2013 McLaren GT Spider by Gemballa review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 7 March 2013 , 05:03:03 byVeronica

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McLaren GT Spider by Gemballa

The German tuning company, Gemballa, got us used to working on Porsche cars. So it is somehow nice to see that for this year’s Geneva Motor Show they have chosen to present another name too. This is a McLaren creation, called GT Spider. The tuned vehicle has as a basis the McLaren MP4- 12C Spider.

The improved car now features a carbon fiber body kit a little bit more aerodynamic than it’s predecessor’s. This includes new front and rear bumpers, redesigned side skirts and a reinvented rear look. On the inside the tuner added some of the finest and smoothest Alcantara leather.

The McLaren GT Spider by Gemballa is equipped with GForged-one ultra-lightweight forged alloy wheels. Their size is not the same, having 20-inches at the front and 21-inches at the rear. They are available in a Black Magic variant or a Gunmetal look and can be ordered with diamond cut spokes. It all depends on the future owner’ s desires. The wheels are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport rubbers which, of course, have different size. They measure 245/35 ZR20 at the front and 305/25 ZR21 at the rear. The brake calipers can be designed in any colour paint according to the customer's wishes.

The original 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 heart of the vehicle pumps up 625 PS (460 KW / 616 hp). This transfers its power with the help of a 7-Speed SSG dual-clutch transmission. The styling package created by Gemballa will be on sale with a starting price of €47,166 ($62,225).