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News The Gemballa Avalanche 4X4 Is The Hardest Core Off-Road Porsche 911

The Gemballa Avalanche 4X4 Is The Hardest Core Off-Road Porsche 911

The Gemballa Avalanche 4X4 is the latest iteration of the Porsche 911 Safari.

  • The Gemballa Avalanche will be based on the 991 and 992 generations of the 911.
  • Power output of the Performance version will reach over 1,000-horsepower.
  • The prototype of the Gemballa Avalanche was presented at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

Gemballa is a well-established German tuner than is known for building some incredible modified cars from Mercedes, BMW, Ferrari and McLaren. They are also recognized for building some incredible unique Porsche vehicles. One such example was the Gemballa Avalanche 4.2 RS prototype based on the Porsche 991. Now, three years later, Gemballa has announced it will build, albeit in limited numbers, the Avalanche 4X4.

RUF Rodeo Concept Is A Modern Porsche 911 Safari

Only days after RUF unveiled the Rodeo Concept, Gemballa has shared renderings of what is a harder-core off-roading 911 than the latter. The Rodeo now seems more like an ode to the 911 Safari given the true heavy-duty looks of the Avalanche. The raised ride, height, massive off-road tires and trimmed bumpers (for better approach and departure angles) are clear indicators of this car’s mettle. The massive rear two-tier spoiler, bonnet ducts and NACA duct also say something about speed and power.

The renderings are based in the previous generation 991 Porsche 911, however this conversion will be available on the 992. Yes, Gemballa will build the car this year in an exclusive small series.

As for power, Gemballa offers a conversion for the body for the Porsche 991/992 known as “GTR 8XX Evo-R BiTurbo.” Output increases to 818-horsepower and 1,098 Nm (810 lb.-ft. of torque) and fires off the 911 to 100 km/h in 2.3 seconds on the way to a top speed of over 370 km/h (230 mph). we doubt the tires will allow such speed but in the event more power is needed, Gemballa is working on the Performance version will deliver over 1,000-horsepower.

There are no other technical details available at this time but we’re certain we’ll hear more about the Avalanche 4X4 before long.

Gemballa Avalanche 4×4 | Photo: Gemballa

Gemballa Avalanche 4×4 | Photo: Gemballa

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