08/08/2007 00:00 | By By Ian Dickson

Revealed: the world’s most expensive Porsche



Gemballa Avalanche GT2 650 EVO-R (© Image © Gemballa)

Hear the word Porsche and you normally think of reasonably priced but well-engineered sports cars, certainly in the world of supercars anyway.

But tuning company Gemballa has promptly shattered that illusion of value-for-money with its new Avalanche GT2 650 EVO-R. Because at £300,000 this one-off is the most expensive Porsche currently on sale (the Carrera GT was dearer but is no longer in production).

GALLERY: Gemballa Avalanche GT2 EVO-R

Gemballa Avalanche GT2 650 EVO-R (© Image © Gemballa)

Still, what’s £300,000 if you own a finance company or play in the Premiership? The Avalanche is based on the 911 Turbo, only heavily modified, with the power cranked up to 650 horses and a body entirely constructed of carbon. It is little surprise then that the Avalanche can reach 0-62mph in 3.3 seconds, and can get to 125mph in less than 10.0 seconds. Its 208mph top speed happens soon after that, making it a proper rival for hypercars like the extreme Pagani Zonda and Koenigsegg CC8S.

Gemballa Avalanche GT2 650 EVO-R (© Image © Gemballa)

Of course, with so much power, keeping it on the road at speed was the key worry, and this has been addressed with a huge rear wing, keeping the rear-wheel-drive Avalanche’s tyres firmly planted on the road. A new bonnet air intake also provides extra ventilation for the engine and the gearbox, while the re-shaped nose, headlights and exhausts are taken from the mid-engined Carrera GT. For those people who reckon 650bhp isn’t enough, Gemballa also makes a 750bhp version, although there are no details of how fast – or expensive – this track-day version is. This example was imported by car dealer Clive Sutton Premier Marques, but Gemballa will be more than happy to configure a 911 to your specifications. If your wallet can handle it.

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