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5Businessman linked to murder of Porsche tuner Uwe Gemballa arrested

A Czech billionaire and alleged mobster in South Africa, Radovan Krejcir (seen above on July 24 after he escaped an attempt on his life) was arrested on Friday afternoon on charges of attempted murder and kidnapping, Mail & Guardian reports. It wasn't clear at the time of the arrest what it was in connection with, but there has been much speculation since 2010 that Krejcir was in some way connected to the murder of Uwe Gemballa, owner of Porsche tuning shop Gemballa. Police have said a press

11McLaren 12C Spider worked over by Gemballa

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) incl

17Gemballa reveals new Porsche 991-based GT convertible

Gemballa went through the ringer last year, but rebounded with products that signal a complete turnaround. The latest is the recently-released Porsche 911 Carrera S with a Gemballa GT aerodynamics and technology package. Aero-wise, it includes carbon fiber additions beginning with a front bumper wearing the classic Gemballa air intake design and a lower, angrier splitter. New side skirts run from wheel to wheel, the final piece being a rear bumper in three sculpted horizontal sections featuring

18Gemballa debuts real diamond finish for cars

Matte. Mirrored chrome. Gold-plated.

10Gemballa GT is yet another one-off McLaren MP4-12C

If Mansory's take on the McLaren MP4-12C was a fiery sunrise, then this is the other side of dawn: the Gemballa GT. Gemballa is campaigning a McLaren in this year's GT3 series, and the company's motorsport experience has been "distilled into a state-of-the art super sports car."

15Gemballa Tornado and Mistrale are the faces of excess

If there are words for the Gemballa Tornado and the vehicle's spiritual twin, the Mistrale, we can't find them.

5Gemballa goes racing with McLaren MP4-12C GT3

Think of the name Gemballa and you're bound to conjure up images of hyper-tuned Porsches. That is, after all, what they're known for. But Gemballa today is different than the company we knew just a couple of years ago. After the company's namesake founder was murdered under rather suspicious circumstances, Gemballa was restructured and by necessity put under new management. And that new management appears to be ready to do things a little differently.

35Gemballa moves past founder's murder with 2011 Porsche Cayenne Toronado

2011 Gemballa Tornado – Click above for high-res image gallery

14Report: Uwe Gemballa's killer already tried and found guilty?

The Uwe Gemballa saga may finally have come to a close with the swift, decisive conviction of his alleged murderer.

12Followup: Did Uwe Gemballa die because of a money laundering scheme?

Uwe Gemballa disappeared in February, 2010. His body wasn't discovered until early October with telltale signs of the foulest play, during which time his eponymous tuning shop had closed and reopened with a new director. Police in South Africa and Germany have the task of piecing together what happened and, if possible, bringing someone to trial.

46BREAKING: Uwe Gemballa reportedly found murdered in South Africa

News is coming in that the body of Uwe Gemballa has been found in South Africa. Gemballa was the former CEO of the Porsche tuning company that bears his name. As we reported earlier this year, Mr. Gemballa went missing in February after arriving in South Africa for a business trip.

9Gemballa officially reborn with new CEO to replace missing founder

Gemballa MIG-U1 – Click above for high-res image gallery

10Gemballa to hold press conference, re-start imminent?

Gemballa MIG-U1 – Click above for high-res image gallery

10Gemballa reportedly closes up shop, Uwe still missing

Word out of Germany is that things aren't looking any better for Gemballa. The famed Porsche tuner is well on its way through bankruptcy after founder and CEO Uwe Gemballa suddenly "disappeared" in South Africa back in February. Judging by our less than trusty Google Translator, Auto Bild says that the company had trouble paying its employees and Uwe set up a shadow corporation with his mother as the sole stock holder just before pulling a Houdini. The article says that he was seeking investors

9Where'd Uwe Go? New Gemballa company reportedly formed under mother's name, founder still missing

This business with Uwe Gemballa just keeps getting sketchier and sketchier with each passing day. And by business, we mean business.

18Report: Euro tuner king Uwe Gemballa missing in South Africa

Porschephiles and automotive enthusiasts the world over recognize the name Gemballa. The German tuning house has been responsible for some of the most extreme creations on four wheels and has been a well-respected brand for decades. Now reports indicate that Uwe Gemballa, founder and head of the namesake aftermarket tuner, has gone missing.

14Tornados Touch Down: Gemballa releases another pair of tuned Porsche Cayennes

Gemballa Tornado 750 GTS/4 and GT 500 Aero 3 – Click above for high-res image gallery

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