Gemballa unveils the Tornado based on the Porsche Cayenne 958

21 Feb

Gemballa Tornado: Courtesy Gemballa GmbH

By Matt McCarron

Gemballa, the famous Porsche automotive tuner has produced their first vehicle since renaming the company Gemballa GmbH. The all-new Tornado, which is based on the Cayenne 958 and 957, utilizes high amounts of carbon-fiber to reduce weight of the vehicle and improve its overall performance. In comparison to the factory Cayenne, which is totally composed of steel body panels, the Gemballa Tornado that only has four steel panels: the body, rear quarter panels, roof panels and hatchback. The rest of the vehicle is entirely made in lightweight, highly strong carbon-fiber, resulting in 154 lbs of weight savings.

In addition to being lightweight the Tornado is also extremely powerful. The Tornado has a 35-40 percent horsepower increase over the stage one Gemballa Cayenne Turbo conversion, which produces 580 horsepower. This gives the Tornado between 675-700 horsepower, thanks to a stage two engine upgrade. This upgrade also gives the Tornado a 30 percent increase in torque, with 737 lb-ft.

Gemballa plans on producing on 30 examples of the Tornado, in commemoration of 30 years in business.

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