Gemballa Mirage GT Almost Sold Out [w/ video]

Published: Fri Nov 07, 2014 by Marko P.  |  Categories: Gemballa  |  Source: Gemballa

Gemballa has announced that the legendary Mirage GT production run is nearing an end, with only two examples still available. The series is limited to 25 cars.

"The Mirage GT is a real collector's item. This is attested to by the fact that these cars have lost hardly any of their value," says Gemballa's managing director Andreas Schwarz: "When the series is no longer being produced, the collector's value is going to rise again. Many Arabian royals own such a car."

The 5.7-liter 10-cylinder engine in the Mirage GT was uprated from 612 hp to 670 hp and its torque from 435 lb-ft (590 Nm) to 465 lb-ft (630 Nm). The supercar reaches 60 mph in only 3.5 seconds, while its top speed is 208 mph (335 km/h).

The Germans claim that the entirely new body kit made of carbon fibers also enhances the car's performance. The aprons and the striking rear spoiler, for example, raise the surface pressure and keep the Mirage GT safely on the road, no matter what its speed.

While the Porsche Carrera GT felt most at home on race tracks, the Gemballa is also roadworthy, according to the German refiner. To better apply the pedal, the Gemballa engineers installed a sport-type coupling with special linings. These are useful in a city stop and go traffic and they make for a soft and gentle start.

Gemballa stated that it has already received the first orders for a new 918 Spyder-based Mirage.

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