Gemballa only just released details of its power upgrade kit for the Porsche 911 Turbo, but has now introduced a styling package to go with it. Often associated with outlandish design, Gemballa has taken a more pragmatic approach to its GT Concept, opting for a motorsport inspired look.
Clearly there’s more than an ECU tweak behind the performance claims and Gemballa will carry out a comprehensive reworking of the turbocharged flat-six to achieve the impressive figures. Gemballa’s engine work includes enlarged inlet and exhaust ports along with larger valves, a reduced compression ratio and a brace of new turbochargers. Reinforced connecting rods are fitted to cope with the power increase while freer-flowing intake manifolds help the flat-six to breathe more easily.
There are further modifications to the intake system along with a redesigned exhaust system with sports cats while there’s a comprehensive remapping of the electronics that govern both the engine and the gearbox. A glance at Gemballa’s power and torque graphs demonstrates that the standard production car is more muscular at the lower end of the rev range but by the time the engine’s spinning at over 3750rpm the Gemballa really takes off, offering ultimate gains of 245bhp and 149lb ft over the Turbo S.
Despite the GT Concept nomenclature, all the upgrades are available for purchase, priced at $29,674 for the aesthetic modifications, $8,320 for the 21-inch wheels and tyres and $57,975 for the mechanical upgrades, the grand total comes to $102,950 meaning this is no inexpensive enterprise.
This article originally appeared at evo.co.uk