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Old 06-08-2009, 12:31 AM
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Gemballa Mirage GT Carbon Edition

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The ultimate super sports car – GEMBALLA MIRAGE GT Carbon Edition

For more than 25 years, the automobile manufacturer GEMBALLA Automobiltechnik GmbH & Co. KG builds exclusive sports cars which are based on the Porsche model range. Thereby, the company under the management of the founder Uwe Gemballa always sets standards regarding engine performance, innovative automobile design and exclusive interior. This is impressively confirmed by numerous lap records on the most difficult race track of the world, the Nürburgring Nordschleife. And also by winning many awards such as the renowned "red dot design award". And last but not least by thrilled customers all over the world.

And also the latest super sports car – the GEMBALLA MIRAGE GT Carbon Edition – limited to only 5 pieces will conquer the motor sports hearts of its future owners in supersonic speed. Based on the Porsche Carrera GT the specialists from Leonberg near Stuttgart present an extremely attractive version of the MIRAGE GT. The eye-catching main evolutionary characteristic is the GEMBALLA body element production in carbon fibre. But that is not all: ultra-light aerodynamics components which have been optimised in the wind tunnel and a power engine with powerful 670 hp top performance render an impressive top speed of 335 km/h. A ground-breaking, hydraulic, height-adjustable coilover kit is especially adjusted to the GEMBALLA wheel-tyre combination GT SPORT Forged and this interplay provides perfect road handling. And also the interior is upgraded from the floor room to the roof lining. Perfectly processed and stylishly arranged leather and carbon turn every Mirage GT cockpit into an exclusive unique masterpiece.

Carbon – as far as the eye can see

Already the serial version of the Carrera GT presents itself with an abundance of ultra-light and high-strength carbon material. And GEMBALLA continues this trend in the MIRAGE GT Carbon Edition by using it as the main component of all body parts. Each single element of the GEMBALLA aerodynamics design is optimised in the wind tunnel, produced in perfect surface quality and accurately fitted into the automobile.

The core part of the newly designed MIRAGE GT front is the striking apron with the enhanced air inlets for an improved ventilation of the front coolers. In combination with the new front lip, GEMBALLA does not only achieve an aggressive look, but also generates additional downthrust. Also the front wings and the bonnet are replaced by proprietary development components. At the flanks, you find newly designed side skirts.

These calm down the air duct between the axles and send additional cooling air to the brake system through integrated passages. The new diffuser which is fitted into the new rear skirt stabilises the rear section at high speeds and in connection with the enlarged rear wing, it generates contact pressure at the rear axle. Further advancements are provided by the individually adjustable Gurney flap which is inserted in the wing profile. The body kit is perfected with the GEMBALLA roof channel as well as the air scoop of the engine compartment and the rear view camera casing.

3.7 seconds from zero to hundred km/h – accompanied by an incomparable exhaust sound

But the GEMBALLA MIRAGE GT Carbon Edition does not only impress with its fascinating design. As a result of an optimised engine management and a special exhaust system with sport catalysts and pneumatic valve control, not only the engine performance and the acceleration improve significantly. Due to its 670 hp / 493 kW at 8,000 rpm and 630 Newton metres at 5,700 rpm, the ten-cylinder accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in breath-taking 3.7 seconds. The top speed is 335 km/h and therefore also faster than the basic model. For an enhanced gas pedal response, the GEMBALLA technicians fit a sports clutch with special pads. Especially when driving stop and go in city traffic, this is an enormous advantage and allows a smooth and bucking-free take-off.

Innovative running gear technology for the race track and for everyday use

The running gear components in the MIRAGE are especially adjusted to the enhanced engine performance and sporty driving manner. They consist of four individually adjustable coilover dampers in a unit with progressively coiled double springs. For everyday use, the electro-hydraulic height-adjustment is extremely innovative and enormously helpful. By pushing a button in the passenger compartment, it is possible to lift the body by 45 millimetres at the front- and rear axle and therefore allows driving over obstacles such as underground car park entrances and traffic ramps. Also by pushing a button or by reaching 80 km/h, the MIRAGE lowers itself to its original level. As the perfect wheel-tyre combination, GEMBALLA gits the multi-part rims GT SPORT Forged in the dimension 9.5 x 19 and 12.5 x 20 with tyres in the serial measurement 265/35 ZR19 at the front axle and 335/30 ZR20 at the rear axle.

