Uwe Gemballa will make the Porsche 911 carbon fiberFebruary 26, 2020
The son of the famous tuner Uwe Gemball builds a lightweight Porsche 959 inspired by the Porsche 992.
Despite the fact that next week at the Geneva Motor Show everyone will be able to see the new Porsche 911 Turbo S, only a few will be able to see this custom Porsche 911. This is because the 911 that you see here will be shown behind closed doors for founders as well as potential clients during a private event to be organized at an event in Switzerland. The rest of us will have to patiently wait until the end of this year to see this car.
But what exactly are we watching? “Custom” is the key word because the Porsche 992, teased here in retro style, doesn’t come directly from Porsche. Instead, he represents the work of the new company Marc Phillipp Gemballa GmbH. If this name sounds like a bell, it is because he is the son of the famous tuner Uwe Gemballa, and since the old company now has a different owner, the new creation will bear the Marc Phillipp Gemballa GmbH brand to better reflect where it comes from.
At the time of writing the article about the car, there was little data, but we know that its design will evoke the spirit of the legendary Porsche 959. We can easily see that in the adjacent image with a teaser showing a wide rear spoiler returning to the road. a finished supercar of the 1980s, but with a turn of 992, as evidenced by the thin LED taillight.
Responsible for the style was Alan Derosier, creative director of Studiokurbos, where the design was developed. His resume includes working as an exterior designer at Chery, a Chinese carmaker, and a senior Renault exterior designer, before moving to Stuttgart in Germany last year for his current job. He has experience in developing Porsche visualizations, with relevant examples, including the modern equivalents of 908/04 and 963C race cars. The first really caught the attention of Porsche, and the automaker decided to make a short documentary about a large-scale model cast after rendering.
Needless to say, the biggest difference between the upcoming 992-based creation and previous projects is that the car will actually be built. Production will be strictly limited to 40 copies, and all cars will receive a full carbon body for weight reduction compared to a donor car.
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