2012 Gemballa GT Coupé


2012 Gemballa GT Coupé

2012 Gemballa GT Coupé

The legendary Porsche 911 spirit is alive and well in the new 991 Carrera. Even out of the box, the Carrera S PDK has such outstanding performance and driving dynamics, it is almost a match for the outgoing GT3. It certainly is the new class benchmark.

As GEMBALLA CEO, Andreas Schwarz, explains: “Creating an even more individual appearance for this iconic sports car is a natural step for GEMBALLA, and we are proud to present our GT package for the new Carrera.”

“Made in Germany” from light and strong carbon-fibre, the GEMBALLA body kit has been designed along modular lines so that more components can be added as they become available. For now, the GT package debuts with new front and rear bumpers and side skirts.

Designed to fit precisely to the car using the factory mounting points, these GEMBALLA components are a straight swap for the original parts, and the conversion is completely reversible should you ever wish to return the car to standard.

Another visual highlight is the 21-inch ultra-light forged alloy wheels, which weigh a tad less than the 19-inch wheels fitted to the basic Carrera, let alone the 20-inch wheels on the Carrera S.

“Lowering the unsprung weight despite going up a wheel size was a priority,” explained Andreas Schwarz, who pushed his wheel supplier to innovate in both design and construction.

Last but not least, the GEMBALLA exhaust with its distinctive six outlet pipes, helps the 340hp 3.4, and 400hp 3.8 litre flat-six engines breathe more easily and speak with a deeper and more distinctive voice.

GEMBALLA, the renowned Leonberg-based Porsche tuner has worked on the 911 for more than half of the cars life. Their GT package is the beginning of a new chapter, which will eventually include an all-new AVALANCHE. This is GEMBALLA at its very best.

In Detail

type Professionally Tuned Car
released at 2012 Geneva Motor Show
built at Leonberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
engine Flat-6
position Rear, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
displacement 3436 cc / 209.68 in³
power 257 kw / 344.6 bhp
specific output 100.29 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 249.71 bhp per tonne
torque 390 nm / 287.6 ft lbs
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels RWD
front brakes Ventilated Discs
rear brakes Ventilated Discs
front wheels F 48.3 x 21.6 cm / 19 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 27.9 cm / 19 x 11 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 1380 kg / 3043 lbs
front track 1532 mm / 60.3 in
rear track 1518 mm / 59.8 in
transmission 7-Speed Manual or 7-Speed Automatic
top speed ~289 kph / 179.47 mph
0 – 100 kph ~4.4 seconds
0 – 200 kph ~15.4 seconds
drag 0.29 Cd
urban fuel econ eu 12.8 L/100 km or 18.38 mpg-us
extra urban fuel econ eu 6.8 L/100 km or 34.59 mpg-us
combined fuel econ eu 9.0 L/100 km or 26.13 mpg-us
emission 212 g/km

Story by GEMBALLA GMBH