Gemballa has set his sights and his wrenches on ratcheting up both the performance and appearnace of what many consider to already be the owrld’s ultimate super car, the Porsche Carrera Gt.
The Stuttgart-headquartered tuner has allready squezzed 750 hp out of the flat-6 in the latest 997 iteration of the venerable 911. So why not sho a top speed somewhere arround 250 mph with an engine what pounds out 1000 hp and 886 lbs-ft of torque?
Of course, to suggest that Gemballa’s Mirage GTR is simply the result of monkeying about with a box of sill extensions and wings would be hugely ignorant, but still, you can understand our worries. Either way, the styling of Gemballa’s latest looks fantastically convincing, if only with our 2006 glasses on.
Timeless look or no, the tuning haus has ambitious goals for the GTR, including a 1,000 horsepower drivetrain good for 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and a massive top speed of 251 mph. Integral to achieving those impressive bogeys? Copious quantities of carbon fiber bodywork, and .cd improvements like replacing the side mirrors for a camera system.
To get that much power, GEmballa applies a tuner trick that the Porsche factory introduced to the world almost thrirty years ago - turbocharging. not just one turbocharger, but a pair along with a speccially developed roof-mounted air intake system that starts with a carbon-fiber airbox, employs an intercooler and ends with a Gemballa designed titanium exhaust system with 4 outler pipes.
Displacement remains the same, but in a rare case for Gemballa of less is more, special pistons are installed that lower compression to with-stand the rigors of turbocharging.
To transfer all the increased firepower on its way to the pavement, Gemballa swaps i a modified 6-speed sequential racing transmission and an upgraded dual-plate ceramic racing clutch.
It takes more than sheer hp and torque to push 1.5 tons of exotic materials through the atmosphere at 250 mph. gemballa went to a wind tunnel and devised a more aerodymanically efficient cockpit body for the Carrera GT.
The interior is as wild as exterior. The dashboard features digital instruments and a monitor foe cameras that replace the rear-view mirrors. Lightweight sport seats consists of carbon-kevlar frames upholstered in leather.