German tuning house Gemballa has been in the business for some 30 years, and few of its creations inspire the word "restrained." But it looks like the engineers at Gemballa have exercised some restraint and tarted up the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet with just a few simple touches.
The package is mostly cosmetic, with the addition of a new sculpted front fascia, rear bumper and diffuser, and some changed side skirts. Gemballa finishes off the exterior treatment with a set of Gemballa-branded, 21-inch, five-spoke forged wheels in deep gray; a louder, freer-flowing exhaust system with dual three-tip pipes; and some high-performance brakes by Brembo.
Inside, the restraint continues: there's a new Gemballa badge on the steering wheel and a set of black Gemballa floormats with white piping. Unlike many tweaked Porsches from Gemballa or other comparable tuning houses, nothing is bright orange or yellow, and the leather on the seats is neither quilted nor contrast stitched.
Gemballa says that this is an early model, only the start of future additions and upgrades to come, but it's nice to see such conservatively handsome design come from a normally crazy source. If the owner of a GT Cabrio doesn't like the visual upgrades, Gemballa says that it's very easy to change the car back to stock, as the aero kit mounts to the same points as the OEM equipment. Then again, if these changes are too outlandish for a buyer, he or she will likely stick with the conservative (and handsome) 911 Carrera Cabriolet in the first place.
How much will all this cost? Gemballa says the whole kit will run you some $26,028 on top of the 911, which will cost you $94,650 for a Carrera Cabriolet and $108,950 for a Carrera S Cabriolet (including destination). The package is available for purchase now.