Gemballa Is Creating Porsches On Steroids
Get your wallets ready for three rabid vehicles with beastly engines.
Gemballa is a company known for taking already flashy and powerful Porsches and making them even more over the top. They take the bare bones of a Porsche (or the occasional McLaren), add a massive wing, a slick paint job, some more interior/exterior details, tune up the engine, and unleash it upon the world. Today, we’re looking at three offerings that show you just what the German tuner can do in 2017.
The third-generation Gemballa Avalanche is based on the Porsche 991 Turbo. With that in mind, it’s no surprise this newest model is incredibly refined. Named after the winter hazard, it’s supposed to make a statement, and it does. The Avalanche takes the 991 Turbo’s engine and cranks it up to 820 horsepower. Housing this beast of a mill is a body made from ultra-light autoclave carbon. There are literally hundreds of little refinements throughout the exterior and interior, but the star of the show has to be that rear wing. The adjustable unit reduces dynamic wear and increases grip when driving fast.
Gemballa Mirage GT Carbon Edition
With the Mirage, aerodynamics and carbon fiber are the name of the game. Based on the already beautiful Carrera GT, the Mirage GT Carbon Edition takes every bit of bodywork and remakes it in carbon fiber. On top of reducing weight, Gemballa also improved aerodynamics. The front lip, side skirts, and almost every other aspect of the body has been refined and optimized for better handling. Let’s not forget about the 670 horsepower engine that allows a top speed of 335 kph (208 mph). Even though this car looks ready for the racetrack, don’t worry, it’s still street legal.
The Gemballa Mistrale is the car for that person who wants a sporty vehicle but doesn’t want to sacrifice luxury. It’s based on the Porsche Panamera, but at first glance, you might think you’re looking at some sort of classic 911. Don’t worry, that’s by design. Gemballa was hoping to invoke the classic 911 design when updating the Panamera. The result is beautiful, inside and out. Its 745 horsepower is a whopping 48% increase over the base model. So, yeah, this car can move. Inside, you’ll find nothing but the finest materials throughout. There’s even the option for a built-in fridge for your bottles of champagne.