Remember the famous tuning company Gemballa? Well, the son of the late Uwe Gemballa, Marc Philipp Gemballa has just launched his first project vehicle, the Marsien. The new company is named after itself and is in no way affiliated with Gemballa GmbH. Prior to founding his company, the 27-year-old had previously worked for Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz, and of course, Porsche.
If you’re familiar with the vehicle above, it’s because the Marsien is actually a converted 992 Porsche 911 Turbo S, and its design (written by Porsche fan Alan Derosier) was heavily inspired by the Porsche 959 that won the Paris Dakar rally. It’s also out of the way of affordability, but we’re going to get to that point little by little. For its name, it comes from the French word ‘Martian’ or ‘from Mars’.
The car features a full carbon fiber body manufactured by a leading supplier in the German -based industry, complete with upgrades such as fully ordered LED light strips on the rear, exposed carbon sections on the front, new side mirrors, and more ordered paint options. early. Customers can also choose to have a fully open carbon fiber body if they prefer.
There are two sets of staged wheels on offer. The first is the on-road set, which features a 20-inch loop on the front and a 21-inch unit on the rear. These are wrapped with Michelin UHP rubber as standard. Off-road wheels are one inch smaller in diameter (19- and 20-inch wheels), and are wrapped with all-terrain tires. Both wheels have a center locking design.
Inside, the conversion comes with a full leather or Alcantara interior, complete with a Carrera GT -inspired carbon fiber center console. There are also GT -style door eyelashes, carbon fiber side frames and interior decoration, a serial plaque showing its build number, and a special fire extinguisher.
For the powertrain, the company turned to the legendary Porsche tuner, the RUF Automobile. The 3.8-liter flat-six engine in the Turbo S has been upgraded to produce 750 PS and 930 Nm of torque, which is an increase of 100 PS and 130 Nm from the factory tone. Customers who want more power can opt for the 830 PS version as well, based on the larger VTG turbocharger and redesigned ECU.
Other enhancements include graded transmission components, an expanded drive shaft with reinforced connections from the Cayenne, special intake ducts, Akrapovic titanium exhaust system, and a specially ordered suspension system developed by KW Automotive.
The Marsien uses a new double wishbone front suspension with a solid piston damper, and the suspension is adjustable and the height adjustable. At the highest setting, this car has a ground distance of 250 mm, maximizing its off-road capability. Compressive and recovery strengths are also recalibrated, and there are new off -road drive modes – gravel, mud, sand and snow. Solid aluminum
the lower part of the body protects the underside of the vehicle from being damaged.
If for some reason this isn’t enough, then you can buy an off-road package with rally specification Reiger suspension, off-road dampers and a fixed ride height for off-road. Only 40 Marsien units will be made, so if you own a 992 Porsche 911 Turbo S and really want this conversion, be prepared to shell out at least 495,000 euros (RM2.45 million).