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by Brett Davis

Gemballa has unveiled a strange new range of vehicles at the 2011 Top Marques Monaco Show which appear to reveal Gemballa’s new two-tone colour scheme fetish. Introducing the Porsche Panamera Gemballa Mistrale and Porsche Cayenne Gemballa Tornado.

Gemballa is a German tuning company that has been synonymous for producing seriously tuned Porsche vehicles since 1981. It used to concentrate on the racing side of things and even created a series of record-breaking Nurburgring track weapons a few years ago called the Gemballa GTR 600 EVO and GTR 750. Now it seems the company is more interested in developing interesting bodykits and colour combinations.

The Gemballa Mistrale features vast body revisions over the standard Porsche Panamera, showcasing plenty of carbon fibre and wide-body chunkiness. In a sort of embossed layout, carbon fibre panels are indented into each of the four doors and the tailgate to give the car a two-tone look and to emphasise the widened body.

The company has almost converted the large sedan to look more like a grand touring coupe, with a much more rounded rear end and chunky rear doors which blend into pumped rear guards. Gemballa has also moulded an all-new taillight design into the rear end of the Panamera.

Gemballa still works its magic under the bonnet though, and has extracted maximum output from the 4.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. In standard guise, the engine produces 368kW of power and 700Nm of torque. Once Gemballa has applied its Stage 2 kit, it produces 522kW and a wheel-stud-sheering 1000Nm.

The same engine package can be applied to the Porsche Cayenne-based Gemballa Tornado, too. The Tornado is equipped with a full wide-body kit like the Mistrale and features custom taillights that are much smaller than the original Porsche items, as well as a relocated exhaust which sprouts out through the rear diffuser system.

We’re not sure about the whole two-tone carbon idea, but one thing’s for sure, the cars will definitely attract plenty of attention wherever they go. What do you think?

Both vehicles are currently on display at the 2011 Top Marques Monaco Show which runs from April 14 until April 17.




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