Wild 996 Gemballa BiTurbo Appears To Be For Sale
Catch this 600 horsepower modified 996 before it catches you.
Back in 2002, this car started out as an already amazingly fast car, a Porsche 911 Turbo. It was equipped from the factory with a 415 horsepower 3.6 liter flat-six engine, a pair of turbochargers, and a six-speed manual gearbox. This was definitely a quick car from new, but that horsepower sum was not enough for this car's original owner, who immediately had the Porsche sent off for Gemballa upgrades. The outfitting included a turbocharger enlargening with a pair of K24s, bumping power up to about 600 horses. From there, the exterior design is actually quite subdued as Gemballa is concerned, featuring just a front bumper extension, a 993-Turbo S aping rear decklid air inlets, and a set of three-piece wheels. As Gemballas go, this one looks pretty damn good.
Uwe Gemballa was an odd sort, but he sure knew how to make Porsches fast as all get out. For a 996 Turbo, the formula is pretty simple: 996 Turbo + More Boost = Go Fast Sauce. This car is rare, and cool, and fast, but it's difficult to call it pretty. I will say, however, that with just over 8000 miles on the odometer, it's been kept in very nice shape. Everything about this car makes it look as though it just rolled off the assembly line yesterday morning. In any case, I'd really enjoy having this beast in my garage, and you can bet I'd put more than 8000 miles on the clock in 14 years.
If you'd like to see more information on this car, or more photos, check out this listing on eBay.