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2008 Gemballa Avalanche Roadster GTR 600

2008 Gemballa Avalanche Roadster GTR 600

GEMBALLA – a name which almost every car enthusiast in the world can spell. For over 25 years, it has been creating motoring dreams based on Porsche models that could hardly be more individual.

The latest model from GEMBALLA also gleams with technical highlights and, particularly, a phenomenal design. The Avalanche Roadster GTR 600 is already the finest and most masculine way to drive with the top down.

Function and design go hand-in-hand in this car. The front apron not only commands respect, it is also necessary in order to keep the temperature of the power unit and brakes at a normal level when subjected to high forces.

2008 Gemballa Avalanche Roadster GTR 600


Four exhaust-pipe tips there release splendid sounds into the environment and the framing sports grid helps draw heat away from the powerful Boxer engine.

Thanks to mechanical and electronic optimisation, the car now boasts over 600 bhp. The torque even peaks at a phenomenal 840 Nm.

This gives the Roadster breath-taking sprinting capabilities.

The matt black thunderbolt can go from 0 – 100 in 3.5 seconds. The maximum speed is enough to safely avoid any avalanches, as they surely can’t move at 320 km/hr.

To ensure that the car maintains its road-holding despite its exuberant power, it boasts a latest-generation H&R stainless steel coil over which has been specially adapted for the Avalanche Roadster. All of the motorsport experience accumulated by H&R also benefits the road setup and GEMBALLA can rely on a partner who is already equipping the Porsche GT models ex works with suspension technology.

2008 Gemballa Avalanche Roadster GTR 600

Impressive? Absolutely – but the interior will also bowl over those of a spoiled nature. The sports steering wheel with F1 gear shifts and matching aluminium pedals are just the beginning.

The finest materials, including nubuck leather, Alcantara and carbon, are used all over the cockpit. Thus, the Avalanche Roadster is a pleasure in all forms of automotive existence – design, performance, luxury and euphony, concentrated in the smallest space under the open skies.

To accord with the latest trends, the Magic Black model of the Avalanche Roadster has been given a completely matt finish – matt black paint, matt black nubuck interior.

In Detail

type Professionally Tuned Car
built at Leonberg, Germany
engine Flat-6 w/Gemballa Headers, Exhaust, Inake
position Rear, Longitudinal
aspiration Gemballa Twin Turbochargers
block material Aluminum Alloy
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Fuel Injection
displacement 3596 cc / 219.44 in³
bore 100 mm / 3.9 in
stroke 76.4 mm / 3.0 in
power 447.4 kw / 600 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 166.85 bhp per litre
torque 1138.9 nm / 840 ft lbs @ 1950 rpm
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
f suspension MacPherson Struts w/Lower Control Arms, Coil Springs, Gas Pressurized Twin-Tube Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Multi-link w/Coil Springs, Single Sleeve Gas Pressurized Shock Absorbers
transmission 6-Speed Manual

Story by H&R