When Porsche announced the release of the second generation Cayenne, everyone expected to see some significant changes for the luxury SUV’s exterior. This didn’t happen so its Je Design’s job to release its new Progessor tuning kit that adds some amazing changes to the exterior look, as well as increases the total output to 610 HP (for the Turbo version).
The exterior package for the Cayenne starts with a new front skirt with optimized air intakes, two low-mounted fog lamps, and two high beam lights. The sports hood has received three air outlets for improved ventilation, while the rear of the vehicle gets four huge tailpipes (each with a diameter of 100 millimeters), a diffuser, and a side roof spoiler extension.
Under the hood, Je Design is offering a power upgrade for both the diesel and petrol versions, with the most amazing update being offered for the Turbo model. The Cayenne Turbo goes from the standard 500 to a whopping 610 HP. Next to the extra power, the tuner is also offering a pretty impressive air suspension module which can be controlled via an iPhone app. The last piece of the puzzle is a new set of 22" alloy rims offered in a Scorpio design in matte black with a silver front, or in the SUV Select Design which comes in matte black, silver shadow, or polished front and matte graphite.
The SEAT Ibiza is not what most enthusiasts would qualify as a hot-hatch, except when fitted with the 1.4-liter TSI or 2.0-liter TDI engine, which produce 150 PS (147 horsepower) and 143 PS (141 horsepower), respectively. Leingarten-based custom auto enthusiasts, JE Design, has managed to turn even the lower-level Ibiza models into a semi-hot hatch, or at the very least, a sharp-looking and peppy hatchback.
The 2012 SEAT Ibiza is available in three body styles, 3-door hatch, 5-door hatch, and station wagon. The JE Design kit is built to fit any of the body styles that the Ibiza comes in. The SEAT Ibiza itself starts at €9,995 and ranges up to €16,340. This upgrade kit, of course, goes on top of the cost of the car, but with the SEAT Ibiza’s low cost, the entire package becomes rather affordable.
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German tuner, JE Design, has taken the proverbial gloves off of their new tuning program for the benevolent Porsche Panamera. Comprised of an extensive aero package and noteworthy performance modifications, the fellas from JE Design really outdid themselves this time.
The aero package consists of a number of new body elements for the Panamera, including a new front skirt that has been designed to allow the air in-flow of the intercooler to be further maximized. The program also has daytime driving lights, marker lights, and blinking LEDs that have been integrated into the elaborate double bars.
The program also has a new custom-fitting skirt that has central vent openings, new side skirts that integrate harmoniously into the Panamera’s design, an extendable rear spoiler, a complete rear skirt with a diffuser and central air outlet, an optional JE DESIGN stainless steel cat-back exhaust system that includes valve control, a new air-suspension, and a set of 22" Pandora light-alloy wheels.
Performance improvements are also part of the JE Design program, particularly for the Panamera Diesel and Panamera Turbo models. For the former, the improvements hit 300 horsepower from the standard model’s 250-horsepower output, allowing the car to hit 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds, an improvement from the standard model’s 0-60 mph, 6.8-second time. Its new top speed is 155 mph.
For the latter, the power increase package gives the Panamera Turbo a new output of 600 horsepower, a 100-horsepower increase from the standard model. This translates to a 0-60 mph time of 3.8 seconds, an improvement from 4.2 seconds. Top speed of the car, however, remains the same at 188 mph.
While everyone is waiting for the Beetle TDI version to debut next week in Chicago, German tuner Je Design has prepared an upgrade package for the existing 2.0 TFSI version. The package includes a pretty cool exterior upgrade, as well as the addition of 40 HP under the hood.
The new Beetle already looks the part with its new, more masculine design, so the exterior didn’t need much. Je Design only added an attractive rear apron insert with a diffuser, a centered air duct, and a new steel muffler with a round 90 millimeter large twin tailpipe. The car now sits on a new set of 19" alloy multi spoke wheels painted in an exclusive black "Tornado" finish. The new wheels can be combined with new suspension springs with a progressive characteristic and a sporty spring constant.
Under the hood, Je Design has tweaked the ECU to increase the output from 200 HP to 240 HP and the peak torque from 206 lbs-ft to 228 lbs-ft. As a result, the Beetle will now sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds (down from 7.5) and will hit a top speed of 138 mph.
Audi is currently working on the second generation Q7 - it will be unveiled sometime in 2013 - but until then, there are some tuners that have found new ideas on how to improve the current model. One example of such a tuner is Je Design, who is offering a new tuning kit with both exterior and interior upgrades, as well as a power increase.
The Q7 tuning package is based on the S-Line model and adds an even sportier feel to the SUV. It includes new high-class wheel arches that increase the SUV’s width by 30 millimeters per side at the front and 40 millimeters per side at the rear. The German tuner is also offering front-spoiler corners, a Park Distance Control rear-apron extension, two Je Design double-tailpipe covers, and a dynamic roof wing with side covers above the C pillars. The complete styling package is available for 7,438 euros, or about $9,624 at the current rates.
The final touch for the exterior of the Audi Q7 is a new set of single-part 10 x 22 inch SUV Select alloy wheel rims. The five-spoke design wheels are wrapped around fitted 295/30R22 tires and available in three different color schemes: matte-black, front silver matte/shadow silver, front polished/graphite matte, polished lip. Customers can also choose the new JE DESIGN SCORPIO complete 10 x 22 inch wheel set in a new double-spoke design. This set can also be had in size 9 x 20 inches in matte-black with polished-silver rim flange. Both 22-inch complete wheel sets are available from 5,190 euros, or about $6,715 at the current rates.
