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…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Gemballa Avalanche GTR 800 EVO-R?

Gemballa Avalanche GTR 800 EVO-R

Gemballa is known to tune a Porsche into something else entirely, but their Avalanche GTR 800 EVO-R (aka a 911 Turbo on steroids) raises the bar even further than their usual.

How much further?

850 HP and 690 ft-lbs of torque further, thanks to the pair of Garret T035 turbos strapped onto the enlarged 3.8L engine. GT3-R heads, a machined crank and new connecting rods also help.

It wouldn’t be a Gemballa though if they decided to leave the exterior alone, so they transformed the usually sleek and svelte 911 body into a menacing monster; with new rear fenders complete with larger air intakes covering the rear wheels, a new lower front fascia to add extra grill, a vented hood to let some of the air out, GT headlights, a dual-wing rear spoiler, 19-inch alloys, and a rear apron to cover the four new exhaust tips.

In case you didn’t quite get the message the first time, Gemballa would like to remind you: Subtlety is overrated.

[Gemballa – Avalanche GRT 600 EVO-R]

[Via: Autoblog]

…Hennessey’s Venom GT looks good?

Hennessey Venom GT

If these concept sketches are any indication, Hennessey is working on a Venom GT that is a pile of speed rolled around in bits of sexy. (Though if you squint a little, it looks like a Lotus Elise on steroids, which also wouldn’t be a bad thing.)

The Viper tuner turned supercar builder is supposedly working on this beast, with a twin-turbo, mid-mounted Viper V10 giving an estimated 0-60 mph time of just 2.4 seconds, and an estimated 0-200 mph time of just 15.7 seconds, with a top speed of 260 mph. (It’s helped by it’s 2,700 lbs. curb weight and 2.7 lbs. per horsepower ratio.)

Will this ever see the light of day?

We can only hope.

[Hennessey Performance Engineering – Venom GT]

[Via: Autoblog]