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Porsche Tuner Plotting Extreme 800-HP Hypercar

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Gemballa has released some new photos and specifications for its first bespoke hypercar.

German tuner Gemballa is renowned for taking Porsche cars to new extremes, having recently turned a 911 Turbo into a carbon fiber-bodied, 818-hp beast. Back in June, Gemballa announced it's building its own bespoke hypercar to rival Porsche and McLaren.

Details were scarce at the time, but Gemballa has released new photos and specifications for its upcoming hypercar. We still don't have a name for the car, but Gemballa is planning to show off the first prototype at the start of 2020.

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Gemballa

The unnamed hypercar will use "state-of-the-art drive and aero technology" and Gemballa is targeting a 0-62 mph acceleration time of 2.5 seconds, while 0-124 mph should be achieved in around 6.5 seconds. Gemballa believes these targets will be achievable thanks to the car's lightweight design and extensive use of carbon fiber.

Initially, a Gemballa is planning to launch the hypercar with a pure combustion engine, but later models will incorporate hybrid technology. The Porsche tuner isn't ready to reveal what type of engine it will be but has previously said it will have "considerably over 800" hp on tap. Gemballa also hinted there will be an option for an old-school manual gearbox.

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Gemballa

"We're now concentrating on building one of the last pure sports cars, a modern classic with an outstanding appearance and performance. A pure Gemballa car needs petrol and sound. Not all new trends are cool", said CEO Steffen Korbach.

New photos released by Gemballa reveal the hypercar will feature a massive rear wing to keep the car glued to the track, as well as a carbon fiber hood and large side air intakes, resulting in an aggressive design. There's still a long way to go before the hypercar enters production, however, as Gemballa says the hypercar is still at a technical planning phase and is looking for investors. Production is planned for 2022.

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Gemballa

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