Technical data of the Gemballa Tornado 750 GTS are impressive, no doubt. More than
that, it goes for the looks. Even though we expect fashion to change away from such
showy conversions, especially when the recent recession lasts, the thing is a
masterpiece. After all there is more to crossing an SUV and a sports car
than just a large number of add-on parts.
For this all new pieces have to match the remaining standard body panels, on the one hand.
At the same time they must add a new personality to the car, not continuing with the
basic design. The stylist of Gemballa perfectly managed exactly this. The Tornado is
an individual and striking makeover, but does not look like one of those ungainly
add-on parts-draped spoiler monsters some competitors offer.
Okay, there are other tuning companies which have launched great SUV
conversions too. Nevertheless, no other SUV is as extensively overworked like that.
Gemballa are carrying it to the extremes and top it - besides by an almost sculptural
body work - with a most extensively redesigned cabin. Well done!