The new Marsien carries an upgrade package designed by Marc Philipp Gemballa, son of the late Uwe, founder of the German customization firm Gemballa.
Based on a 992 generation 911 Turbo S, was suited for desert racing thanks to a generous 250mm (off-road) or 120mm on road configuration. Its body was built entirely in carbon fiber and designed by Alan Derosier, a staunch Porsche enthusiast, and known for the design of the 908-04 concept.
Gallery: More details of the new Marsien by Phillip Gemballa.
Marc Philipp Gemballa worked in partnership with KW Automotive and fitted the Marsien with a custom suspension, with a front double wishbone setup based on piston damping technology and active control, while the rear suspension uses a multi-link setup. The dampers react in 20 milliseconds to handle any type of terrain.
The Marsien is powered by a six-cylinder twin-turbo engine, modified by Ruf, which produces 740 hp in base configuration and up to 818 hp with upgraded VTG turbochargers and reprogrammed ECUs. The maximum torque reaches 930 Newton-meters and it was also equipped with an Akrapovič titanium exhaust created specifically for this project.
Photos: Marsien, the reinvention of a Porsche for racing in the desert.
It is supported by forged 20/21-inch center-lock wheels and Michelin road tires. For off-road changes to 19/20 inch wheels wrapped in special rubbers for this purpose. In highway mode it accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.6 seconds and reaches a maximum of 330 km / h. In off-road mode, the maximum speed is limited to 210 km / h.
They will only make 40 units, with a starting price of $ 583,000 per unit. That silver doesn’t include the base 911 Turbo S, taxes, shipping, or optional details.