It’s no secret how I feel about Gemballa. I love their creations and have for a number of years now. Known for never leaving well enough alone, Gemballa took on the Carrera GT a few years ago. Again, not one to leave well WELL enough alone, they decided to release a special edition called the Gemballa Mirage GT “Carbon Edition”.
With lots of exposed, yep you guessed it, carbon fiber accents, the black on white color scheme looks pretty amazing. And that’s coming from a guy who isn’t in love with white sports cars in general. Add in the black custom alloy wheels and I start to break out in a cold sweat.
Here are some highlights of the $426,000 STARTING price for this kit (and nope, that doesn’t include the Porsche Carrera GT):
- 670 hp with 465 lb-ft of torque
- 0 to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds, 0 to 124 mph in 9.7 seconds (that equates to 0 to Going To Jail in about 6.8 seconds in most states)
- Top speed of 208 mph
- Hydraulic height-adjustable coilover kit to improve handling as well as protect the car when going over large bumps
You can’t argue with this being one of the hottest kits you can buy for the Carrera GT. Crazy that it costs more than a used Carrera GT goes for in today’s economy.
The big question for me is would you customize your Carrera GT? Isn’t the stock ride enough kick in the pants fun and sexy enough without needing to jack it up with lots of mods? I think I’d have a hard time changing the car significantly. Would kind of feel like you’re bastardizing what Porsche originally intended. Course IF you were going to do it, the Gemballa Mirage GT Carbon Edition would be a pretty dang enticing option.