Its 5.5-liter V10 engine has been tuned to deliver 661 horsepower.
The Porsche Carrera GT hasn’t been in production since 2006, but its legacy still lives on today. Porsche built 1,270 examples of the mid-engine supercar, with the final example rolling off the assembly line at the factory in Leipzig, Germany back in May 2006. 13 years later, owners are still giving their Carrera GTs the aftermarket tuning treatment. Take this stunning Carrera GT modified by Gembella, for example, which took "more than 1,000 hours of complex and loving handwork" to complete and was recently delivered to its owner.
Gemballa says the project offers a "dream combination” of carbon fiber, leather, and Alcantara, but the most important upgrade can be found in the engine bay where the 5.5-liter V10 engine has been tweaked to deliver 661 horsepower, which is 58 hp more than the standard model. Torque has also been increased from 435 lb-ft to 465 lb-ft.
These upgrades may not sound too substantial, but it’s impressive considering the engine lacks forced induction. Gemballa achieved this power boost after installing a custom air intake, a new stainless steel exhaust system, catalytic converters, and by remapping the high-revving V10 engine's ECU.
With these modifications, Gemballa’s Carrera GT will now hit 62 mph from a standstill in only 3.7 seconds - that’s two-tenths of a second quicker than the stock car. Top speed also exceeds 208 mph, which is slightly more than the standard car’s 205 mph top speed. Not bad for a sixteen-year-old supercar.
Inside, Alcantara has been applied to just about every surface, along with copious amounts of carbon fiber and contrasting yellow stitching. The yellow accents have also been applied to the headlights, "Mirage GT” lettering, and the engine cover. On the outside, Gemballa’s Carrera GT features a more aggressive body kit with a massive fixed rear wing replacing the standard retractable spoiler, front spoiler lip, roof scoop, beefy side skirts, and quad exhausts.