Since 1981, the name Gemballa has been synonymous with bespoke tuned cars based on Porsche vehicles. In the ensuing years, innovative milestones were laid down by Gemballa, whose visionary ideas set the tone for the burgeoning luxury car personalization industry. Gemballa is one of the most strongly linked to the early days of aftermarket tuning, particularly working on Porsche vehicles. During the 33-year history of Gemballa, the standard for an entire industry was in many ways set by this company, particularly in the areas of design, aerodynamics and performance. Latterly, new model designations like Mistrale, Tornado, Aero, and GT have joined the legendary Avalanche and Mirage, and are also instantly recognized by car enthusiasts all over the world.