Gemballa has been in the world of automobile customization for almost four decades. During that time it has also modified a lot of 911s, Cayennes, Panameras, and Carrera GTs. And it’s indeed known as a Porsche specialist since the beginning, although it can also tune some non-Porsche cars like the McLaren 12C, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, and the Ferrari Enzo. Feeling not enough with all these achievements, Gemballa is determined to produce something more original, a supercar of its own.
We haven’t heard about the name yet, but we’ve got a few pictures that show what it will look like, as well as a few words on the specifications to answer some of our curiosity while we’re waiting for the emergence of a prototype in early 2020. There’s no specific information about engine placement so far, but judging from the pictures, we suspect it will have its powerhouse planted behind the seats. As you can see, the vehicle’s rear deck is long while its front hood is quite short, indicating the inability of the front area to accommodate an engine, so that’s probably the trunk.
According to Gemballa, the upcoming supercar will first be launched with an internal combustion engine, but the tuning house does say that a hybrid variant is expected to be built as well. The next good thing to hear is, despite the fact that the manual transmission is pretty much dead in the modern world of high-performance cars, there’s hope that the setup might be used by the sleek supercar.
As we know, it has become a natural phenomenon that supercar makers chase each other or surpass each other on different occasions when they announce new products. Gemballa also wants to be involved in this performance competition with its upcoming monster, which is expected to dash from a standstill to 62 mph in less than 2.5 seconds, getting close to the speed of the Bugatti Chiron. As for 0-124 mph, it’s going to be cleared in around 6.5 seconds, meaning that it would be 0.3 seconds faster than the McLaren P1.
Engine specifications remain a question, but we already know that it will produce over 800 horsepower. The coupe will use a lot of carbon fiber to reduce weight as much as possible. Included in Gemballa’s promise is an advanced powertrain and aero technology. In the end, it’s worth noting that this entire project is still in the planning stage right now, and funding from investors will be needed to continue to drive the progress forward. Assuming everything goes according to the plan, a final production model will arrive in 2022.