Porsche Cayenne Gemballa Tornado GTR

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One of the best sportcars tuner, Gemballa Motorsport, has recently shown the world the new 2009 Cayenne. This car started by being call a “tornado” and that`s all because of it`s features, it has 3 perfomance levels that went  from 542 hp (405 kW) to 740 hp (550 kW).

That`s not a such easy task to turn a full-size SUV into a sport car. Taking a lot from lessons
learned on the racetrack, Gemballa engineers installed an all-new intercooler system twice the size of the factory unit. Bumping the power further over the stock 500 hp (373 kW) level is a revised turbo boost calibration and a free-flowing quad-exhaust system.

After making sure the power was in check, designers next turned to massaging the exterior. A full carbon fiber widebody kit not only complements the menacing looks, but improves drag coefficient to better handle the high-speed runs owners will likely hit on their commute. To cut weight a further 250 kg (550 lbs), the rear spoiler, hood and hatchback were also made from carbon fiber. Underpinning the SUV is a redesigned suspension setup that reduces body roll over the available 23-in forged alloy wheels. Set behind each are massive brakes cooled by the additional aero vents incorporated into the body kit.

As you can already probably guess, the lightly tuned GTS version is the more civilized of the two, with full amenities and reskinned interior treatments by Gemballa’s in-house craftspeople. Its GTR sibling, on the other hand, is an all-out track terrorizing truck. Full carbon fiber racing seats replace the supple buckets, as do polycarbonate windows both fore and aft.

Gemballa scheduled to build only 50 Tornados for some of the world’s wealthiest automotive fans.

This article was written by admin on February 26, 2009


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