Gemballa’s troubles seem like distant memories now. It’s not really worth rehashing all the details of the company’s recent history; instead, we can celebrate how it has rebounded from it to produce some pretty impressive tuning programs.
It’s most recent project will be on display at this year’s Essen Motor Show and by all accounts, it’s going to be a pretty incredible project. The program, called the GTP 700, is for the upgraded Porsche Panamera Turbo and like the name indicates, it gives the German sedan quite a hefty performance boost, increasing the output from the already-impressive 520 horsepower to an incredible 700 horsepower.
With the Panamera carrying a 4.8-liter, V-8 twin-turbo engine, that spike in output is made more impressive by the fact that Gemballa was able to massage the modification to ensure that no stones were left unturned in giving the Panamera Turbo that jump in numbers.
No word yet on how the increased output translates to performance numbers, but considering that the standard Panamera Turbo already hits 60 mph in 3.9 seconds to go with a top speed of 189 mph, we won’t be surprised if the final numbers approach 3.5 seconds with a top speed of around 205 mph.
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Here in the U.S., auto shows are pretty much done for 2012, but Europe is still enjoying the Essen Motor Show and the amazing tuning cars displayed in there. One of these amazing cars – “amazing is likely an understatement – is the GT9 Vmax developed by 9ff.
The new Vmax package continues from where the GT9-R package left and has significantly improved both power and performance. The GT9-R delivered a total of 1,120 horsepower and was capable of peaking out at 414 km/h (257.2 mph), but the Vmax would simply walk away from its predecessor.
The Vmax is powered by a 4.2-liter, twin-turbocharged flat-six engine that delivers a total of 1,381 gut-checking ponies and 855 pound-feet of twist. The extra power helps it rocket to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in just 3.1 seconds. If that’s not enough for you, the Vmax also launches to 200 km/h (124.3 mph) in 6.8 seconds and to 300 km/h (186.4 mph) in 13 seconds. If you though the GT9-R’s top speed was nuts, you’re in for a serious treat, as the Vmax touts a 437 km/h (271.54 mph) top speed.
The tuner also added in plenty of carbon-fiber body work, polycarbonate windows and a set of lightweight wheels. As expected, with great performance comes a grand price tag. The 9ff GT9 Vmax comes in at €895,000 - or about $1,170,000 at the current exchange rates.
Hit the jump for a video shot at the Essen Motor Show.
We admit to not being too in-tune with the Essen Motor Show because, in addition to it coinciding with the Los Angeles Auto Show, the event is also held in Essen, Germany, which is a rather large pond away from America.
Having said that, we never fail to keep our eyes and ears open in regards to cars that are scheduled to be at Essen. One of the car’s we have kept close tabs on is the Porsche 911 GT9 VMax by noted Porsche tuner 9ff. Now, we’ve seen 9ff’s GT9 VMax programs in the past, but this one is different because its 4.2-liter Biturbo Boxer engine supposedly packs a whopping 1,400 horsepower and 855 pound-feet of torque.
Staggering as those numbers are, the 9ff-supercar also carries insane time trials, including 0 to 62 mph in just 3.1 seconds, 0 to 124 mph in 6.8 seconds, and 0 to 186 mph in 13 seconds. If its acceleration is not enough for you, its nauseating 271 mph top speed sure will be.
The 1,400-horsepower GT9 VMax is expected to make its world debut at the 2012 Essen Motor Show, automatically making it one of the most hotly anticipated supercars to take center stage at Europe’s aftermarket auto show.
Where there is SEMA in America, there is the Essen Motor Show on the other side of the Atlantic. Europe’s biggest aftermarket auto show will play host to some of the best auto tuners in the continent, one of which is Techart.
The noted Porsche tuning specialist will be on hand at Essen to present their latest program, involving the new Porsche Boxster roadster.
The program only covers exterior, interior, and aerodynamic modifications, leaving some questions as to the probability of an engine upgrade coming at a later date. TechArt doesn’t appear to be too keen on revealing anything regarding the possibly of engine mods, but the Porsche tuner did drop the details on their new aero kit for the Boxster.
The most noticeable styling changes include the development of a new carbon fiber kit and exterior color options. The former, in particular, carries new components like a two-piece front spoiler with integrated splitter, an elevated rear wing, diffuser pieces, mirror casings and decorative trims on the side air vents.
