Gemballa gussies up all-new Porsche 911 Cabriolet

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Sep 16, 2012

TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Gemballa reveals its take on the all-new Porsche 911 Cabriolet

The all-new Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet became officially available just last March, but German tuner Gemballa has already come up with its take on the car, which it calls the Gemballa GT.

The car is basically a visual makeover of the Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet with the aerodynamics package being made entirely of carbon fiber.

The redesign starts with the new front bumper and its three large cooling air intakes along with a large lip spoiler that enhances downforce at speed. The organic lines of the front lip spoiler then continues to the side skirts. At the back, a new rear bumper with its recessed panel and upright reflector lights at each end accentuates the width of the car.

Adding more character to the car's rear is a diffuser and the distinctive Gemballa triple outlet pipes that feature squared-off tips.

Gemballa claims that since the 911 Carrera Cabriolet requires no modifications to its bodywork to accommodate the Gemballa GT package, the car can be easily returned to its stock form if the owner wishes so.

And the Gemballa GT isn't all about looks. The tuner says it's also much faster even with its stock engine thanks to its uprated sports suspension and brakes. According to Gemballa, the 30mm shorter springs are calibrated to work with the Porsche active stability management system, while the brake system, which was specifically developed for the tuner by Brembo, "is highly resistant to fade and allows you to set later braking points."

Completing the entire Gemballa GT package are the new 21-inch GForged-One alloy wheels in either "diamond cut" or "gunmetal" finish that, thanks to the forged and lightweight construction, supposedly weigh less than the stock 20-inch wheels.

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