117.9 hp per liter
(from Gemballa Press
Release) High-end-Tuning for the Carrera GT: Racing-look
GEMBALLA Mirage GT with more power
Around 1500 of Porsche's prestige product, the Carrera GT, have been
built, all of which have now been sold. Owners worried about the
individuality of their vehicle, in spite of its rareness, would be
well-advised to make an appointment with GEMBALLA. Thanks to its
expertise, as the only Porsche tuner GEMBALLA has comprehensively
modified the high-tech car from Weissach, while at the same time
adding an individual touch. In addition, performance addicts can
obtain even more of what they want. The spectacular end product
answers to the name of GEMBALLA Mirage GT and outshines its
production-line counterpart in every respect.
The Carrera GT engine is a dream. A meaty 5.7-litre V10 boasting 612
horsepower. What more could one want? More power of course! GEMBALLA
operates on the same principle as racing drivers: "You can never
have too much power". By modifying the engine management
electronics, GEMBALLA has been able to squeeze out a further 60 bhp
of power and 20 Nm more torque for the V10, slicing off 0.1 seconds
off the time it takes to go from 0 to 100 km/h. The added
performance has also been aided by a new, fully stainless steel
exhaust system that now resounds through four tail pipes instead of
the standard two. GEMBALLA has positioned the two extra tail pipes
where the reverse and fog warning lamps used to be. The tuning
specialist has relocated the two lamps to beneath the rear diffuser.
Complete racing look
With the GEMBALLA BODY-CONCEPT, the Mirage GT looks like it is
planning to enter the Le Mans 24-hour race. The most conspicuous
change to the front are the additional air intakes on the new front
spoiler. In addition, GEMBALLA embellished the component with a
spoiler lip. The bonnet has also been replaced. In the area between
the wheel housing and door GEMBALLA has replaced the standard side
panels with its own mudguards, with reshaped openings which blend
harmoniously with the original design. Down below, new side skirts
lend the vehicle a muscular line. They also come with a cooling vent
for the breaks at the rear. One thing is certain! The racing look is
enhanced by the new rear skirt, with its aerodynamically optimised
mid section for more downforce on the rear axle.
The lion's share of the extra downforce over the production-line
vehicle is due to the mighty GEMBALLA rear wing that adorns the rear
of the car. For better slowing, it comes with an brake-flap in the
middle - like the kind seen on the Bugatti Veyron - which snaps up
when the brakes are applied. The roof line of the GEMBALLA Mirage GT
also starkly differs from the standard Carrera GT. The front section
of an airbox has been integrated into the new GEMBALLA hardtop. This
ends in an air duct that runs along the back of the tailgate
installed by GEMBALLA and supplies the power-enhanced V10-engine
with more air to breathe.
With the GEMBALLA body kit, the Mirage GT fits perfectly into the
starting line-up of any FIA-GT race. Not least also because of the
materials used by GEMBALLA - all parts of the body of the Mirage GT
are made of carbon fibre; a material common in the world of racing.
The GEMBALLA Mirage GT also sports a high-tech pair of "shoes".
GEMBALLA fits the three-part rims, with their fully-milled spoke
wheel centre front (9.5 x 19½) and back (12.5 x 20"). Excellent road
holding is guaranteed on the front axle by 265-35 R 19 tyres and on
the rear axle by 335-30 R 20 tyres.
The motor sports look created on the outside thanks to the carbon
components is resumed in the interior. GEMBALLA has restyled the
central console, which likewise consists of this high-grade
material. This is joined by countless other carbon components, such
as, for example, the door cladding. GEMBALLA has also integrated a
multimedia touch-screen information system into the central console.
In addition, the passengers' senses of sight, smell and touch are
also spoilt by the finest leather and luxury carpets. The modified
steering wheel allows the driver to keep a strong grip on the reins
of the GEMBALLA Mirage GT.
The Mirage GT is an impressive example of GEMBALLA's capability, and
represents high-end tuning at its best. The cost of the
comprehensive conversion, which can only be carried out by GEMBALLA,
starts from EUR 229,800.