On Instagram account CarsWithoutLimits posted photos and videos of MP Gemballa’s “off-road supercar”. The car, based on the new Porsche 911 Turbo S and still bearing the name Project Sandbox, was removed during tests in the United Arab Emirates.
MP Gemballa is owned by Mark Philip Gemballa, son of Uwe Gemballa, founder of the famous German atelier Gemballa GmbH. Mark announced his debut project back in the winter of 2020. And already in 2021, he enlisted the support of Alois Ruf, the owner of the notorious RUF Automobile. The company, popularized by the insane creations of the Porsche 911 and collaborating with Mark’s father in the 1980s, helped refine the stock engine of the donor car, the 992 Generation 911 Turbo S.
Mark Philip Gemballa (left) and Alois Ruf (center) with his wife Estonia. On the lift – Porsche 911 Turbo S.
The boxer “biturboshesterka” 3.75, after the intervention of RUF specialists, began to produce more than 750 horsepower (+100) and 930 Nm (+130) of torque – but the matter was not limited to forcing the engine. The MP Gemballa coupe also received an original body kit, a Porsche 959-style wing and a modified suspension with increased ground clearance. KW Automotive (shock absorbers), Michelin & BF Goodrich (tires), Akrapovic (exhaust system), DS Fasertechnik (CFRP parts) and VELA Performance (engineering) helped to create the MP Gemballa.
According to preliminary information, Gemballa will release only 40 cars, and 10 of them will belong to a special, “welcome” series. Of course, these cars have already been sold, and even before the official premiere, which is scheduled for late spring. Projects similar to Project Sandbox include the Singer ACS, Gemballa Avalanche 4×4, the cowboy Ruf Rodeo and the Syberia RS coupe from H&R Spezialfeder and Burkhard Industries. In addition, Porsche is preparing its version of the off-road 911 Safari.
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