Exclusive interior design without limits

GEMBALLA presents the perfect symbiosis between sportive functionality and luxurious ambience. The interior designers combine the most precious materials such as fine leather, ultra-suede and carbon fibre in a very stylish way. The leather which is processed with expert hand is very resilient and yet extremely soft. The characteristic natural product with its individual grain and the masterly decorative stitching render an extravagant look around the newly designed centre console. The latter is entirely made of carbon fibre and contains the GEMBALLA Multimedia unit and the Data Control System.

The harmonically integrated display presents driving data such as acceleration, cross-acceleration and deceleration values. Another highlight in the GEMBALLA MIRAGE GT Carbon Edition is the full-size airbag sports steering wheel with a diameter of 340 millimetres.

GEMBALLA – the specialist for high end Porsche refinements and innovative engineering design offers the entire refining set for the GEMBALLA MIRAGE GT Carbon Edition which is only limited to 5 specimen from 298,000 euros (net price, without basic automobile).

For more information about the extensive GEMBALLA refining programme, please visit the web site GEMBALLA - Porsche Tuning at its finest
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Price = €298,000
Production = 5
Engine = 5.7 liter V10
Aspiration = natural
Torque = 465 lb-ft @ 5300 rpm
HP = 670 hp @ 8000 rpm
HP/Liter = 117.5 hp per liter
0-62 mph = 3.7 seconds
Top Speed = 208 mph
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:33 AM
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:50 AM
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God, that's a mighty fine looking thing.
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:07 AM
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The car is the accessory. The optional extra. Just buy the kit cos there are only 5.
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:23 AM
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:03 AM
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Goodness, I didn't know Porsche made enough Carrera GTs for all these versions, there can't be that many out there in the first place, let alone that many owned by people who see this as a real improvement.
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Old 06-08-2009, 11:03 AM
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soooo...for the price of 300,000 more Euros, you go an approximate 1 milisecond quicker in the 0-60, and around 3mph higher in the top speed than the original. Wow, what a bang for your buck. That's on top of the $440,000 USD you've already spent on your fancy porsche. All the different taxes that you'll probably be slammed with for owning something so ridiculous will most likely amount to the same money it would've cost you to buy a Corvette ZR1, which is significantly faster anyway. At least according to chevrolet's claimed 0-60 in 3.4. And you won't cry if a bird has a bowel movement on it.
So, what then is the point of owning this? Anything other than keeping it in an airtight bubble to look at it and preserve the value should be considered a total waste of capital. Unfortunately a car that sits is also a waste. That deems this car pointless in my books.
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:59 PM
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soooo...for the price of 300,000 more Euros, you go an approximate 1 milisecond quicker in the 0-60, and around 3mph higher in the top speed than the original. Wow, what a bang for your buck. That's on top of the $440,000 USD you've already spent on your fancy porsche. All the different taxes that you'll probably be slammed with for owning something so ridiculous will most likely amount to the same money it would've cost you to buy a Corvette ZR1, which is significantly faster anyway. At least according to chevrolet's claimed 0-60 in 3.4. And you won't cry if a bird has a bowel movement on it.
So, what then is the point of owning this? Anything other than keeping it in an airtight bubble to look at it and preserve the value should be considered a total waste of capital. Unfortunately a car that sits is also a waste. That deems this car pointless in my books.
Completely my opinion as well, and then some.

Why can't they leave the Carrera GT alone... like ever?

Gemballa's stuff has always looked sketchy- almost poser-like. I liked the Porsche as is, thank you very much.
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:26 PM
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soooo...for the price of 300,000 more Euros, you go an approximate 1 milisecond quicker in the 0-60, and around 3mph higher in the top speed than the original. Wow, what a bang for your buck. That's on top of the $440,000 USD you've already spent on your fancy porsche. All the different taxes that you'll probably be slammed with for owning something so ridiculous will most likely amount to the same money it would've cost you to buy a Corvette ZR1, which is significantly faster anyway. At least according to chevrolet's claimed 0-60 in 3.4. And you won't cry if a bird has a bowel movement on it.
So, what then is the point of owning this? Anything other than keeping it in an airtight bubble to look at it and preserve the value should be considered a total waste of capital. Unfortunately a car that sits is also a waste. That deems this car pointless in my books.
People who are buying carerras GT in the first place care about that one millisecond and more importantly the exclusively.
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:35 PM
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That's a great sports car. The design is excellent and cool.

Price = €298,000? Is that really the original price of that?
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People who are buying carerras GT in the first place care about that one millisecond and more importantly the exclusively.
I believe you mean that one more millimeter, if you catch my drift.

That said, I'd have (a stock) one in an instant.
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I believe you mean that one more millimeter, if you catch my drift.
Well played sir.

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That said, I'd have (a stock) one in an instant.
I would still take it. Im sure I could sell it for a little bit of cash and buy something really sweet.
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