Epic 826hp Gemballa GT Concept Is The Best Porsche 911 Turbo S Ever
Check 62-124 time of the Gemballa GT Concept
Published November 7, 2017
Porsche 911 Turbo S! Not enough!? Meet the Gemballa GT Concept revealed in Las Vegas at the 2017 SEMA. If the Porsche 911 Turbo S isn’t enough, this one will be. This one would be enough even if you are thinking about Koenigsegg, Pagani and LaFerrari levels of performance. Thoroughly reworked by Gemballa (German tuner FYI) this 911 Turbo S translates from being an upper-class sports car into a machine worthy of competing with hypercars.
No elephant in the room here. Those flared fenders are there for a reason. The Porsche 911 Turbo S grew in width a bit. Back is wider and better looking than when Kim Kardashian wanted to break the Internet. Fenders grew in width by almost 2 inches while the front end had been widened by 1.2 inches. Quite a gain for the wi(l)dest 911 altogether. Striking car for sure. That was the goal. To make the 911 Turbo S a great looking machine.
Gemballa GT Concept is seriously expensive
Wider fenders finally made room for massive wheels. 21-inch rollers at the back did provide a slightly wider track. But that is not actually the most outstanding fact about the Gemballa GT Concept. The car has a massive carbon rear wing. Yet, regardless of its size, it is still considerably shorter compared with the width of the car. Carbon fiber additions do not end there. New bumpers, side skirts, a rear diffuser, engine cover and some other bits – all made of carbon fiber.
I am sure you are seeing a lot of $$$ bills flying around this thing. A whole breadth of modification does scream money. A lot of it.
- $29,550 for the Aero pack,
- $8,300 for the wheels and tires,
- $4,500 for the carbon fiber airbox,
- $57,800 for the engine upgrade.
Wait, what? $57,800?
This is the real highlight of the car. Gemballa wanted to make one of the best-modified 911s the world has ever seen. 3.8-liter six cylinder usually disposing of with 560+hp has been thoroughly reworked. Official post from Gemballa states:
“The Performance Turbo system includes intake manifolds and air intake housings made of carbon, reworked cylinder heads, and valves, new throttle valve bodies, high-performance air filters, a folding-controlled sports exhaust system with metal catalytic converters and a new engine and gearbox management system. Measures that are plain to see.”
Such comprehensive changes increased the power to 826hp and 702 lb-ft of torque. Considering its exceptional all-wheel-drive setup, the car is capable of some rather fantastic performance.
- 0-62 mph in 2.38 seconds,
- 0-124 mph in 7.5 seconds,
- 0-186 mph in 18.8 seconds,
- this is my favorite – 62-124 mph in 4.7 seconds,
- 124-186 mph in 11.9 seconds
- Top speed – more than 224 mph.
The company is yet to announce the GT Concept top speed actually. Apparently, the car reached 224 mph but it could do plenty more.
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