Geneva 2013: Gemballa GT Spider Is A Dressed-Up McLaren

McLaren 12C Spider Gets New Duds.

European tuner Gemballa revealed its GT Spider at the Geneva Motor Show today, but like most Gemballa “production” cars, the new car is actually based on an existing vehicle. The GT Spider is a dressed-up version of the McLaren 12C Spider.

The transformation consists primarily of new carbon-fiber front and rear fascias, the former featuring two oval air intakes and the latter with new scalloped inserts and a flat contrast panel in place of the standard McLaren 12C Spider’s horizontal slats. New sculpted side skirts and badges are also included.

The Gemballa GT Spider rides on the company’s new lightweight, forged 20- and 21-inch wheels, shod in wide Michelin performance tires. Buyer can choose their own colors for the leather and Alcantara upholstery, instruments, and brake calipers. The Geneva show car has a unique blend of orange and black leather.

Beneath all the cosmetic changes, Gemballa did not change the McLaren 12C Spider‘s powertrain. The 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine continues to direct 616 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission to the rear wheels.

Source: Gemballa