The program will also have a new TechArt sport spring kit, effectively lowering the Boxster’s ride height by 30 mm at the front and 20 mm at the rear. From there, the tuning company also added its own sport tailpipes to go with a new sound muffler and a sport exhaust system with valve control. A choice of two wheel options round out the exterior changes, giving customers the opportunity to pick between a new set of 21" Formula 5-spokes light alloy wheels or 21" Formula III 5-spokes forged light alloy wheels.
Moving to the interior, the German tuner is offing a pretty extensive range of new and individual options, including a full leather interior with decorative stitching and a carbon fiber inlay package. A new 3-spoke sport steering wheel will be fitted in, as are new paddle shifters, instrument dials, floor mats, door entry guards, aluminum foot rest, and aluminum sport pedals.
UPDATE 11/11/12: TechArt has revealed new details and photos of their latest program for the Porsche Boxster. Read up on the updates above and check out the new photos in the gallery below!
Our calendar has been so full of auto shows that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of all the vehicles that are scheduled to be unveiled in the coming weeks. Not that we’re complaining because this is what we live for.
Over at the Essen Motor Show, some of the best auto tuners in the world will be on hand to present their latest creations, including Porsche tuner extraordinaire, TechArt.
The German tuning firm will be on hand to show three of their latest projects, including the new Porsche 911 Turbo GT Street R.
The full details behind this project have yet to be revealed, although we’ve been informed that it’s going to come with a doozy of upgrades, including Techart’s new TA 097/T3 power kit that improves the output of the 911 Turbo’s 3.8 liter six-cylinder bi-turbo engine from the standard 500 horsepower and 516 lb/ft of torque figures all the way up to a massive 700 horsepower and 650 lb/ft of torque.
As far as additional details surrounding Techart’s all-new 911 Turbo GT Street R, we’ll share all the new information as soon as it become available.
German tuner, Hofele, has announced it will unveil a tuning kit based on the new Porsche Cayenne SUV. The package is called the Cayster GT 670 and includes a new 12-piece body kit, as well as a significant power increase for every model in the line-up, including the Hybrid version.
For a price of €4690 ($6,300), customers will receive a new front fascia, wheel arch extensions, a rear diffuser, and 4-tube stainless steel tailpipes that are available as "interlaced double oval" or "double round" versions. For an additional €2990 ($4,000), customers can also get a ventilated hood with carbon fiber accents.
For the interior, the Cayster GT 670 will add bi-colour "StarLight" leather with nested stripes, an inserted leather crest, quilted elements, and offset decorative stitching. An even sportier look will be provided by the addition of a set of carbon panels for the middle console, dashboard, and doors. The tuner will also be offering a new set of wheels, in sizes between 20" and 22."
The models in the line-up can also be updated to deliver even more power. The 3.0 TDI V6 has received an extra 69 HP, while the hybrid version has received an extra 100 HP.
The Porsche Cayenne Cayster GT 670 will be displayed at the 2011 Essen Motor Show.
N.Technology have been working hard on their latest version of the Panamera S Racecar, but it seems as if H&R are grabbing the reigns and providing the racer with their own set of modifications due to be unveiled at the Essen Motorshow in a few days time. This racing version of the Porsche Panamera is the only Panamera racing car in the world and it is also the only model able to secure the pole position three times, but H&R are apparently up for the challenge of making it even better.
The extra work on the Panamera racer can’t exactly be called "extensive" by any stretch of the word, but H&R did fit it with their superior suspension technology to better equip it to deal with the 4.8L V8 that is tucked nicely under the hood. Shooting out 500 ponies, this Panamera can now ride smooth and hug tight corners with the best of them.
Since this is a race car, the vehicle is covered in carbon components and racing livery. It is driven by well–known race driver Fabrizio Giovanardi as part of racing team "N. Technology." Some may have seen it make its way around the track, but the first and only racing Panamera can be seen for the first time up close and personal during the 2010 Essen Motorshow.
Press release after the jump.
