well. The side skirts are able to cool the air duct that lies in the middle of the axles. The integrated passages help increase the supply of air and cool the brake system.
The rear skirt is fitted with a new diffuser which allows the rear part of the vehicle to remain steady even when driving at high speed. With the enlarged rear wing, it creates contact pressure with the rear axle. Another improvement is the addition of an individually adjustable Gurney flap that is then placed in the wing profile.
Rounding off the body kit are the GEMBALLA roof channel, rear view camera casing, and air scoop of the engine compartment. The GEMBALLA is a good example of what happens when a luxurious atmosphere has a perfect relationship with a sporty function.
The interior makes use of the best materials like ultra-suede, carbon fiber, and fine leather, in a stylish manner. The leather for instance has been treated expertly and is soft but tough. Each grain has the characteristic natural product and the decorative stitching gives the center console an elaborate look. The center console is composed entirely of carbon fiber and houses the Data Control System and even the GEMBALLA Multimedia unit.