Gemballa’s radical Mirage GT, previously known as the Mirage Evolution, is a package developed to comprehensively upgrades the Carrera GT. The main feature of the model is a carbon fiber bodykit with functional hood scoop that integrates into the removable hardtop.
Many people have criticized the model because it only adds 60 bhp to the base model, but with 650 bhp no more power was really needed in the first place.
Production is limited to 25 models and the conversion has a price of 229,800 or $324,385 USD.
Our registry compiled by yuma80 lists the cars as follows: Mirage GT #001 – White / Brown in the UAE [Dubai] – based on CGT #1165
Mirage GT #002 – Red / Black and Red in the UAE [Dubai] – based on CGT #0876
Mirage GT #003 – Grey / Black in Malaysia – based on CGT #????
Mirage GT #004 – Silver / Black in Canada – based on CGT #0732
Mirage GT #005 – Pearl White / Red in the UAE [Abu Dhabi] – based on CGT #0426
Mirage GT #006 – Black with golden flakes / Black in the UAE [Dubai] – based on CGT #0698
Mirage GT #007 – Black with golden flakes / Black in France (Spain) – based on CGT #????
Mirage GT #008 – Yellow / Black and Yellow in Qatar – based on CGT #0639
Mirage GT #009 – White / Black and Red in Qatar – based on CGT #????
Mirage GT #010 – Black / Black and Red in the UAE [Dubai] – based on CGT #0019
Mirage GT #011 – Orange / Black and Orange in Germany (USA) – based on CGT #0022
Mirage GT #012 – Gun Metallic Matt / Black in the UAE [Sharjah] – based on CGT #0577
Mirage GT #013 – Matt Black / Black in Saudi Arabia(?) – based on CGT #0887
Around 1500 of Porsche’s prestige product, the Carrera GT, have been built, all of which have now been sold. Owners worried about the individuality of their vehicle, in spite of its rareness, would be well-advised to make an appointment with GEMBALLA. Thanks to its expertise, as the only Porsche tuner GEMBALLA has comprehensively modified the high-tech car from Weissach, while at the same time adding an individual touch. In addition, performance addicts can obtain even more of what they want. The spectacular end product answers to the name of GEMBALLA Mirage GT and outshines its production-line counterpart in every respect.
The Carrera GT engine is a dream. A meaty 5.7-litre V10 boasting 612 horsepower. What more could one want? More power of course! GEMBALLA operates on the same principle as racing drivers: “You can never have too much power”. By modifying the engine management electronics, GEMBALLA has been able to squeeze out a further 60 bhp of power and 20 Nm more torque for the V10, slicing off 0.1 seconds off the time it takes to go from 0 to 100 km/h. The added performance has also been aided by a new, fully stainless steel exhaust system that now resounds through four tail pipes instead of the standard two. GEMBALLA has positioned the two extra tail pipes where the reverse and fog warning lamps used to be. The tuning specialist has relocated the two lamps to beneath the rear diffuser.
Complete racing look
With the GEMBALLA BODY-CONCEPT, the Mirage GT looks like it is planning to enter the Le Mans 24-hour race. The most conspicuous change to the front are the additional air intakes on the new front spoiler. In addition, GEMBALLA embellished the component with a spoiler lip. The bonnet has also been replaced. In the area between the wheel housing and door GEMBALLA has replaced the standard side panels with its own mudguards, with reshaped openings which blend harmoniously with the original design. Down below, new side skirts lend the vehicle a muscular line. They also come with a cooling vent for the breaks at the rear. One thing is certain! The racing look is enhanced by the new rear skirt, with its aerodynamically optimised mid section for more downforce on the rear axle.
The lion’s share of the extra downforce over the production-line vehicle is due to the mighty GEMBALLA rear wing that adorns the rear of the car. For better slowing, it comes with an brake-flap in the middle – like the kind seen on the Bugatti Veyron – which snaps up when the brakes are applied. The roof line of the GEMBALLA Mirage GT also starkly differs from the standard Carrera GT. The front section of an airbox has been integrated into the new GEMBALLA hardtop. This ends in an air duct that runs along the back of the tailgate installed by GEMBALLA and supplies the power-enhanced V10-engine with more air to breathe.
With the GEMBALLA body kit, the Mirage GT fits perfectly into the starting line-up of any FIA-GT race. Not least also because of the materials used by GEMBALLA – all parts of the body of the Mirage GT are made of carbon fibre; a material common in the world of racing.
The GEMBALLA Mirage GT also sports a high-tech pair of “shoes”. GEMBALLA fits the three-part rims, with their fully-milled spoke wheel centre front (9.5 x 19�) and back (12.5 x 20″). Excellent road holding is guaranteed on the front axle by 265-35 R 19 tyres and on the rear axle by 335-30 R 20 tyres.
The motor sports look created on the outside thanks to the carbon components is resumed in the interior. GEMBALLA has restyled the central console, which likewise consists of this high-grade material. This is joined by countless other carbon components, such as, for example, the door cladding. GEMBALLA has also integrated a multimedia touch-screen information system into the central console. In addition, the passengers’ senses of sight, smell and touch are also spoilt by the finest leather and luxury carpets. The modified steering wheel allows the driver to keep a strong grip on the reins of the GEMBALLA Mirage GT.
The Mirage GT is an impressive example of GEMBALLA’s capability, and represents high-end tuning at its best. The cost of the comprehensive conversion, which can only be carried out by GEMBALLA, starts from EUR 229,800.