Gemballa Mirage GT, now with added glitter

Gemballa Mirage GT, now with added glitter

Having previously drooled over this hardcore Carrera GT modification we were shocked to discover someone had taken advantage of the company’s extensive individualization program and decided to coat the car with black paint and glitter. Gemballa says it’s the 11th car of a limited edition run of just 25 and was commissioned by “a well-known professional soccer player,” which makes the glitter choice less surprising.

By modifying the engine management electronics, Gemballa has been able to squeeze out a further 60 bhp of power and 20 Nm more torque for the V10, slicing off 0.1 seconds off the time it takes to go from 0-100km/h. The added performance has also been aided by a new, fully stainless steel exhaust system that now resounds through four tail pipes instead of the standard two.

The most conspicuous change to the front are the additional air intakes on the new front spoiler. In the area between the wheel housing and door Gemballa has replaced the standard side panels with its own mudguards, with reshaped openings which blend harmoniously with the original design. Down below, new side skirts lend the vehicle a muscular line. They also come with a cooling vent for the breaks at the rear. The racing look is enhanced by the new rear skirt, with its aerodynamically optimized mid-section for more downforce on the rear axle.

For better deceleration, it comes with a brake-flap in the middle - like the kind seen on the Bugatti Veyron - which snaps up when the brakes are applied. The roof line of the Gemballa Mirage GT also differs from the standard Carrera GT. The front section of an airbox has been integrated into the new Gemballa hardtop that ends in an air duct that runs along the back of the tailgate and supplies the power-enhanced V10-engine with more air to breathe.

The mods begin from €229,800 plus taxes, and of course your own Carrera GT. If you do decide to plonk down the money for this modification may we suggest avoiding the glitter altogether?