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2007-10-16 08:24
Gemballa, the Loensburg based bespoke Porsche tuning specialist, is celebrating 26 years of business with an insane range of Avalanche badged Porsche 911 Turbo-based supercars.

The Avalanche E GTR 600 EVO Bicolor is essentially a stock Porsche 911 Turbo gone mad.

With an epic hike in power, radical modifications to the exterior styling and colour scheme as well as the interior, the Avalanche range is as extreme a road-going 911 Turbo as current homologation regulations will allow.

Gemballa founder, Uwe Gemballa, is obviously not a man easily pleased. Subsequently the standard 911 Turbo, with its water cooled, flat-six engine producing only 353kW was never going to suffice.

After some Gemballa black magic was worked under the rear hatch, including Titanium piston rods, an intake system specially developed by Gemballa and three intercoolers, power ouput was more in line with Uwe's line of thinking.

The Avalanche model produces 447kW and 860Nm, endowing the Avalanche E GTR 600 EVO with biblical performance.

Even with the extra aerodynamic qualities and stability-inducing drag of having the body kitted out with the requisite range of after-market diffusers and spoilers finished in carbon-fibre, the Avalanche still dispatches the 0-200km/h sprint in 9.2 seconds and powers on to a top-speed of 370km/h.

Huge 305mm front and 405mm rear brake discs ensure epic deceleration when necessary.

To ensure the Avalanche range has an equal measure of visual drama to match its performance, Gemballa has the Bicolor version which is essentially a two-tone colour finish in Red/Black.

Riding on 20-inch multi-spoke Black Magic mags shod with 245mm and 305mm tyres at the front and rear respectively, the Avalanche E GTR 600 EVO Bicolor is simply automotive evil incarnate.

The interior has seen all plastic trim surfaces either being covered with leather or Alcantara, and the replacement of the standard steering wheel with a 340mm diameter racing version featuring a paddle shift system.

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