Gemballa's new limited edition Tornado 750 GTS will only be produced to fifty units. It was based on the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, but you wouldn't know that from looking at it.

Gemballa based their new machine, the Tornado 750 GTS on the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, and they'll be the first to tell you the relationship is lost. Although weight has been dropped by 250 kilos, horsepower has been jolted to 750 hp.

The manufacturer is quick to point out that the majority of the changes put in place on the vehicle was to whack this SUV into a full fledged "high performance sports car," but keeping interior space roughly the same. Carbon was used on the majority of the body, with extended front apron and rear skirt. A lip is built into the front apron, with a carbon-flapped spoiler at back. These changes give more downthrust, while giving the former SUV the "typical elongated sports car look."

That added power also means the need for bigger air intakes, which delivers air to the front brakes, oil and air intercooler, and the engine. Lightweight 22-inch GT Sport forged wheels are a thick 12 inches wide. Through the front wheels you can see the huge cross drilled discs and six-piston brake calipers. Four-piston brakes are used at back. Meanwhile, the adjustable coilover kit drops the vehicle down about 70 millimeters.

Interior changes include a redesigned center console and dash to make the car have a more "cockpit feeling." Built in is the new Data Control System, showing "acceleration, cross-acceleration, and deceleration values." The rear seat entertainment system is trimmed with a choice of leather, carbon fiber, and aluminum.

But the real story on this would-be SUV is the 750 hp V8 engine. Capacity of the engine is upped to five liters, with custom forged pistons, rods, and new turbos. The air intercooler has a "90 percent larger cooling area." These changes not only led to more horsepower, but more off-the-line power as well. The engine generates a massive 1,050 Nm at about 3200 rpm.

Result: 0-100km/h in 4.3 seconds, and a 300+ km/h top speed.

Gemballa only plans to make 50 models of this new limited edition. The Gemballa Tornado GTS will retail for €400,000.


Gallery: Gemballa Tornado 750 GTS / 4 Conversion