Premium tuner GEMBALLA is once again setting the standard for cars based on the Porsche Panamera. After the GTP 700 had already reached 338,8 kph on the high-speed track in Nardo in southern Italy, the even more powerful variant GTP 720 (720 hp / 530 kW) has already accomplished two new records. While this unusually powerful car’s tyre permit means 340 kph is its electronically controlled limit, in terms of acceleration and lap times there was still some extra performance to be gained.
During independent tests on a closed-off airport, the GTP 720 achieved a new acceleration record for roadworthy cars of its weight category (approx. 2.3t). And there also is the new Sachsenring lap-time record for Panamera-based cars. The car’s configuration for this test, initiated by a renowned sports car magazine, was a standard customer’s version, everybody can order from GEMBALLA.
When accelerating from zero to 100 kph, the tester even undercut the GEMBALLA specs (3.3 seconds). The official result: 3.2 seconds, one second faster than the production car’s. The result is even more impressive when reaching 200 kph, not to mention 300, when the GTP 720 undercuts the production version’s acceleration by more than a half.
“This exceptional performance is not only due to the car’s horse power but also to its torque, raised by 255 Nm and available over a wide range of revs,“ says CEO Andreas Schwarz, who is proud of the fact that his performance data are always dependable, ... for a reason.
There are only very few companies that over the past few years have invested so much money and effort in upgradings as GEMBALLA has. All the relevant components and systems are designed and developed internally and will only be offered to the market after an extensive test programme. Andreas Schwarz and his development team put much emphasis on correct performance data. That is why on the company's own dyno only the exact and recognised EEC method is used, although the also dependable but outdated DIN method would yield higher results. But the engine and vehicle construction graduate Schwarz wants real, exact and honest data. And that is why he has also decided to give his customers the drive wheels’ performance data, not the better crankshaft data. But what is most important is that in the end even a GEMBALLA record-breaking car is convincing all over, not only in one discipline. “Our customers want our engines and cars to be high-performance products, but the cars still have to remain roadworthy, usable on a daily basis. This requires a huge amount of development work. And this has indeed been our input over the past few years...