If all goes well, we should get our first look at this ambitious supercar project next year.
German tuner Gemballa is famous for taking Porsches to new extremes. The company has produced some jaw-dropping bespoke Porsches over the years, such as the Mirage GT that's based on the Carrera GT. More recently, Gemballa unveiled the glorious GTR 8XX EVO-R Biturbo, a custom 911 Turbo with a brash carbon fiber body kit and a twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat-six boxer engine tuned to produce 818 horsepower and 810 lb-ft of torque. Now, the tuner wants to use its extensive tuning experience to develop its own supercar.
Details about Gemballa’s first supercar project are scarce for now, but a teaser image of its profile shows that the unnamed car will sport a mid-engined layout, aggressive aerodynamics, and a sleek shape. There’s a large air intake behind the door, a massive rear wing, and huge wheel arches. It’s unclear, however, if the supercar will use a bespoke platform or be underpinned by an existing platform from another manufacturer.
Gemballa’s owner and managing director Steffen Korbach says that the unnamed supercar will feature a "unique, aggressive design” and "engine power considerably over 800 hp.” That sounds like a tasty recipe to us. To give you an idea of the car’s potential performance, Gemballa’s 818-hp 911 Turbo can hit 62 mph in 2.38 seconds and top out at 230 mph.
"As part of this, we’d like to reference the existing Gemballa legends, and implement a range of innovative concepts,” Korbach added. "You can expect an uncompromising vehicle, radical, pure and luxurious. At the same time, we would also like to establish Gemballa in future as a stand-alone small production run manufacturer, but also launch as an exclusive modification company for extreme, complete conversions of Porsche cars."
Gemballa is currently in the process of raising the required financial backing for the project and plans to present the first designs to selected clients soon. The first prototype is expected to be shown as early as 2020, while production is planned for 2022.