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GEMBALLA MIRAGE GT Carbon Edition unveiled

Submitted by on June 2, 2009 – 9:58 pmNo Comment

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For more than 25 years, the automobile manufacturer GEMBALLA Automobiltechnik GmbH & Co. KG have built exclusive sports cars which are based on the Porsche model range.

Their latest masterpiece, the GEMBALLA MIRAGE GT Carbon Edition will be limited to only 5 cars and is guaranteed to conquer the hearts of its future owners at supersonic speed. Based on the Porsche Carrera GT the specialists from Leonberg near Stuttgart present an extremely attractive version of the MIRAGE GT. This eye-catching main evolutionary characteristic is the GEMBALLA body elements produced in carbon fibre. But that is not all: ultra-light aerodynamic components have been optimised in the wind tunnel and a powerful engine with 670 hp renders an impressive top speed of 335 km/h.

Carbon – as far as the eye can see
gemballa-mirage-gt-carbon-edition10Already the serial version of the Carrera GT presents itself with an abundance of ultra-light and high-strength carbon material. And GEMBALLA continues this trend in the MIRAGE GT Carbon Edition by using it as the main component of all body parts. Each single element of the GEMBALLA aerodynamics design is optimised in the wind tunnel, produced in perfect surface quality and accurately fitted into the automobile.

The core part of the newly designed MIRAGE GT front is the striking apron with the enhanced air inlets for an improved ventilation of the front coolers. In combination with the new front lip, GEMBALLA does not only achieve an aggressive look, but also generates additional downforce. The front wings and bonnet are replaced by proprietary development components. At the flanks, you will find find newly designed side skirts. These calm down the air ducts between the axles and send additional cooling air to the brake system through integrated passages. The new diffuser which is fitted into the rear skirt stabilises the rear section at high speeds and in together with the enlarged rear wing, it generates contact pressure at the rear axle. Further advancements are provided by the individually adjustable Gurney flap which is inserted in the wing profile. The body kit is perfected with the GEMBALLA roof channel as well as the air scoop of the engine compartment and a rear view camera casing.

3.7 seconds from zero to hundred km/h – accompanied by a mind blowing exhaust sound
gemballa-mirage-gt-carbon-edition07But the GEMBALLA MIRAGE GT Carbon Edition doesn’t only impress with its fascinating design. As a result of an optimised engine management and a special exhaust system with sport catalysts and pneumatic valve control, not only the engine performance and the acceleration improve significantly. Due to its 670 hp / 493 kW at 8,000 rpm and 630 Newton metres at 5,700 rpm, the ten-cylinder accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in breath-taking 3.7 seconds. The top speed is 335 km/h and therefore also faster than the basic model. For an enhanced gas pedal response, the GEMBALLA technicians fit a sports clutch with special pads. Especially when driving stop and go in city traffic, this is an enormous advantage and allows a smooth and bucking-free take-off.

Innovative running gear technology for the race track and for everyday use
The running gear components in the MIRAGE are especially adjusted to the enhanced engine performance and sporty driving manner. They consist of four individually adjustable coilover dampers in a unit with progressively coiled double springs. For everyday use, the electro-hydraulic height-adjustment is extremely innovative and enormously helpful. By pushing a button in the passenger compartment, it is possible to lift the body by 45 millimetres at the front- and rear axle and therefore allows driving over obstacles such as underground car park entrances and traffic ramps. Also by pushing a button or by reaching 80 km/h, the MIRAGE lowers itself to its original level. As the perfect wheel-tyre combination, GEMBALLA gets the multi-part rims GT SPORT Forged in the dimension 9.5 x 19 and 12.5 x 20 with tyres in the serial measurement 265/35 ZR19 at the front axle and 335/30 ZR20 at the rear axle.

Exclusive interior design without limits
gemballa-mirage-gt-carbon-edition12GEMBALLA presents the perfect symbiosis between sportive functionality and luxurious ambience. The interior designers combine the most precious materials such as fine leather, ultra-suede and carbon fibre in a very stylish way. The leather which is processed with expert hand is very resilient and yet extremely soft. The characteristic natural product with its individual grain and the masterly decorative stitching render an extravagant look around the newly designed centre console. The latter is entirely made of carbon fibre and contains the GEMBALLA Multimedia unit and the Data Control System.

The harmonically integrated display presents driving data such as acceleration, cross-acceleration and deceleration values. Another highlight in the GEMBALLA MIRAGE GT Carbon Edition is the full-size airbag sports steering wheel with a diameter of 340 millimetres.

GEMBALLA – the specialist for high end Porsche refinements and innovative engineering design offers the entire refining set for the GEMBALLA MIRAGE GT Carbon Edition which is only limited to 5 specimen from 298,000 euros (net price, without basic automobile).

For more information about the extensive GEMBALLA refining programme, please visit the web site www.gemballa.com

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