Gemballa GTP 700 Being Really Quick On The Nardo Ring
The Nardo Ring test track, borrowing its name from the town of Nardo Italy because of the relative proximity of the two, is a 7.8 mile circle track with a constant bank. So, due to its specific nature no car is truly capable of reaching its top speed. We don't want to get all technical. Let's just say that because of the angle of the outer-most lane (the fastest one) there's more downforce on the inside wheels of the car and then some stuff happens and you can't go as fast as you would on a straight track.
Still, you can go really, really fast. Manufacturers keep setting Nardo specific benchmakrs, and one of the most recent is the deed of the GEMBALLA GTP 700 – A Porsche Panamera Turbo-based aftermarket monstrosity. As the name suggests, it boasts 700 hp. To get from 0 to 60 in it would take no more than 3.3 mph seconds. Also, 0 to 120 mph takes 9.6 seconds, and 0 to 180 mph 26.5 seconds. How far up did it go on the ring, you ask? 211 mph. Independently verified by trade journals such as AUTO BILD, SPORTSCARS and Continental.
GEMBALLA are especially proud with the fact that the GTP achieved that completely unmodified in all of its two-ton glory. "The huge 22-inch wheels, unique to this car in the starting field of cars with a performance of more than 300 km/h, were entirely unaltered, as was the full equipment including rear-seat entertainment facility. In addition, the weight, the engine as well as the aerodynamics remained unchanged and were not adapted for this particular occasion," says Andreas Schwarz, CEO of GEMBALLA, who drove the car himself.
Don't take his word for it. See it for yourselves: