Marc Philippe Gamballa’s eye-catching Porsche 911 Turbo S-based Marseille was recently unveiled at Concours d’Eleganza Villa d’Est on the shores of Lake Como. It may not be the most bizarre event at the event, but it certainly caught the eye of many.
As mentioned, the car is based around the 911 Turbo but Porsche’s 3.8-liter twin-turbo Flat-Six has been modified by RUF and now pumps 740 hp. However, customers who want a little extra voice can increase those figures to 818 hp and 686 lb-ft (930 Nm). Marcien can sprint at speeds of 62 mph (100 km / h) and 205 mph (330 km / h) in just 2.6 seconds.
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Such strength and performance statistics are not uncommon for a tuned 911. What makes Marcien interesting is the Paris-Dakar assembly that was conceived as the successor to the Porsche 959.
With that in mind, Marseille has a special suspension system that is enlivened by KW, a double-wishbone setup on the front, a solid-piston damper with intelligent active damper controls and enables the suspension to rise from its stock height. Give the car a 250mm (9.8-inch) ground clearance. The car is also configured with Gravel, Mud, Sand and Snow modes and will be sold with both on-road and all-terrain tires.
Gemballa’s Marsien’s bodywork is also made of all new and light carbon fiber. It gives the car a dramatic new look but is still recognized as a 911-based model. The rear edge is probably the most interesting part of the design thanks to the wing that has been incorporated into the bumper seamlessly.
Mark Philippe wants to sell 40 examples of Zambala Marcien, each starting at € 494,500 ($ 585,000), but not including the price of the donor 911 Turbo S.