Gemballa MIG-U1: how to ruin your Ferrari EnzoWed, 13 Jan 2010
Gemballa is infamous for tweaking Porsches – it calls the process of producing 740bhp Cayennes ‘refining’ – but now the German tuner has turned is attention to Ferrari. And Uwe Gemballa and his team have started right at the top: the Gemballa MIG-U1 is actually a Ferrari Enzo. It’s Max Power for millionaires.
Power increases aren’t key here – instead it’s the new aero package that Gemballa is most proud of. The extended lip spoiler produces an extra 35kg of downforce over the front axle, while the new adjustable rear wing adds 85kg – the latter also folds flat at 75mph to reduce drag. There are many more vents and ducts as well, all made from carbonfibre, and they mean the MIG-U1 is 80mm wider than an Enzo at the front axle, and 100mm at the rear.
The MIG-U1 also gains adjustable sports suspension – which includes a lift system to raise the car by 45mm for speed bumps – and forged wheels which cut 16kg from the Enzo’s kerbweight. A new roof-mounted intake feeds the 6.0-litre V12 engine, and together with a new exhaust system, lifts power from 650bhp to 691bhp.
Inside the MIG-U1 gains re-trimmed seats, a seven-inch touchscreen with a sat-nav system and iPod connectivity, plus a 950-watt stereo.
Gemballa says it will only build 25 MIG-U1s – each of which will be unique – but that's presuming there are 25 Enzo owners out there mad enough to ruin their pride and joy.
By Ben Pulman