It looks like an SUV, but its got the engine of a sports car. It sits high but has car-like handling. It’s an off-roader, but it can got beyond 150 mph...The oxymoron that is the Porsche Cayenne GTS can go on for a while, but it seems edo Motorsport is trying to side more with the sports car in its latest package for the Porsche tall wagon.
It seems that edo is only trying to make a better GTS, because although a little computer tweaking and air flow management means the 4.8-liter V8 now makes 450 horsepower (45 more than the stock GTS), the performance doesn’t reflect this. The acceleration from 0 - 60 mph takes 6.4 seconds and the maximum speed is 168 mph. While that’s impressive, it’s not that much more than the stock car. But that’s not a bad thing. When you’re hauling around almost 5000 pounds of SUV, everyone else doesn’t mind you having a little more time to react.
More details in the press release after the jump
Form and function combined – It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Porsche Cayenne is highly popular. edo competition Motorsport is now offering more power for the Porsche Cayenne GTS and an aerodynamics package that transforms this SUV into a true powerhouse with the alluring character of a sports car.
The Porsche Cayenne GTS provides the basis for the edo GTS. The figures send a clear message: The engine generates 450 horsepower (331 kW) and a maximum torque of 530 Nm (391 ft-lb) at 3,800 rpm. The sprint from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes a scant 6.4 seconds and the top speed is an unbelievable 270 km/h (168 mph). This impressive performance is achieved thanks to new high-flow catalytic converters, performance air filter inserts and a new ECU calibration optimized on the dyno.
The edo GTS is also equipped with a new brake system. Huge six-piston fixed mono-block calipers clamp down on thicker and larger diameter brake rotors as well as upsized pads in the front. Rotor dimensions: 380 x 38 mm (15 x 1.5 inches).
For a matching appearance edo competition offers a sport suspension system adjustable in height, compression and rebound damping. The height adjustment range is TÜV approved. There are 14 settings for compression damping while the rebound damping is continuously variable. The front and rear body height is set individually according to the customer’s wishes. Finishing off the look is a new hood featuring power domes and a new lower front skirt with 4 fog lights and mesh inserts.
Ideal road contact is provided by new 22 inch forged wheels with stainless steel outer rims: 10 x 22 inch with 295/30 ZR22 tires up front and 11 x 22 inch with 295/30 ZR22 in the rear. Custom-painted wheel centers are an option.
As with all edo competition models, we set no limit to our customers’ imaginations when it comes to the interior. Color-coded instrument dials, aluminium pedal sets or lavish leather upholstery, individual requests are accommodated and executed with quality.
Engine V8, front engine
Power 450 hp / (331 kW) at 6,850 rpm
Max. torque 530 Nm (391 ft-lb) at 3,800 rpm
Top speed 270 km/h (168 mph)
0 - 100 km/h (0 – 62 mph) 6.4 sec.
Power increase to 450 hp via:
New ECU calibration, optimized on the dyno
New high-flow catalytic converters
Performance air filter insert
Adjustable edo/KW sport suspension set.
Individually adjustable compression and rebound
damping. Height-adjustable with TÜV-approved
adjustment range. Continuously variable rebound
damping, 14-way adjustable compression damping.
• Brake system
New front rotors and six-piston mono-block fixed
calipers with thicker and larger diameter rotors, upsized brake pads.
Stock GTS: 350 x 34 mm (13.8 x 1.4 inches)
edo GTS: 380 x 38 mm (15.0 x 1.5 inches)
• Wheel/tire combination
New 22 inch forged wheels with stainless steel outer rims:
Front: 10×22 with 295/30 ZR22 Continental Cross Contact UHP
Rear: 11×22 with 295/30 ZR22 Continental Cross Contact UHP
Custom-painted wheels/wheel centers optional.
Hood with power domes, painted
Lower front lip with 4 fog lights and wire mesh inserts, painted