The Ferrari 458 GT3
The GT3 was created in 2011 as the racing iteration of the 458 Italia, along with GT2 and Grand AM versions. It totally lived up to expectations, matching and even beating the achievements of its predecessor the F430, which was one of the most successful cars ever built in Maranello. For a second year in succession, it won the Asia GT3 series and also shone in the Open GT, the Blancpain Endurance Championship and the International GT Sprint series, getting the better of some serious opposition, thus confirming the intense effort Ferrari has put into maintaining its technical supremacy.
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This amazing piece from Grieb & Benzinger is based on a base movement originally made by Patek Philippe for Tiffany in about 1890. With a diameter of only 36.5 mm, this tremendous assembly of complications including a minute repeater and a split-seconds chronograph is rare in such a small movement.
The detailed restoration of the more than 400 components of this movement required intense attention and took more than 6 months.
Car tuner Gemballa has managed a comparable feat with its GTP 700 approved for road use: At 338.8 km/h, the car, with a 700 HP/515 kW engine and based on the Porsche Panamera Turbo, is the fastest sedan with a weight of over two tons. The trade journals Auto Bild, Sportscars and Continental, have independently verified this speed. The truly special aspect about this performance is that unlike most other participants, the car that lined up to set a record on the high-speed track at Nardo was a customer version. The car had not been specifically prepared for the test, had a curb weight of 2,045 kg and a driving weight (including fuel and driver) of approx. 2,225 kg.
Gemballa tests all executed performance boosters on their in-house test bed according to the very stringent EEC standard. "We don't want to make exaggerated fantasy claims and instead seek to wow our customers with actual facts," says Schwarz. It's therefore safe to assume that the acceleration values of the GTP 700 published by Gemballa are not just "smoke screens" but actually leave smoke trailing in their wake. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds, from 0 to 200 km/h in 9.6 seconds and from 0 to 300 km/h in 26.5 seconds are values that are on a par with exceptional sports cars such as the Ferrari Enzo Ferrari.
Gemballa upholds similarly high standards in terms of bodywork and interior finishing. While the "tested" GTP 700 merely benefited from a performance boost and attractive cast-iron rims, theGemballa Mistrale, which is based on the Porsche Panamera, is presented with an elaborate aerodynamics package made of highly stable carbon fiber-reinforced plastic as well as with individual solutions for its interior design — created according to the most discerning standards of craftsmanship.
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