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Old 04-23-2009, 08:07 AM   #1
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Default Gemballa Tornado 750 GTS: A $500,000 750-hp Porsche Cayenne Turbo

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Gemballa has taken Porsche’s Cayenne Turbo and turned into a Tornado 750 GTS - leaving it looking less like an SUV and more like a sports car.

Along with very aggressive looking carbon-fiber body modifications, Gemballa focused on reducing the weight of the Tornado 750 GTS by 250 kg (550 lbs). The tuner also fitted the powerful SUV with light 22-inch GT SPORT forged wheels.

Let’s get down to what all of you are probably dying to know. Keeping the V8 from the Cayenne Turbo, Gemballa added profound modifications including a sports exhaust system, increased the capacity up to 5.0L and added racing turbochargers and air intercoolers. All that allows for a whopping 750-hp with a maximum torque of 774 lb-ft. That allows the Tornado 750 GTS to go from 0 to 62 mph in 4.3 seconds with a top speed of over 186 mph.

Gemballa will produce only 50 cars for an eye-watering price of €400,000 ($519,953 USD).
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GEMBALLA TORNADO 750 GTS -

The new striking super sports car in SUV format


There is only a little connection left between the GEMBALLA TORNADO 750 GTS and the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. At the most, the Porsche SUV is the master model for the latest development by the automobile manufacturer from Leonberg near Stuttgart. Already at first glance, the targeted goal of the technicians at GEMBALLA Automobiltechnik GmbH & Co. KG can be clearly defined: away from the SUV and more to an uncompromising sports car. The reason for the performed metamorphosis was the large amount of requests for a high performance sports car with the dimensions and the spacious interior of an SUV. 25 years of experience with innovative products based on Porsche sports cars contributed to the development of this new automobile. The unique signature of owner Uwe Gemballa is also clearly visible with the TORNADO 750 GTS: 750 hp and a vehicle weight reduced by 250 kg are only two unique selling points of this superb automobile. Once again, the company confirms its expertise when it comes to striking design and an especially powerful engine technology.

Striking design for highest requirements

In order to meet the sports car´s increased requirements in terms of light construction and torsional stiffness, Uwe Gemballa´s team optimised nearly the entire auto body. For this reason, the ultra-strength and especially light material carbon is mainly used. A front apron extended by 60 millimetres with integrated aero lip generates more downthrust at the front axle and in connection with the also extended rear section it renders the typical elongated sports car look. Extensive air inlets suck in additional fresh air for the engine, oil- and air intercooler; and moreover, an air duct system even brings the air to the front brakes. On the other hand, the engine heat is effectively diverted by air ducts in the also newly designed bonnet. The special highlight of the bonnet is its fusion with the front wings and the new, converse opening mechanism. Compared to the serial Cayenne, the one-part bonnet-wing-unit now opens forward and therefore allows a better access to the engine.

The outstanding eye-catchers of the TORNADO flanks are the body extensions which are fitted all the way from the front to the rear. They make space for the extremely broad 12-inch rims and in connection with the new side skirts they render a dynamic look.

The aerodynamics specialists also extensively optimised the rear section. The rear skirt has been extended by 40 millimetres and for additional downthrust, a race diffuser has been added. A rear spoiler with carbon flaps perfects the aerodynamic overall package.

When designing the body kit, GEMBALLA does not leave any doubt that the TORNAGO 750 GTS is a full-blooded sports car. In order to emphasise this claim, GEMBALLA adds designer characteristics which are typical for sports cars: Round double tail lights and four end pipes of the high performance exhaust system which have been integrated in the rear skirt, confirm the powerful appearance.

Extensive modifications at the driving gear render impressive results

On the one hand, the combination of the sport exhaust system, the sport catalysers and the optimised racing header render the sporty and earthy sound of the V8. On the other hand this is a substantial part of the profound modifications at the serial power engine of the Cayenne Turbo. But the main feature of the engine makeover is the increase of the cubic capacity up to five litres. Here, the GEMBALLA engine experts fitted fortified forged pistons, special connecting rods and racing turbochargers. An air intercooler with a 90 percent larger cooling area supplies enough cold air. All these components are precisely adjusted to each other with the help of new engine electronics maps.

The result: with a top performance of 750 hp / 552 kW at 6,400 rpm and a maximum torque of 1,050 Nm at 3200 rpm, the GEMBALLA engine meets the wishes of its ambitious customers from motor sports and also renders excellent performance values. The 4WD automobile accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in only 4.3 seconds and with a maximum velocity of over 300 km/h, the GEMBALLA TORNADO 750 GTS is significantly more powerful than its serial counterpart.

