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Gemballa Tornado Porsche Cayenne Turbo - A throwback to the earlier Porsche Cayenne

By Rigval on 05 Mar 2012

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Porsche has worked hard in trying to slim down the Porsche Cayenne and I believe that it has paid off in the current or second generation type 958 series. However I now believe that Gemballa thinks that the current 958 Porsche Cayenne should look as bulky as its predecessor with its very, very slab sided looks. Look at the Gemballa Porsche Cayenne Turbo pictured here and see if you agree with what I think.

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The 2012 Gemballa Tornado Porsche Cayenne Turbo (Type 958) is actually Gemballa's first tuning exercise since the company revamped after the disappearance and murder of founder Uwe Gemballa. Aside from my complaint that the bodykit is a little bulky, it still is very in-your-face and it has styling cues taken from Mansory, which I believe is the current King of in-your-face aftermarket body styling. Maybe its the two tone colour scheme used on the vehicle. And now that I think about it the rear lights also remind me of another tuning car company Strosek.

So is the new Gemballa tuning house running out of ideas? Actually no. Most styling houses actually borrow ideas from one another. They aren't as radical as those that come out of proper styling houses like Pininfarina or Bertone and are usually slap on bodykits with some windtunnel testing. Gemballa like the other tuning houses usually accentuate a vehicle instead of totally change it (although occasionally they do radically alter a vehicle or two).

What the company isn't short of ideas is on the performance packages. Gemballa is working on a Stage Two package for the Cayenne Turbo. They estimate that the Porsche twin turbo V8 will make about 666hp (a very nice number) and the magical 1,000Nm torque figure. 22 inch wheel and tyre combo with an upgraded Brembo brake system will reel in the performance. This should be soon as most would want to purchase this slightly bulky looking yet radical Cayenne Turbo with perfomance to back it up.

The Gemballa Porsche Cayenne Turbo with the above styling/colour scheme is limited to 30 units as it marks the company's 30th anniversary. However I may suggest customers get the performance package and leave the bodykit at the factory.

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Written by Rigval
Born in 1972. Married with a kid. Loves B-road drives and have driven cars from the 1950s to date.

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Jerrcik Mar 05 2012 10:30 PM
Another article on cars serving the richs in Singapore. Where are the articles on bread and butter cars that we normal human beings can look for?

Why is it always Porshe, BMW, Merc, f--k.....Moderation la...Sometimes i really wish that the rich b------ds in Singapore can spare a thought for us normal people......f--king hell
Rigval Mar 06 2012 08:31 AM
hmmm....you see most of the cars you see over here these few days are those that are being previewed at geneva. The thing about the geneva motor show is that it is usually the place where most of the european manufacturers (and tuners) launch their cars.

And yes, these are usually never affordable to the average singaporean, which is a bit sad. But this article is what I think about these sort of cars - how it looks, how it is styled, why you shouldn't do this to you car etc etc. Hence the reason for me writing the article(s)

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