The new Gemballa management is bored with tuning Porsches, and want to try out motorpsort.
They just announced they will be participating in 2012 motorsport season, apparently in GT and endurance series, not with any Porsche, but two McLaren MP4-12C GT3.
GEMBALLA Racing’s owner Steffen Korbach has signed with German racing guru Sascha Bert to manage the team, and picked the MP4 GT3s because he thinks it’s going to be a leader in motorsport. And he does have a point there. The MP4 might still be behind Ferrari 458 out in the real world, but its superb technicality will give it the edge on the track.
They have also com up with a very cool racing livery!
The GT3 racecar features a 3.8-litre, twin-turbo V8 engine, bespoke racing gearbox, carbon safety cell, race front splitter, large fixed rear wing, optimised air vents at the front and a racing diffuser at the rear. The steering wheel with integrated display is an ode to Formula 1.
“We chose the McLaren MP4-12C GT3 because we think this car has the potential to be one of the season’s leaders,” Korbach explained. “We have also put together a team of drivers and mechanics who are proven winners. Racing is in our blood! We want to win!”