Thought the Porsche 911 Turbo has all the power you'll ever need? Think again.
For most people, the Porsche 911 Turbo has more power than you'll ever need. Gemballa disagrees. The renowned German tuner has just revealed the Gemballa GT Concept at the Las Vegas SEMA show based on the 911 Turbo, which cranks up the power from 540 horsepower to a totally insane 828 hp. To extract such extreme power from the 911 Turbo's 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six, Gemballa replaced the inlet and exhaust ports and added larger valves and new turbochargers, while also reducing the compression ratio.
Reinforced connecting rods have also been fitted along with new intake manifolds to help the flat-six breathe more easily. Elsewhere, the exhaust system has been redesigned with sports cats and the ECU has received a comprehensive remap. With these modifications, the Gemballa GT Concept only needs 2.38 seconds to sprint from 0-62 mph which puts it in hypercar territory. 0-124 mph takes 7.5 seconds while 0-186 mph takes 18.8 seconds before the car tops out at a very respectable 224 mph. Despite boasting such an extreme power upgrade, the Gemballa GT Concept has been fitted with a relatively modest styling package compared to the outlandish designs the brand is usually associated with.
Inspired by the GT3 RS, the Gemballa GT Concept's aero kit dresses the concept in carbon fiber components including a new front bumper, splitter, side skirts, fender flares, rear bumper, diffuser and engine bay cover, plus a large rear wing similar to the GT3 RS. It sits on 21-inch forged alloys housed in beefed up wheel arches that widen the front and rear tracks by 30 mm and 50 mm. While Gemballa's creation is being billed as a concept car, the tuner will sell you the 911 Turbo upgrades as part of its GTR 8XX Evo-R BiTurbo package – but to say that it isn't cheap is an understatement. The aero kit alone will cost you 25,450 Euros ($29,622).
In addition, roll stock costs 7,150 Euros ($8,320), and engine upgrades will set you back 49,800 Euros ($57,964). A carbon fiber kit is also available as an optional extra for 3,880 Euros ($4,515). All-in-all, the upgrades alone cost over $100,000 – plus you'll obviously need a 911 Turbo donor car, which starts at $161,800.