Gemballa Porsche Panamera Mistrale
Experts call Top Marques Monaco “the world's most exclusive car show” with good reason. It is the only international motor show where the most exclusive names in the automotive industry come together under one roof.
Design, cutting edge technology and the finest materials are the most important ingredients in the transformation of these fine cars into something really unique.
The GEMBALLA MISTRALE undergo a near-complete reconstruction of their outer bodyshells, with the majority of the steel panels replaced by light and strong carbon-fibre equivalents made to GEMBALLA’s unique designs.
"We have significantly reduced weight, but without compromising strength, safety or comfort,” explained Andreas Schwarz, CEO of GEMBALLA GmbH. “Rather than cutting into the steel panels and bonding on new parts, as is common in the aftermarket industry, we completely replace entire panels with bespoke carbon-fibre ones that use the original mounting points,” he said. “These new panels, which include the bonnet, front wings, doors, front and rear bumper/valance, save a total of 70kg.”
The big wheel arches are filled with GEMBALLA’S 22-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels. Forged rather than cast, these wheels are stronger than the original 20-inch OE equivalents, but are around the same weight.
The first stage of power upgrade for the twin-turbo V8 engine provides 580hp for the Panamera/MISTRALE.
Really power hungry customers can opt for Stage 2, which gives the car 700hp, and around 1,000Nm of torque. This significant output is achieved through the use of larger turbochargers, a modified intake system, high efficiency intercoolers, sports exhaust, free-flow catalytic converters and bespoke ECU remapping.
“Optimised efficiency and bespoke high quality components allow us to achieve this impressive output on a relatively low 1.1 bar of boost," said Schwarz. “The relatively low stress imposed on the engine ensures long term durability and reliability in everyday use.”
GEMBALLA bespoke interiors are world renowned, and the cabins of these cars showcase the company’s skill and craftsmanship, with perfectly colour-co-ordinated upholstery fashioned from the finest leathers and Alcantara.
Precision with emotion, right down to the smallest detail is the watchword at GEMBALLA, and the fact that everything is done to individual requirements, means that no two vehicle will be the same.
On the occasion of the 30-year Anniversary of GEMBALLA, only 30 GEMBALLA MISTRALE models will be made for selected customers.
Source: Gemballa press