The Porsche 911 Turbo has always been a great base for tuners to work with, the latest iteration of the high-powered German machine with aftermarket DNA coming from Gemballa just in time for the SEMA show in Las Vegas.
Making its debut during the well-known aftermarket exhibition, the Gemballa GT Concept is not only a hulking 911 Turbo in terms of power – albeit it does have what to show for with 828 horsepower – but also in terms of looks, thanks to a new wide body designer’s kit. The new Concept GT comes with enough extensions to widen the front by 30 millimeters (1.18 inches) and the rear axle by no less than 50 mm (1.96 in.). The Stuttgart-born and Leonberg-bred high-performance coupe now rides on larger 21-inch forged wheels and also sports a huge full carbon wing in the back. It’s of course part of the new aero kit that also includes new bumpers, side skirts, and a carbon rear diffuser.
Of course, the main commotion for this project is around the tweaked biturbo 3.8-liter boxer engine that now is nowhere near the base 540 horsepower (397 kilowatts) and 710 Newton-meters (523 pound-feet) of torque. Instead Gemballa has decided to rework the entire mill to achieve a monstrous 828 hp (609 kW) at 7,000 rpm and an equally impressive 952 Nm (702 lb-ft) from 5,200 rpm. It’s enough to thunder to 62 mph (100 kph) in only 2.38 seconds, which is no less than 0.6s quicker than a regular 911 Turbo fitted with the Sport Chrono Package. Maximum speed now stands above the 224 mph (360 kph) mark.