The Gemballa Avalanche 4×4 is yet another extreme take on a Safari 911 that could go on sale within two years…
Well, since we’re on the subject of Safari 911s this week… It all started as a bit of a bohemian, anti-establishment thing, in the face of wide-arched Rauh Welts and flawless Singers. The Safari 911 trend is supposed to be about elemental rally culture, but here’s what happens when the trend spills over.
German tuning house Gemballa – known for some extravagant takes on Panameras, Cayennes and 911s – has just revealed plans for the Avalanche 4×4 model that could go on sale within two years. Right now all we get are some previews showing an extreme off-roading version of the existing Gemballa Avalanche.
The renders are based on the previous 991 Turbo S, not the latest 992-generation 911 Turbo S that just came out last week. Gemballa has been boosting 911s to ridiculous power levels since 1985, and the company’s Avalanche model comes turbocharged with an available package of up to 820 horsepower and 700Nm of torque. The body makeover results in larger dimensions with 62mm extra width up front and 100mm added to the rear.
For the Avalanche 4×4, Gemballa’s wild imagination resulted in an extreme take on the Safari 911 which ends up looking like a Group B homage. Nothing else is known about the Avalanche 4×4 at this point, but Gemballa does say that plans for such a thing have been in the drawer for a while now, which give it a realistic chance of production. Considering that Gemballa asks for nearly half a million dollars for a regular Avalanche, you should get an idea of the kind of money we’re talking about for this monster lifted version.