• Dec 15, 2010
2011 Gemballa Tornado – Click above for high-res image gallery

Death is an ominous shadow to cast over a company. All the more so when the death in question was not, as the case were, from natural causes. But in the wake of Uwe Gemballa's passing, the company that bears his name appears to be emerging from that shadow, creating the beast of a machine seen here.

So far all that's been released about the new Gemballa Tornado are the images you see here and scarce few details. It's based on the 2011 Porsche Cayenne, and as you can tell, replaces many of the body panels with carbon fiber. Uwe Gemballa's successor, Andreas Schwarz, points out that unlike other aftermarket body kits, the composite panels on the Tornado replace the steel ones on the stock Cayenne instead of simply applying them on top. And an aggressive-looking job they've done of it, integrating gigantic air ducts, LED running lights, a significantly wider track and restyled taillights, all in a high-contrast treatment while shaving a good 150 pounds off the big sport ute's curb weight.

Further details on the interior still under development and the engine – tipped to produce some 700 horsepower with a Stage 2 turbo kit – are expected to follow. As will pricing, which promises to be just as astronomical as that horsepower figure, with only 30 examples slated for production.



[Source: Gemballa]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      An example of taking something ugly and adding "stupid" to it
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is Uwe spinning in his grave? You be the judge.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Horrible.
      • 4 Years Ago
      LOL
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's good to know that even after Uwe's death they can continue to build ghastly vehicles.
      • 4 Years Ago
      D. Johnson: "And don't ever. EVER! Let [Gemballa & Mansoory] get into Cayennes!"
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like a storm trooper.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The thought that there will be people out there willing to buy this is just appalling.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ek!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Burn it with fire?

      Just saying....
      • 4 Years Ago
      Gembala might be dead but bad taste lives on.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Seriously.....................
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