Gemballa is Back: Tornado 2011 Porsche Cayenne

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Bring the champagne bottles, Gemballa is back in business! The German tuner, which was affected by the murdering of its founder Uwe Gemballa, has been revived by CEO Andreas Swarts and investor Steffen Korbach and is now presenting its first new project.

Can you guess for which vehicle the tuning pack is destined? Yes, that’s right, the 2011 Porsche Cayenne. The aftermarket developer has played with the SUV’s exterior, interior, engine, brakes, also adding new rims.

We’ll start with the body modifications as the tuner has prepared something special. Instead of adding carbon fiber parts to modified factory steel panels, the company chose to replace entire steel panels with carbon fiber ones.

The lightweight material was used for the hood, front wings, side sill covers, doors, front and rear aprons, as well as for a part of the rear hatch. The result is a weight reduction of 70 kg (154 lbs). The 958 (generation) Cayenne now comes with this special body kit that uses interesting elements, such as massive air intakes and vertical LED daytime running lights for the front bumper, wider wheel arches and a heavily modified design for the rear end (this includes the taillights, a roof spoiler and the rear fascia).

Under the hood, the Cayenne Turbo’s 4.8 liter biturbo V8 unit, which delivers 500 hp in a stock form, gets an ECU remap that raises the output to 580 hp. The mode uses the Stage 1 name, with the tuner already working on Stage 2. This will offer an output increase of between 35 and 40 percent, which means that the German SUV will deliver between 675 and 700 hp. As for the torque, this will be increased by 30 percent (1,000 Nm).

The kit also includes a set of ultra-lightweight 22-inch alloy rims, as well as a Brembo braking system that uses cross-drilled and slotted rotors (420mm discs with 6-pot calipers at the front and 405mm discs with 4-pot calipers at the rear). Gemballa is also working on a series of modifications that will offer a complete transformation for the interior of the Cayenne.

Only 30 mortals will be allowed to enjoy the Tornado Porsche Cayenne.
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