Well, it's finally here - the Gemballa Mirage GT Carbon Edition based on the Porsche Carrera GT.
The name of the car does tell you what the theme is, and, yes, there are lots of carbon fiber parts. But what those carbon fiber parts do is another theme, and that is the air flow management they provide.
The front face of the Mirage GT comes with a front apron with air inlets for the front coolers and Gemballa's own bonnet and front wings also help to usher the air along the top of the car properly through the roof channel and onto the air scoop of the engine bay. The new side skirts also have integrated air inlets to cool down the brakes. At the back are the new rear skirt with integrated diffuser and a large wing with an adjustable Gurney flap to push down on the rear axle.
Performance enhancement on the Mirage GT is also provided by the 670 hp and 630 Nm of torque available from the V10 which get the Mirage GT to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and to 200 km/h in 9.7. Top speed is 335 km/h (208 mph).
For 298,000 euros you also get the electro-hydraulic height-adjustment which can raise the car by 45 mm to clear obstacles such as speed bumps and Gemballa also provides a healthy choice of sports wheels and tires and interior dress to go with the Mirage GT. What they don't provide is the original Carrera GT. That you have to show up at the shop with yourself.
Oh, and Gemballa will make only 5 of them.