Running gear and wheels for adequate grip and agile handling

The TORNADO was equipped with an adjustable coilover kit which has been especially adjusted to the enormous performance potential. This allows lowering the car by up to 70 millimetres and therefore permits a variable adjustment of the setup to every individual driver and scope of use.

The right grip is provided by the tailor-made wheel-tyre combination for the GEMBALLA TORNADO 750 GTS: The multi-part, especially light GT SPORT forged rims are available in 12Jx22 with tyres measuring 335/25 Z 22.

By manufacturing the wheels in forged technology, they are extremely light. Moreover, the weight of the unsprung masses is reduced which significantly improves the handling as well as acceleration and braking response.

The high-performance braking system with the punched and slit XXL discs guarantees optimal deceleration values. In order to provide the perfect gas pedal response, the GEMBALLA technicians used 6-piston brake callipers with 420mm discs at the front axle and 4-piston brake callipers with 380mm discs at the rear axle.

4-seater with state of the art interior

As usual, GEMBALLA builds the interior in an unsurpassable quality and in an innovative design. The four single sports seats which offer all passengers a unique seating experience when driving winding roads are another highlight. The hand-holds which are embedded in the rear centre console provide further support.

The new front centre console with the lifted gearbox and the Data Control System renders a real cockpit feeling. The harmonically integrated display presents driving data such as acceleration, cross-acceleration and deceleration values. But also comfort is not neglected in the TORNADO: Stylish and in artisan perfection, GEMBALLA integrates state of the art Rear Seat Entertainment components and combines these with finest materials, such as high-quality leather, carbon fibre or aluminium.

GEMBALLA - the specialist for high end Porsche refinements and innovative engineering design offers the GEMBALLA TORNADO GTS in a limited edition of 50 cars for a price from 400,000 euros.
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:08 AM   #2
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:19 AM   #3
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Tail lights are ugly but thats one aggressive looking grocery getter.
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:48 AM   #4
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I WOULD TOTALLY DRIVE THAT "THING". It's The Cayenne GTSR-R Mad Max Edition...

Just take a minute and imagine yourself driving down the highway on that monster and people looking at you and saying: WTF!!!
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:55 AM   #5
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Just take a minute and imagine yourself driving down the highway on that monster and people looking at you and saying: WTF!!!
They'll have the same reaction when you pull over and tell them the price tag!!!
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:01 AM   #6
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Is there an option to keep the stock rear tail lamps?

Even if...don't see myself sinking half a mill into this thing... I'd be looking for a Konigsegg dealer instead for a deal on a CCX...
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Old 04-23-2009, 04:33 PM   #7
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So lets say that I decide to go with this model and buy it,
what if something goes wrong mechanically? do I take it to the porsche dealer? they probably will not have any clue how to maintain that motor since it is completely different from the stock one. so who would I go to?
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So lets say that I decide to go with this model and buy it,
what if something goes wrong mechanically? do I take it to the porsche dealer? they probably will not have any clue how to maintain that motor since it is completely different from the stock one. so who would I go to?
Just a guess, but at a 500K price tag for a SUV.....

you probably call the dealer, and he tells you what day and time the auto-transport company will be there to pick it up, or simply fly in the mechanic, where your private helicopter waits to pick him, his tools, and diagnostic equipment and deliver him to your private garage. Those worries are only relegated to those of us who can't afford it. Young Saudi's and other rich kids buy these things all the time, and you can believe there is no dealerships on the King's compound.
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:23 PM   #9
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mm... it looks like a cheap body kit. the parts have huge gaps. what gives?
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:30 PM   #10
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Murder it out in black and let me select my own wheel, and YUMMY.
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:27 PM   #11
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Front light fail.
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Old 04-24-2009, 05:39 AM   #12
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Omg that's bad ass. Too bad nobody is going to buy them.
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Omg that's bad ass.
No it is not.
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Gemballa game plan


Buy a Cayenne Turbo for $130,000
Install $40,000 worth of mods
Sell for $500,000
profit!
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No it is not.
ummm okay next time I need to make an opinion of my own I'll ask you.
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Needs bigger wheels.
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Needs Moar Batman
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Gemballa game plan


Buy a Cayenne Turbo for $130,000
Install $40,000 worth of mods
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profit!
As simplistic as it may seem it does in fact work.
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cough mirrors don't look like they fold and the seats don't look supportive enough cough

way too pricey but i wouldn't mind a quick drive in it.
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cough mirrors don't look like they fold and the seats don't look supportive enough cough

way too pricey but i wouldn't mind a quick drive in it.
whats a (cough mirror)?
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Tails remind me of WRX morret tails.... Which is horrible.
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whats a (cough mirror)?
you dont know what a cough mirror is?



i dont either
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lol i was being lazy
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