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For over 40 years, Gemballa has produced some of the most incredible custom Porsches on the planet. After RUF unveiled the new off-road Rodeo Concept, Gemballa has announced it will also be developing a hardcore off-roader inspired by the legendary Porsche 911 Safari rally car.
But while the RUF Rodeo is based on a bespoke carbon-fiber monocoque, Gemballa's upcoming off-roader, dubbed the Avalanche 4X4, will be based on a 991-generation Porsche 911. Gemballa has wanted to build a Porsche 911 off-roader since 2016 and plans to launch the Avalanche 4X4 within the next 24 months.
Details are scarce, but the Avalanche 4X4 will be a very capable off-roader judging from the teaser sketches showcasing the modified 911's raised ride height, massive fenders, chunky off-road tires, and a large rear spoiler that will generate huge amounts of downforce. In addition, Gemballa will launch a hardcore off-road variant of the Porsche Cayenne dubbed the Tornado 4x4.
Technical specifications are still being kept under wraps, but Gemballa already offers a tuning package called the that increases the output of the 911 Turbo to 818 horsepower and 810 lb-ft of torque. As a result, the GTR 8XX Evo-R BiTurbo accelerates from 0-62 mph in 2.3 seconds and reaches a top speed of over 230 mph. A high-performance version with over 1,000 horsepower is also in development and will launch this summer. According to Gemballa, the tuning package will also be compatible for the 992-generation Porsche 911 with performance that will "outshine all comparable vehicles".
In addition, the prototype of the Gemballa Avalanche 4.2 RS that was shown at the Geneva Motor Show back in 2017 will enter production this year in a limited series of models based on the Porsche 991 and 992.
Lastly, Gemballa is also working on a standalone hypercar that will rival Porsche and McLaren. The new hypercar still doesn't have a name and we're still waiting for the prototype to be revealed sometime this year, but the touted specifications are impressive. Gemballa claims the new hypercar will have over 800 horsepower, while extensive use of carbon fiber will make it extremely lightweight, resulting in a targeted 0-62 mph time of 2.5 seconds.