• Aug 25, 2009
Gemballa Mistrale - Click above for high-res image gallery

Hot on the heels of the 9ff-tuned Porsche Panamera comes more news from arch-rival tuning house Gemballa on its own four-door custom creation. Called the Mistrale, Gemballa dropped some hints and photos just a week ago, but has now confirmed some of the juicy details that will set its version of Ferdinand's family sedan apart.

While Gemballa hasn't revealed the specifics of how it gets power up (aside from mentioning a new exhaust), it has announced that output is up to 750 horsepower, thereby trumping the top-spec 9ff by a good hundred equines.

The extra power is kept in check by 420mm discs up front, gripped by six-pot calipers, and 380mm with four-pot pistons in the back, poking out from behind Gemballa's own 22-inch forged alloys, and riding on a custom air suspension lowered by 40mm. And as we already know, the Mistrale comes with a bespoke aero kit with bits of carbon fiber all over and extra cooling for the engine and brakes. Details in the press release after the jump.



[Source: Gemballa]

PRESS RELEASE

GEMBALLA MISTRALE - the new, fascinating GEMBALLA luxury limousine based on Porsche Panamera models

Right at the market introduction of the Porsche Panamera, GEMBALLA Automobiltechnik GmbH & Co. KG for the first time publishes images of the GEMBALLA MISTRALE and presents fascinating features. The design of the GEMBALLA luxury limousine is even more dynamic, more striking and significantly more exclusive than its serial counterpart. For perfect surface quality and custom-fit processing of the newly designed aerodynamics components, GEMBALLA mainly uses the ultra-light and high-strength material carbon.

Part of the dynamic front look is a far more sporty front skirt. Larger air inlets guarantee the optimal supply with fresh air for future performance increases. An integrated carbon lip and an elegantly formed bonnet with slotted ventilation ducts complete the lifting-force reducing front. A striking eye-catcher of the GEMBALLA MISTRALE and visual allusion to the classic 911-design are the extended front and rear fenders. A newly designed rear apron with integrated diffuser provides enough space for four end pipes of the sport exhaust system and seamlessly fits into the overall package.

But not only design and aerodynamics are refined by GEMALLA. Also the performance of the four-door automobile is significantly improved. A newly programmed air suspension module with extended setting range lowers the centre of gravity up to 40 millimetres. For especially ambitious customers, GEMBALLA offers a height-adjustable coilover suspension. In connection with the ultra-light 22-inch forged rims both versions render best vehicle control and also optimal road contact. For excellent deceleration values and perfect pedal control, GEMBALLA adds a high-performance brake system. 6-piston brake callipers with 420 millimetre brake discs at the front axle and 4-piston brake callipers with 380 millimetre brake discs at the back axle replace the serial components.

GEMBALLA, the specialist for high-end Porsche refinement and innovative engineer design plans further modifications, such as powerful performance enhancements up to 750 hp for different serial engines. And also in the interior, owner Uwe Gemballa leaves his distinctive mark with an innovative design and unsurpassable quality as usual. For more information about the GEMBALLA MISTRALE and the extensive GEMBALLA refining programme, please visit the web site www.gemballa.com



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      • 5 Years Ago
      "Family sedan"? I'd rather call it a station wagon... ugh...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
      • 5 Years Ago
      haters.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Almost looks like they're trying to squeeze a Tesla out it....
      • 5 Years Ago
      FAIL. In pix 3 & 4 it still looks super ugly
        • 5 Years Ago
        Not just ugly... I actually thought it said 'Mistake' on the name plate!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Put that front end shot next to a Mazda 3 and you'd see confetti and balloons floating in the background.
      • 5 Years Ago
      When I first saw it, I thought it said "Mistake"
      • 5 Years Ago
      that's some ugly photoshopping..
      • 5 Years Ago
      You have to admit, it's pretty restrained compared to Cheeseballa's normal fare.
      • 5 Years Ago
      They got the name wrong: Mis... carriage.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would figure that the suspension tuning they give it would make it rock hard, not exactly something Porsche had in mind.
      • 5 Years Ago
      i really dig the back and the exhausts. looks brutal.
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