• Aug 4, 2009
Gemballa Mirage GT Gold Edition - click above for high-res gallery

Right, so some of you might remember Mirage GT Carbon Edition from Porsche tuner Gemballa. As the name suggests, they took an already hypercar cool Porsche Carrera GT and added lightness, a.k.a. lots of additional carbon fiber. They also tweaked the power a bit, with the 5.7-liter V10 making 670 horsepower in this application. The resulting car had a quicker zero to sixty time (3.7 vs. 3.9 from the factory) and a higher top speed (208 mph for the Gemballa/205 mph for the car from Stuggart). Only five editions would be built, which of course leaves us with the perennial uber-car dilemma: It's not exclusive enough.

Meet the Gemballa Mirage GT Gold Edition. It's very much like the Carbon Edition – there's still plenty of carbon fiber – only this one's got lots and lots of gold. Gold in the sills, the wheels, the air intake, the wing, the rear diffuser, the trunk lid, the brake calipers, the rear brake vent outlets, the wing mirrors and the engine bay. There's gold all the hell over the place inside the car, too, including the vents, the HVAC controls and the bottom of the gear shift. Which brings up the only point we have to make about the Mirage GT – either edition.

Gemballa went on ahead replaced the birch/ash wood shift knob with carbon fiber. The lightweight wooden knob was an homage to balsa wood shifter in the legendary 917. And really, the knob's kinda the entire point of the car. So... What's that? Porsche went ahead and sullied the memory of their beloved 917 by offering an optional carbon fiber knob in the Carrera GT? Well then, Gemballa... carry on.



[Source: Gemballa]





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      • 5 Years Ago
      Gembella took one of the most desirable supercars and turned it into a gawdy, gold adorned cheezy bazaar trinket that only rich oil sheiks would lust after. WTF?

      Note to after tuners: LEAVE THE DAMN ORIGINAL CAR INTENDED BY THE MFR ALONE!
      • 5 Years Ago
      sadly, I like the look on the outside. On the inside though, it's terribly tacky.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That actually looks really, really sexy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Gemballa has always been synonymous with gold chains and excessive back-and-shoulders hair in the Porsche world.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Damn it, you took the words right out of my mouth.
        I was going to compare their customers to people that wear gold Versace shades and bright colored silk shirts with tacky all gold watches on.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Hey, what's wrong with excessive back and shoulder hair?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Had no idea hip hop was so prevalent in Germany. Or Abu Dhabi.
      • 5 Years Ago
      For all that money they couldn't make a better looking car. Neat car but ugly. Different color without the gold is needed.
        • 5 Years Ago
        This Gemballa cat is whacky. Is he the same guy that designs clothes for strippers?
        • 5 Years Ago
        KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Lots of free time with scissors, typing paper and cellophane tape.
      • 5 Years Ago
      ruined a perfect car. what a shame.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Mirages are an abomination.
      The Carrera GT is great just the way it is.
      The VR Alexander edition is the best one ever:)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Our Rednecks (chicken-hawk Camaros) have NOTHING on cheese-ball Germans. I love it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      How is Gemballa coming out with "new" editions of a car that hasn't been in production since 2006? It's like the Tupac of the automotive industry
      • 5 Years Ago
      so how is gemballa turning a profit? are people actually buying these?
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