It took two tuning phases to bring this 911 to its current state

Gemballa didn’t make a name for itself with tame builds. Everything that comes out of the Porsche-centric tuner’s workshops is fast, powerful, and loud. And we’re not even talking about exhaust sounds. Just check out this Gemballa GTR 600.

This 1996 Porsche 993 911 Turbo Gemballa GTR 600 Redefines Bespoke Design Exterior
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Headquartered in Leonberg, Germany, very close to the city of Stuttgart, Gemballa has been tweaking Porsches since 1981, when Uwe Gemballa started the company that wears his name. The tuner’s idea of tweaking, however, involves touching all the bases you can think of in a car.

A good example can be made of this Gemballa GTR600. It’s based on the 993-generation 911 Turbo, which was the first 911 Turbo to get an all-wheel-drive setup - and not just any setup, but one inspired by the Porsche 959. The original car was delivered in the U.K. but it didn’t stay stock for long.

This 1996 Porsche 993 911 Turbo Gemballa GTR 600 Redefines Bespoke Design Exterior
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After one year from purchasing it, the owner shipped it to Germany, where Gemballa fitted it with its Biturbo 570 package. What’s that, you ask? A mix-and-match of various tune-ups, including a GT2-style front splitter, Turbo GT rear wing, firmer shocks, and tweaked brakes to handle the new power output which bordered into 570 horsepower.

This 1996 Porsche 993 911 Turbo Gemballa GTR 600 Redefines Bespoke Design Interior
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That, apparently, wasn’t enough for the owner, who sent the car back to Gemballa for more custom work. Collecting Cars says that the owner actually worked closely with Uwe Gemballa himself as the 911 was fitted with the GTR 600 kit. GT2 Kevlar front and rear wheel arches were added, together with carbon fiber honeycomb doors and hood, polycarbonate rear and side windows, a GT2 Evo rear wing with a carbon fiber gurney, and extra aero winglets in the front.

This 1996 Porsche 993 911 Turbo Gemballa GTR 600 Redefines Bespoke Design Exterior
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To round up the treatment, a set of 18-inch BBS center-locking magnesium-alloy wheels was installed, turning the once-stock 911 Turbo into an out-and-out, 600-horsepower, 540-pound-feet race car for the road that can go from zero to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds on its way to a top speed of 200+ mph.

1996 Porsche 993 911 Turbo Gemballa GTR 600 specifications
Engine 3.6-litre Porsche/Lotec twin-turbocharged flat-six
Horsepower 600 HP
Torque 540 LB-FT
0 to 60 mph 3.6 seconds
Top Speed 200+ mph

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Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read full bio
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