modifications particularly prominent
on the flanks.
28 May 2008.
Making a Porsche 911 Turbo, or a
GT2 sportier? That's a good one.
More seriously, it is true.
We're talking about what the
reputed Gemballa tuning company decided for the
turbocharged, current generation Porsche 911 (the 997)
Turbo (coupe or convertible) and GT2.
Put it in another way: how would
you describe Gemballa's project to make the 530 hp GT2
(rear-wheel drive) and 480 hp 911 Turbo (4-wheel
That's part of Gemballa's
reputation. Taking Porsche super cars and finding the
way to make them even sportier.
Black Edition” wheels:
With the Avalanche 600 GT2 EVO,
we're talking about pushing power to 600 horsepower,
with other dynamic and aesthetic modifications.
Engine - For the Sant'Agata
- Bolognese raging bull, that goes above the
Lamborghini Gallardo (530 hp for the 5.0L V10, or
560hp for the 5.2L V10) and under the Murcielago LP640
(640hp from the 6.5L V12).
For Maranello's prancing horse,
we're somewhere above the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti (540
hp from a 5.75L V12), and below the 599 GTB (620 hp
from the 6.0L V12), and significantly above the 490hp
F430 (4.3L V8).
In output and torque terms, the
Avalanche 600 GT2 EVO starts with the Gemballa power
kit which shoots output and torque figures from:
the 0-100 km/h to 3.5 seconds.
- 530 hp (390 kW)/ 6500 rpm
and 680 Nm/ 2200-4500 rpm for the 911 GT2,
- 480 hp (353 kW)/ 6800 rpm, 620 Nm/
1950-5500 rpm for the 911 Turbo (coupe or
- to 600 hp (442 kW) and 840 Nm
in the Avalanche 600 GT2 EVO.
Performance figures bring the 0-100
km/h down, from:
- 3.9 seconds in the 911 Turbo coupe (4.0 seconds in
- 3.7 seconds in the 911 GT2, to
- 3.5 seconds in the Gemballa Avalanche 600 GT2 EVO.
On the other hand, the various
aerodynamic, suspension and downforce modifications
put the Gemballa Avalanche 600 GT2 EVO maximum speed
at 320 km/h, between the 310 km/h of the 911 Turbo,
and the 329 km/h of the GT2.
air intakes bring the look of a
Underlying the power figures, a
whole set of enhancements in aerodynamics, brakes and
suspension tuning support the new performance with
corresponding handling capabilities, in addition to
body conversions with special paint finish, sports
exhaust system and 20-inch “Racing” wheels, all
crowned with sporty and luxurious interior trim.
As one of the most reputed Porsche
tuners, Gemballa enjoys a worldwide reputation for its
expertise. The Avalanche 600 GT EVO power kit boosts
the twin-turbo, twin-intercoolers, 3.6-litre
six-cylinder boxer (flat-six with 24 valves) engine to
jet-like acceleration in every gear and at every speed
being the outcome. An additional "racing
sports" intercooler can be ordered as an option.
exhaust tailpipes display a
Power audience - The power
boost is acoustically announced by the sports exhaust
system fitted by Gemballa. Upon request, a four-pipe
system can replace the two tailpipe versions.
The 0-to-100 km/h sprint (3.5
seconds) can be further enhanced – depending on the
driver’s skill – by fitting the sport shifter for
vehicles with a manual gearshift, reduced gear lever
travel, which is available in the “Sport” and “Race”
Body language - Various
aerodynamic components from Gemballa's own suite press
for greater downforce. In its basic version, the
Avalanche 600 GT2 EVO exhibits the fundamental
Avalanche modification, which is particularly
prominent on the flanks. Modified air intakes bring
the look of a Carrera GT.
Also characteristic for the
Avalanche conversion are the modified side sills,
featuring smaller air intakes, designed to help cool
trim: sporty appeal with luxurious
In addition, Gemballa fits the “GT”
hood, the “Avalanche” front skirt with additional
cooling openings, the “GT2” front spoiler lip in
black carbon, the GTR EVO tailgate skirt with an
integral diffuser and hot air outlets, the GT2 EVO
rear spoiler and a stone guard.
For the rear end, Gemballa borrows
design ideas from its own Carrera GT conversion Mirage
GT, which is available as a limited edition. The
exhaust tailpipes display a jet-fighter-style cover
under each tail light .
The appropriate logos identify the
997 as a genuine Gemballa, while drivers wishing to
show their allegiances with motor racing can adorn the
front and tailgate skirt with carbon components. For
the GTR EVO tailgate skirt, Gemballa also offers a
carbon diffuser option. It is also possible to order
the rear spoiler in this light-weight material. The
offered paint finishes are available with different
Suspension and brakes -
Gemballa rightly say that if it looks like a racing
car, then it should also drive like one.
With the engine power and overall
performance boost, Gemballa relies on an additional,
extensive enhancement of the suspension and brakes.
The Gemballa “Professional Concept” consists of a
variable ride height coil over suspension, a strut
bar, stabilizer kit and stiffened axle mounts.
logos with a conversion of the rear
As an option, Gemballa offers a “Race
Concept” which adds racing transverse links for the
front and rear axle.
For vehicles without Porsche's
ceramic brakes, Gemballa offers a brake system with
four red high-performance brake callipers and brake
discs with the diameters 380 mm (front) and 350 mm
(rear). For an additional charge, an even larger
system is available with a brake disc combination of
405/380mm and brake callipers in the customer’s
Wheels - Larger wheels play
a dynamic role in the Avalanche 600 GT2 EVO impressive
appearance, with a set of Gemballa “Racing Black
Edition” wheels in the format 9.0x20" (front)
and 11.5x20" (rear) in 245- and 325-sized tires.
The wheel design is characterized
by its classic racing look and the stainless steel rim
flange. As a no-cost alternative, Gemballa will also
fit the wheel design in its “Silver Edition”
version or completely matt black in the “Black Magic”
Interior - Interior trim
available for the Gemballa Avalanche 600 GT2 EVO
expresses its sporty appeal with pedals and a driver’s
footrest from aluminium, Avalanche logos in the door
sill area, as well as instruments and foot mats, a new
sports steering wheel with a 340 mm diameter in a
leather/leather combination (upon request with F1
shift paddles), a conversion of the rear area and the
sports package featuring leather components (not for
vehicles with original leather trim).
The options list provides other
versions of sports steering wheels (combinations of
aluminium/leather or carbon/leather, F1 shift paddles,
etc.), interior packages from carbon or leather (e.g.
headliner in leather or Alcantara), various sports
seats (also with leather and carbon) or a new carpet
for the passenger compartment. Other interior
conversions can also be customised.
Market-specific prices, shipping
costs and other information - or inquiries - about the
tuning suite available from Gemballa for Porsche
vehicles can be obtained from the Gemballa