A host of carbon fiber parts designed and made in Germany are what turn the McLaren MP4-12C Spider into the Gemballa GT Spider. The 625-horsepower, twin-turbo V8 is untouched, almost everything else is heavily touched. There's the body kit that includes new front and rear bumpers, side skirts, new tailpipes and logos. Swing up the doors and you'll find a reskinned interior in leather and Alcantara in your choice of color, plus color-matched gauges. That will run you 19,980 euro ($25,647 US) including paint and installation, but it can alternatively be shipped internationally if you'd like to have your own people install it.

The GForged-one wheels are an inch larger than the standard units, at 20 inches up front and 21 inches in back, but don't change the weight of the car. There are two styles and two finishes available, and shod in Michelin Pilot Super Sport rubber they'll require 7,980 euro ($10,243) of your hard earned. Throw down a little more and you can have the brake calipers painted, too.

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Pure performance
The GEMBALLA GT Spider based on the McLaren 12C Spider


With its roof open to the heavens, the McLaren 12C Spider promises an even more visceral driving experience than its Coupé sister. Sharing the same ultra stiff carbon-fibre tub means the Spider has the same incredible handling with only a minimal weight increase.

Now, owners of this 625hp British supercar looking for an even more individual twist, can order the attractive GEMBALLA GT package for the 12C Spider, which made its world debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

Highlights of the GEMBALLA GT Spider are its carbon-fibre Aero-Kit, interior re-trim in the finest leathers, and the brand new GForged-one lightweight alloy wheels.

A pioneer of personalisation for Porsche cars, GEMBALLA now offers a comprehensive programme for the McLaren family, too. The symbiosis that brings these three great marques together is elegant design, high-performance and the use of lightweight material technologies.

Thus, GEMBALLA's German designed and manufactured aerodynamic components eschew even the industry-standard use of PU RIM or GRP, making the leap to carbon-fibre for the ultimate in strength and lightness. GEMBALLA's aerodynamic package consists of a new front bumper/spoiler, side skirts and rear valence, which perfectly line up with the OE bodywork using the factory mounting points. The aero package is easy to install and can be shipped worldwide.

Another highlight for the GEMBALLA GT Spider are the new GForged-one ultra-light, forged alloy wheels, in 20 and 21-inch diameters for the front and rear axles respectively. Although these sophisticated looking wheels are an inch larger in diameter than their factory counterparts, their low weight ensures that the unsprung weight of the vehicle remains unchanged. The GForged-one wheels come in "Black Magic" or "Gunmetal", with the option of a gloss turned "diamond cut" finish for their spokes.

GEMBALLA is world renowned for the design and quality of its bespoke interior trim. This work is carried out by master upholsterers to the client's wishes, using only the finest materials. GT Spider customers can choose among the finest leathers and materials to build their individual interior.

The GEMBALLA GT Spider is a true supercar with great performance and aesthetics.

The GEMBALLA GT Spider based on the McLaren 12C Spider
Power: 625 PS / kW 460, 600 NM
Vmax: 333 km/h
Aerodynamic package GT made from carbon fibre "Made in Germany:" Front- and rearskirt, sideskirts, tailpipes and logo-kit
Starting at: 19.980€ excl. VAT, incl. painting and installation
Interior: Leather / Alcantara – Individual colour, Instrument dials in colour of choice.

Wheels: GEMBALLA GForged-one available in "Black Magic" (optional diamond cut), "Gunmetal" (optional diamond cut) or in an individual colour.
Starting at: 7.980€ excl. VAT

Tyre size: Michelin Pilot Super Sport, (f) 245/30ZR20, (r) 305/25ZR21
(GEMBALLA recommends Michelin tyres)

Special Painting of brake calipers in colour of choice


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      montegod7ss
      • 1 Year Ago
      For the first time ever I believe I like the Gemballa version better than the stock one.
      EZen
      • 1 Year Ago
      McLaren is a detail-oriented, science-using, wind tunnel-testing, race-winning machine. Oh, but I'm sure they won't paint the brake calipers for you so let us do it for thousands of dollars. Also, the wheels? They probably spent millions on finding the perfect combination of rubber compounds, sidewall construction and rim size to make it the best that they can. I hate it when know-nothing tuners take supercars and "upgrade" wheels, brakes and exhaust as if the what comes with it is the same quality as what comes stock on a VW GTI or something.
      Drakkon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Too bad they are not as talented as Mansory...
      Bruce Schug
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ugly wheels. It's a shame when people with no taste modify cars.
      Mark1220
      • 1 Year Ago
      "I ain't trippin on vandals cuz my white Gemballas got no door handles"
        Drakkon
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mark1220
        Ever look at a SMAL lyric sheet? How do you fit THAT many words into a four minute songs?