Retro Gullwing being produced with V8 power

Retro Gullwing being produced with V8 power

Retro gullwing fq

The Gullwing is making a comeback, the alternative door configuration has always been popular on concept cars and custom rods, but now the comeback is for real. The Gullwing is now being built in Germany, it looks original but benefits from modern powertrain technology.

Gullwing GmbH is the company responsible for this heritage vehicle. They’re also the company building the latest AC Cobra, complete with gullwing doors of course. The design, as you can plainly see, is faithful to the original, but Gullwing has made some updates to the 1950’s engineering. The 3-litre, straight six, 215-horsepower powerplant of the original has been replaced with Mercedes’ latest 405-hp 5.5-litre V8 mated to a 7-speed automatic gearbox. Gullwing has also redesigned the chassis, suspension and brakes to deal with the extra power, and added an array of modern features from ABS to air-conditioning, capping off the authentic interior with a retro-styled radio/sat-nav unit.

Fully equipped, a “new” Gullwing comes with a €165k price tag, but you’ll have to wait 10 to 18 months for delivery, put down €50k in advance and hope they haven’t received more than 30 orders this year, because that is production capacity at the Gullwing factory in Dresden, Germany. There is talk of a manual six-cylinder version and of course a roadster.

Retro gullwing fq

The Gullwing is making a comeback, the alternative door configuration has always been popular on concept cars and custom rods, but now the comeback is for real. The Gullwing is now being built in Germany, it looks original but benefits from modern powertrain technology.

Gullwing GmbH is the company responsible for this heritage vehicle. They’re also the company building the latest AC Cobra, complete with gullwing doors of course. The design, as you can plainly see, is faithful to the original, but Gullwing has made some updates to the 1950’s engineering. The 3-litre, straight six, 215-horsepower powerplant of the original has been replaced with Mercedes’ latest 405-hp 5.5-litre V8 mated to a 7-speed automatic gearbox. Gullwing has also redesigned the chassis, suspension and brakes to deal with the extra power, and added an array of modern features from ABS to air-conditioning, capping off the authentic interior with a retro-styled radio/sat-nav unit.

Fully equipped, a “new” Gullwing comes with a €165k price tag, but you’ll have to wait 10 to 18 months for delivery, put down €50k in advance and hope they haven’t received more than 30 orders this year, because that is production capacity at the Gullwing factory in Dresden, Germany. There is talk of a manual six-cylinder version and of course a roadster.

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