2022 Gemballa Supercar
Whenever a company announces plans to build a supercar, be it Dyson, Hennessey Performance, Rimac, Zenvo, or in this case, Gemballa, eyebrows are bound to be raised. Embarking on the journey of building a supercar from scratch, regardless of how much experience one such company may possess is, if you will, the ultimate marathon in the car industry. At the same time, running a marathon can have three possible outcomes: you either finish it, you don’t, or best-case scenario, you end up winning it, of course. Wanting to build, or better said, create a supercar from a blank sheet of paper is pretty much the same. But Gemballa thinks it has what it takes.
The crazy car guys at Gemballa are at it again, having one upped their previous GT 600 tuning package for the powerful Porsche Cayenne Turbo. This time Gemballa is calling the modified ride GT 750, hinting at the boosted Cayenne’s additional 150 HP under the hood.
If you are familiar with Gemballa’s line of high performance Cayennes then the flared arches and oversized 911 Turbo style intakes in the front bumper should be immediately recognizable, however one small detail that you might overlook is that the Magic White paint on the hood hides the GT750’s large central vent that accompanies the two standard slits. The front bumper also has a pair of fog lamps cleverly hidden behind a black screen that makes them look more discreet, while the wings on either side of the unit transition nicely into the bulging front fenders. On the inside, Aero 3 Sport Exclusive is upgraded with a few fine touches like SPS bucket seats front and rear with color matching suede inserts and carbon fiber trim. The in car entertainment consists of one screen in the middle of the dash up front and a trio of flat black monitors mounted in the headrests and rear tunnel for the back seat passengers. Continuing up the rear divider is a refrigerated compartment that is perfect for keeping some bubbly on ice, after all this is the exclusive model.
The less glamorous and more function part of the new Gemballa GT 750 consists of an electronic lowering module that manipulates the stock air ride suspension to eliminate the gap between the boxed fenders the new 23 inch Gemballa racing wheels that house the Gemballa brake system. The stoppers consist of massively huge multi piston calipers both front and rear as well as cross drilled and slotted rotors all around. However under the hood lies possibly the single most important element of the GT 750, a twin turbocharged Porsche tuned V8 modified with Gemballa’s 750 HP engine kit that transforms this luxury sport utility vehicle into a fire breathing go anywhere limousine.
The German tuning firm Gemballa has been moodifying Porsches since the early 1980s. They currently have a customization program for almost all of the sports car maker’s models: like the Avalanche based on the 997 Carrera, the Tornado and GT Aero versions of the Cayenne SUV as well as the almighty Mirage GT based on the Carrera GT super car. Well today they have added one more name to the mix, Mistrale and it is based on the automaker’s latest four door sensation, the Panamera.
Gemballa goes ahead and practically redesigns the entire exterior of the Panamera in order to create a much more aggressive looking sports sedan filled with all sorts of scoops and other aerodynamic upgrades. The kit includes a redesigned front bumper complete with integrated LED driving lights, hood taken directly from their Cayenne styling department with a pair of long teardrop shaped vents on either side of the bulge, however the tail of the Panaemera is one place where the Gemballa design team spent plenty of time, they not only incorporated an all new rear diffuser into the mix, but also changed the location of the exhaust to exit out through the rear bumper, much like the Carerra GT. Rounding out the appearance package are a set of 5 spoke alloy wheels which not only improves the looks of the car but also make room for a little extra rubber making this particular Panamera stick to the road even better than the factory version.
Press release after the jump.