German tuners,9ff, can simply rock your world when it comes to tuning up some of the fastest and most spectacular Porsche models known to man, and they’ve been doing so since 2001 when they first opened their doors to Porsche lovers everywhere. This year, this sensational team of tuning experts will be headed to the upcoming Essen Motor Show with the fastest 911 they have ever built. The new tuning kit will be called the BT1000 and, while the tuner has yet to offer any details on it, we presume that the "1000" in the nomenclature has something to do with the number of ponies tucked up inside the hood.
It doesn’t really matter if we have that type of confirmation anyway as 9ff have let out that the BT1000 creation can get from 0-186mph in an impressive 15.9 seconds, about 2.8 seconds faster than their record-breaking Porsche GT3 GTurbo..
The first images of the souped-up Porsche were also revealed, and with them came evidence that the exterior was looked after juts about as much as the power was. 9ff saw it fit to add new front bumpers, side skirts, a new rear spoiler and a rear wing, all to increase the aerodynamic efficiency of their latest kit. Look closely and you will also be able to notice a new sport exhaust system and a new set of wheels.
That’s about it for all of the details that were laid out for us, but stay tuned as the Essen Motorshow draws near. We’ll keep you posted with any other details leaked before the doors are opened.
It seems that the new Porsche Panamera has created a real stir among tuners. Since its official launch we’ve seen an impressive number of tuning propositions from tuners all over the world, and we’ll most likely be seeing many more when the doors open at the Essen Motor Show on November 27th. One of those projects will be from Caractere Exclusive and Dynatech as they have teamed up in order to create a very impressive Panamera with some aerodynamic changes as well as an engine update.
In term of aerodynamics, the two tuners have added a front bumper complete with integrated lights, side skirts, a second spoiler, and a bumper with air scoops inserted. The car now sits on 22" CW1 wheels available in Graphite or Silver. The interior also got some minor attention in the form of carbon mouldings in various colors and different finishes.
As for the engine updates, Dynatech has made some ECU modifications and replaced the two original catalytic converters with two 200-cell sports catalytic converters. The result is an impressive 605 HP (up from standard 500) and a peak torque of 840 NM.
The Porsche Panamera by Caractere Exclusive & Dynatek reminds us a little of the Porsche Panamera GrandGT by TechArt. The GrandGT did receive a few more exterior additions, but the power - the most important part - fell short of what Caractere Exclusive & Dynatek have provided.
Press release after the jump.
We have seen lots of tuning packages for the new generation Porsche Cayenne, including ones from Lumma Design, TechArt, CarGraphic, and Je Design, but this new tuning package from SpeedArt may just take the cake. It’s called the Titan Evo and provides the luxury SUV with interior and exterior updates, as well as a tweaked engine. The very best part about this package is that it can be applied to all of the models in the Cayenne lineup, something none of the other tuners provided.
The exterior and interior modifications may be minimal, but they are enough to customize the Cayenne into something more than standard. The exterior receives optimized mounting parts for the front and rear skirts, wide side skirts, and, of course, 23" forged wheels. The interior was jazzed up with sporty carbon fiber single shell-type seats and special interior colors.
And just like when you are eating a cake and you save the bite with the most icing for last, we’ve saved the engine updates for last. The diesel version of the Cayenne gets an added 50 HP and 70 NM of torque while the hybrid model gets its horsepower boosted by 70 HP and 50 NM of torque. The Turbo version gets the biggest jump with an increase of 100 HP and 150 NM of torque. All models will also get a sport exhaust system with sound switch control and 2x100 mm twin tailpipes and an electronic lowering module.
No matter how you slice it, the Titan Evo created by SpeedArt is definitely the most delectable package we’ve seen for the Porsche Cayenne
Press release after the jump.
The Porsche Carrera GT may be out of production for over two years now, but that still doesn’t make it any less desirable. It also doesn’t meant the tuners don’t need to stop upgrading the car.
9ff, the tuning house that has made some earth-shattering cars from Poreches like the GT9, has gotten its hands on a Carrera GT. It’s called the GTT 900 pack, and it was showcased at the Essen Motor Show in Germany this weekend.
The standard V10 unit was upgraded by about 50 percent to give the car a new total 900 horsepower. Improvements include new camshafts, less restrictive exhaust manifolds, and a special muffler with a unique valve system and end-pipes. A just in case people didn’t think you were special enough for driving Carrera GT, 9ff added bright red "look at me" paint.