2012 Gemballa GT Cabriolet
The new 991 Carrera Cabriolet is the latest “air-cooled” 911 to stir the Porsche driver’s emotions with its familiar flat-six soundtrack. Now, the new GEMBALLA GT appearance package compliments the al fresco experience by taking the Cabriolet’s eye appeal to the next level.
The heart of the visual makeover is the GEMBALLA GT aerodynamic package, which starts with a new, front bumper/spoiler section with three large cooling air intakes, and large lip spoilers to provide more stabilising downforce at speed.
The organic lines of the front spoiler extend into the deep side skirts that visually connect the new front to its rear counterpart. The new rear bumper/valance features a recessed panel whose strong top and bottom horizontal lines visually accentuate the width of the car.
The upright reflector lights at each end of the panel give a functional meaning to its extremities and the new composition gives the car a more three-dimensional appearance when seen from this aspect.
A diffuser sits between the distinctive triple outlet pipes of the GEMBALLA stainless steel exhaust system, which takes its design cue from the exhaust of the legendary GEMBALLA Avalanche of the 1980s. The 21st Century GEMBALLA look however, features squared off rather than rounded tips. The deeper voice of this sports exhaust with its valve-operated sound control feature gives the car the soundtrack to match its looks.
In line with the GEMBALLA philosophy of low weight and optimum quality, all these aerodynamic components are made in Germany from top grade carbon-fibre.
These parts are dimension controlled by state-of-the-art laser measuring equipment to ensure a precision fit with the factory bodywork and the original mounting points. As no bodywork modifications are required, the car can easily be returned to standard when the time comes to sell. The GEMBALLA GT aerodynamic-kit is on sale now starting at 19.860€ incl. VAT (in Germany) incl. paintwork and installation.
Even with the standard motor, the GEMBALLA Cabriolet is faster from point to point thanks to its uprated sports suspension and brakes. The 30mm shorter springs are calibrated to work with the factory PASM (Porsche electronic damping control system), while the brake system, developed for GEMBALLA by Brembo, is highly resistant to fade and allows you to set later braking points.
The new GForged-one alloy wheels with their choice of “diamond cut” or “gunmetal” finishes, come in an eye-catching 21-inch diameter. Thanks to modern forged, lightweight construction, they weigh less than the factory 20-inch wheels, benefiting ride and handling. The cost for a set starts at 9.895€ incl. VAT (in Germany) depending on the type of tyres fitted.
GEMBALLA was one of the pioneers of bespoke interior trim in the German tuning industry. That tradition continues today, offering customers complete freedom of material and colour choice.
Gemballa GT Cabriolet Images
Gemballa GT Cabriolet Video
An exclusive look at the brand new Gemballa 911 GT Cabrio, a tuned version of the Porsche 991 Carrera S Cabriolet. The GT Cabrio features a redesigned carbon fiber bodykit and reworked interior from the German tuning company.
In this video there is a test of the Gemballa GT Porsche 991 Cabriolet in the streets of Germany. LOUD accelerations and huge speeds were the highlight of this ride.
Another video of the Gemballa 991 Cabriolet being tested
|type||Professionally Tuned Car|
|built at||Leonberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany|
|valvetrain||Chain-Driven DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VVT|
|fuel feed||Electronic Direct Injection|
|displacement||3800 cc / 231.89 in³|
|bore||102 mm / 4.02 in|
|stroke||77.5 mm / 3.05 in|
|power||298.3 kw / 400 bhp @ 7400 rpm|
|specific output||105.26 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||273.04 bhp per tonne|
|torque||440 nm / 324.5 ft lbs @ 5600 rpm|
|body / frame||Unitary Steel & Aluminum Monocoque w/Aluminum Panels|
|wheel type||Cast Alloy|
|front tires||21-inch “GForged-one” -one-piece forged alloy in diamond cut or gunmetal finish.|
|rear tires||21-inch “GForged-one” -one-piece forged alloy in diamond cut or gunmetal finish.|
|front brakes||GEMBALLA high performance brake system|
|f brake size||34 x 340 mm / 1.34 x 13.4 in|
|rear brakes||GEMBALLA high performance brake system|
|r brake size||28 x 330 mm / 1.1 x 13.0 in|
|f suspension||MacPherson Struts w/Coil Springs, PASM Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar|
|r suspension||Multi-Link w/Coil Springs, PASM Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar|
|curb weight||1465 kg / 3230 lbs|
|wheelbase||2450 mm / 96.5 in|
|front track||1538 mm / 60.6 in|
|rear track||1516 mm / 59.7 in|
|length||4491 mm / 176.8 in|
|width||1808 mm / 71.2 in|
|height||1299 mm / 51.1 in|
|transmission||7-Speed Manual or 7-Speed Automatic|
|gear ratios||3.91:1, 2.29:1, 1.55:1, 1.30:1, 1.08:1, 0.88:1, 0.71:1|
|top speed||~301 kph / 186.92 mph|
|0 – 100 kph||~4.7 seconds|
|urban fuel econ eu||14.1 L/100 km or 16.68 mpg-us|
|extra urban fuel econ eu||7.2 L/100 km or 32.67 mpg-us|
|combined fuel econ eu||9.7 L/100 km or 24.25 mpg-us|