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Gemballa at the Geneva Motor Show 2013
Gemballa will be showing the four cars at the Geneva Motor Show 2013. Two are world premiers, the Gemballa 12C GT Spider and the Gemballa Aero bodykit for the Porsche Cayenne, the other two, the Gemballa Tornado and the Gemballa GT Cabriolet have been seen before. Here is our preview of the Geneva Stand:
The Gemballa Tornado entered production to celebrate the German company’s 30th anniversary. Only 30 numbered Gemballa Tornado’s will be built, making this a very special and exclusive model. The Gemballa Tornado receives a near-complete reconstruction of its outer bodyshell, with the majority of the steel panels replaced by light and strong carbon-fibre. These carbon panels, which include the bonnet, front wings, doors, front and rear bumper/valance, reduce the weight by 70kg.
The big wheel arches are filled with 22-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels. Forged rather than cast, these wheels are stronger than the original 20-inch equivalents, but are around the same weight.
The German tuner offers different stages of performance upgrades for the Porsche SUV. The first stage of power upgrade for the twin-turbo V8 engine provides and 850Nm of torque. The second stage is more impressive, which gives the car 721hp, and around 1,000Nm of torque. This significant output is achieved through the use of larger turbochargers, a modified intake system, high efficiency intercoolers, sports exhaust, free-flow catalytic converters and bespoke ECU remapping.
Gemballa 12C GT Spider
The Gemballa 12C GT Spider is of course a similar package to the Gemballa 12C GT aerokit presented at the Geneva Motor Show 2012. It includes a new front bumper with unique Gemballa styling, a new set of side skirts, a small rear wing and a new rear bumper.
The package is more subtle than other tuners and provides a nice set of upgrades for those that want a 12C Spider with a difference! Gemballa have left the engine bay untouched for now, choosing to rely on the 12C Spider’s existing talents.
The Gemballa 12C GT Spider is fitted with bespoke ultra-light forged alloy wheels in sizes 20 inch at the front and 21 inch at the rear. The tyres are Michelin Pilot Super Sport 245/30ZR20 at the front and 305/25ZR21 at the rear.
The Gemballa 12C GT Spider weighs just 1,434kg, and is powered by a twin-turbo 3.8 liter V8 engine developing 608 horsepower. An engine upgrade programme is currently in the works.
Gemballa Porsche Cayenne GT Aero 2
The Gemballa Porsche Cayenne GT Aero 2 includes all the components of its ‘little brother’, the front spoiler, side skirts and rear spoiler all fit the factory mountings. The GT Aero 2 kit adds wheel arch extensions and connecting side sills for a more aggressive look. All parts are made in Germany from the highest quality carbon fibre to fit the original mountings.
Gemballa GT Porsche 911 (991) Convertible Aerokit
The open version of the seventh generation Porsche 911 received a stylish carbon fiber aerodynamic kit comprising front and rear spoilers and side skirts. A similar package for the coupe version of the Porsche 911 was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show last year.
A unique six-pipe exhaust system which will help the standard 340hp 3.4 liter and 400hp 3.8 liter flat-six engines to breathe more easily and improves the sound. To complete the package the German tuning house has fitted 21 inch ultra-light forged alloy wheels, which weigh less than the standard wheels of the Porsche.
We will be bringing you a complete live photoset of all the cars at the Geneva Motor Show next week so stay tuned for that!