Filed under: Luxury Cars & Autos
Some people just have way too much money on their hands. Those people tend to buy Porsches. But with rumors afloat of a new flagship supercar based on the German carmaker's RS Spyder race car, the last real exotic machine the company produced was the Carrera GT. Now discontinued, examples are still trading hands in seven-figure territory. For those few lucky enough to have gotten their hands on one, Gemballa has now released what could be the ultimate modification package for the ultimate Porsche. Called the Mirage GT Carbon Edition, the modified Carrera GT features a full array of carbon-fiber components to improve the car's aesthetics and performance. Gemballa has also tuned the engine to a whopping 670 horsepower, capable of pushing the supercar to sixty in just 3.7 seconds en route to a top speed of 208 miles per hour...perfect for a Sunday drive on the Autobahn. Of course this kind of performance doesn't come cheap: 300,000 euros is what the modifications alone will cost you, not including the cost of the car itself. At those kinds of prices, no wonder Gemballa only plans on building five of them.
The announcement of a new movie starring Eddie Griffin isn't usually exciting news but this may be the first one that I have heard about whether the producer offers up his own cars for the action scenes. "Redline" will be an auto thriller that will include the personal car collection of the producer, real estate investor Daniel Sadek. Sadek who is financing the $26 million movie will be using his own cars including a Phantom, Lamborghini Murcielago, Enzo Ferrari, Ferrari F430, Ferrari Scaglietti and two Mercedes McLarens. Sadek's $200,000 Porsche Carrera GT will be crashed during one sequence. Perhaps he should hire Stefan Eriksson as a stunt driver.