Based on the Porsche 911 Turbo S (992 generation), the Gemballa Marsien is an off-road ready supercar ready to take on the famous Dakar Rally and limited to just 40-units worldwide, priced from $583,000 USD, which doesn’t include the donor vehicle. RUF Automobile modified the original six-cylinder boxer engine to now output 818 hp and 685 lb-ft of torque, mated to a reinforced PDK transmission that power to all four wheels, enabling it to hit 62 mph in a mere 2.6-seconds. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
*Please note*: Marc Philipp Gemballa is not associated with the Gemballa GmbH
Step inside, and you’ll find a handcrafted Alcantara interior, complete with a Carrera GT-inspired carbon fiber center console as well as GT-style door lashes. For those who want even more luxury, Gemballa can fully personalize the interior of the Marsien. As for the suspension, KW Automotive developed a custom suspension system that can life the vehicle from its stock ride height, giving it up to 250 mm (9.8 inches) of ground clearance, at the push of a button.
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We felt like as if we were in an entirely different universe. The Al Faya desert located in the emirate of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates has been famous ever since for its unique and extremely red desert sand and Mars-like environment visually. Since it looked and felt like we were on Mars paired with the futuristic design and the vehicle’s off-road capabilities, we couldn’t think of a more fitting name for our first project,” said Marc Philipp Gemballa.