Under the hood, the 4.2 TDI engine has undergone optimized programming of the control electronics to deliver an extra 70 HP and 99 lb-ft of torque. This brings the total power up to 405 HP and 660 lb-ft of torque from the standard 335 HP and 561 lb-ft of torque. With the extra power, the Q7 will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds. The new control-system software is available for an added price of 1,499 euros, or about $1,940 at the current rates. This software includes a one-year guarantee for the engine, turbocharger, transmission, and drive train, which can be extended by another year for just 199 euros, or $257 at the current rates.
All told, the complete Je Design package for the Audi Q7 will run the customer somewhere around $18,536, depending on the currency rates and any additional tweaks they want to add.
Even if the new generation Volkswagen Touareg is four centimeters longer than its predecessor, the German tuner Je Design is offering a tuning package that makes it even wider. The new body kit is available for every Touareg version, including the R-Line one.
The kit includes: a new sports grille, front spoiler, front and rear wheel arch kit, rear apron insert, and a tailgate panel that make it look much more aggressive. There us also a new dual exhaust system with oval stainless steel tailpipes on either side and a new set of 10x22 inch aluminium wheels wrapped in ultra high-performance tyres of the size 295/30. For the interior, the entire dashboard, door panels, and the extensive roof liner are covered in the finest Alcantara..
The tuner will be also offering an optimised engine management system that will increase the 4.2 l TDI engine’s output to a total of 410 HP (up from 340 HP) and the peak torque from 590 lbs-ft to 685 lbs-ft. The 3.0 liter TDI engine’s output has also been creased from 240 to 285 HP.
German tuner, Je Design, is out to prove that even hybrid models can be cool when given the appropriate upgrades, and one of their favorite models - the Volkswagen Touareg - seems like a good place to start. Their latest package is for the Touareg Hybrid and includes both exterior and engine updates.
The aerodynamic kit includes a new sports radiator grill, front spoiler, front and back wheel arch kit, rear apron insert, roof spoiler, and rear hatch. Rounding off the package is a new set of 10x12 inch aluminum wheels, back and front. The wheels are available in three different finishes: shadow silver with a polished front surface, matte black with a matte silver front surface, and matte graphite silver with polished rim.
For the engine update, the tuner is offering dual exhaust pipes and optimized engine management for the supercharged V6 TSI engine. The electric motor was left untouched, but the other upgrades leave the Touareg with a total output of 440 HP and a peak torque of 464 lbs-ft. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is now made in 5.9 seconds, while top speed has been increased to 158 mph.
It seems Je Design has a little of a crush on Volkswagen as they are constantly tuning models from the German marque. And since we have a new generation Touareg, it would only make sense that the German tuner would follow right behind with a new tuning package for it.
Making the Touareg even sportier than the SUV already is, Je Design has added a new sports radiator grill, front spoiler, front and back wheel arch kit, rear apron insert, roof spoiler, and rear hatch blend, all made in Polyurethane.
And like the excellent tuners they are, Je Design didn’t stop at the exterior modifications. After fiddling around with the engine using optimized engine management, the tuner was able to boost the performance of the 4.2-liter TDI-engine to 410 HP and 930 NM of torque. This increase provides the Volkswagen Touareg with a 0-60mph sprint time of 5.4 seconds and a top speed of 167mph.
Along with the engine modifications, Je Design has also provided the SUV with a pneumatic electronic suspension lowering module that can lower the SUV’s ride by 35 millimeters, dual exhaust pipes, and, of course, a new set of wheels.
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The German tuner, Je Design, is coming at us with a new tuning conversion for the Volkswagen Golf GTI. The main idea behind the project was to offer the same amount of power as the Golf R, but also to improve the car’s aerodynamics and individual look.
The 2.0-liter turbo engine has been tuned to deliver a total of 270 HP (up from the standard 210 HP) and a peak torque of 370 NM (instead of the usual 280 NM). The result is a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds and a top speed of 159 mph.
The aerodynamic package includes a new front spoiler with the central, carbon-look spoiler sword, new side skirts, new rear skirt insert in carbon-look, and trapezoid, stainless steel sports end pipes. The package is finished by 19" matte black, light alloy wheels Multispoke with the matte silver edge trim.
Overall, we think this is a much better package for the Golf GTI then the anticlimactic package given to the GTI by Weitec. Weitec only allotted for changes to the suspension and the addition of Lambo doors, which are just silly without some sort of boost in speed. JE Design was able to provide the added edge to the look of the vehicle while also playing with the engine a little bit making their tuning kit much more rounded and ideal for the serious Golf lover.
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As we were saying yesterday, all of the news lately has been about football. Even in the automotive industry! For example, if England has its very own customized Pagani Zonda, then why can’t Germany get its own Seat Leon Cupra R tuned by JE Design and Kobia?
Je Design wanted to have a faster and a more muscular car. To do that they added a wide body kit that includes subtle wheel arch extensions, a new front spoiler with large air intakes, headlamp mask, a new center spoiler, new side skirts, rear apron, central diffuser insert, and a powerful rear wing with recessed logo.
Under the hood, Je Design updated the 2.0-liter TFSI engine’s output to 310 HP and 400 NM of torque. The result is a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 161 mph.
The package also includes an adjustable suspension that lowers the ride by 44 mm and a set of 10x18-inch, black glossy wheels wrapped around 255/35 R 18 tires.
What’s a little surprising about this tuning package is that JE Design wanted to specifically target the car’s output to provide a speedier model of the Cupra R, but they only brought up the horsepower to 310. The only reason this is confusing to us is because we know they could have boosted it to 330hp as they did with another Seat Leon Cupra R back in March. Come on, JE Design. If you are going to try and go the extra mile for the World Cup at least give us everything we know you’ve got.