Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne

Porsche USA has announced prices for the new generation Cayenne that will be offered in four different versions: Cayenne, Cayenne S, Cayenne S Hybrid, and Cayenne Turbo. The standard version which delivers 300 HP out of its 3.6-liter V6 engine is priced at $46,700 while the S version with a 4.8-liter V8 producing 400 hp can be purchased for $63,700. The Cayenne S Hybrid is priced at $67,700 (only $4000 more than the S version). Surprisingly, the Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid is still significantly less expensive than the BMW X6 Hybrid which retails at about $90,000. The most powerful version, the Turbo has a starting price of $104,800 with its 4.8-liter V8 biturbo producing an impressive 500 hp.

The options list include: 8-speed Tiptronic S Inclusive Auto Start Stop Function - $3,000, Air Suspension with Self-leveling and Height Adjustment with PASM - $3,980, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) - $3,510; Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) - $8,150; Burmester High-End Surround Sound System - $5,690; Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with Navigation Module - $3,645 and more.

The Russian tuner, Top Car, has announced a new tuning kit based on the new generation Porsche Cayenne . The package will be offered in three different versions: Advantage 2, Vantage GTR 2, and Vantage 2.

The Cayenne Advantage 2 package includes: front and rear spoiler bumpers, extended fenders, side skirts, wide door caps and a new bonnet. This model will be limited to only 25 units.

The Cayenne Vantage GTR 2 includes a new front spoiler bumper with wide air intakes. These features are perfectly accompanied by the new bonnet, wide fenders, and a rear spoiler bumper with a diffuser. This version will also be limited to 25 units.

The Cayenne Vantage 2 gets front and rear spoiler bumpers, front and rear fender extenders, a bonnet, and side skirts. This version, albeit the package with the smallest adjustments, will be offered in unlimited numbers.

All three versions will get engine modifications boosting their performance in the range of 550-750HP. TopCar will also offer, with each model, new wing mirrors with LED side repeaters. To top it off, TopCar has the three models sitting on new forged wheels (R21 and R23).

The Russians’ version of the Porsche Cayenne will debut at the Moscow International Motor Show in August with a second appearance at the Essen Motor Show 2010.

Press release after the jump.

The 2011 Porsche Cayenne was just launched not even two months ago and already the look of the SUV is being transformed. Some may even like this transformation created by Lumma Design considering the Cayenne hasn’t been receiving many points for its looks these days. The new tuning package is called the CLR 550 GT and looks to remodel the Cayenne into a meatier machine.

This package includes a new front spoiler with a deep drawn cup spoiler sword and additional carbon applications, side skirts, and a new rear spoiler with integrated carbon diffuser. These illustrate the "meat" we were referring to before that makes the Porsche look like it is sitting closer to the ground like a bull ready to charge. Lumma Design also added a new sporty bonnet made from high-performance materials such as carbon and Kevlar, which if the Cayenne was the bull, the new bonnet would be its flared nostril. The bonnet comes with air inlets that allow the engine to breathe and let out its heated snort. The bonnet also has an elevated windscreen wiper cover to reduce the aerodynamic drag on the bull...uhhh...vehicle.

Lumma Design’s CLR 500 GT package also features three stainless steel tailpipes, roof edge spoiler, and tear-off edge on the tailgate, both made of carbon fiber. The package is finished off with a wider wheelhouse and 23" aluminum rims with a deep wheel hub.

We are going to give it to Lumma Design on this one. They absolutely transformed the Porsche Cayenne into the beast it deserves to be. The only thing we would add is a little more snarl under the hood, but we will just have to settle for the standard 3.6-liter V6 engine with the 300hp growl. Way to take the bull by its horns, Lumma!

Press release after the jump.

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The boys over at the German tuning company, CarGraphic, have a lot to celebrate this year. This year marks their 25th anniversary and they will be highlighting their silver anniversary with a Porsche Cayenne taxi. Yes, we agree, not the most conventional way to celebrate, but it is indeed what has been done.

CarGraphic, together with the company’s technical partner Kubatech, have developed a built-in performance software that will allow the Porsche Cayenne to pay homage to legendary 2006 race taxi. The software allows the V6 diesel engine to deliver 290PS/213kW. The engine’s fine tuning is further exemplified by the stainless-steel exhaust system fitted to the vehicle. The Cayenne utilizes CarGraphic’s lowering kit and is styled with their body kit which includes front quad headlamps. All of this sits on 21” Racing wheels fitted with Dunlop SP QUATTROMAXX 295/35 R21 tires.

CarGraphic has also made this vehicle look extra special with a unique foil wrap from Foliatec.com and folioCar. This car body foil transforms the Porsche Cayenne into a true classic New York checker cab by using the checkered scheme pattern, but modifying it into a race flag design.

Thankfully, this Porsche Cayenne will not be subjected to the transporting of tourists in the Big Apple. It seemed to have escaped the fate enlisted to the Giugiaro Quaranta in Rome . Instead, the Porsche Cayenne taxi will be primarily used as a rolling advertising vehicle in 2010 for selected events and exhibitions.

Although it made its official debut less than a month ago, the second generation Porsche Cayenne has already received its first tuning package. This package comes from the German tuner, Cargraphic.

A little bummed, we looked at the first teaser image to see what was laid out for us. Unfortunately, details on the tuned-up model were not revealed, but we were able to spot some changes that have been made. These changes include: a roof spoiler, a rear diffuser, and new alloy wheels. We can only imagine there to be a performance upgrade offered as well considering the minor, yet sportier, changes made to the exterior. There would have to be to compete against the previously tuned Porsche Cayenne Diesel by Kahn Design . Of course, they can’t mess it up as bad as the boys over in Dubai did with their chocolate version of the last model.

Stay tuned for more details!

Kahn Design revealed a new tuning package for the Porsche Cayenne diesel version. Their Super Sport "S" Package increases the engine’s power to an impressive 300 hp, but also adds some visual upgrades. Leave it to Porsche to create an SUV that can be appropriately tuned by Kahn to boost power and add a fiery edge.

Kahn began the visual upgrades by adding a Kahn front spoiler, billet machined Kahn foot pedals, Kahn stainless steel sill plates, and sports springs that lower the SUV by 30mm. They finish the design by providing white with black and red quilted leather and wheel arch extensions. This car rides atop a choice of 4 Kahn 22" wheel designs.

Kahn would have added about 100 sexy points by choosing a black Porsche Cayenne instead of a white one, but a Porsche is Porsche even if it is just a measly SUV.

TechArt is also offering an Aerokit I tuning package for the 2007-2007 Cayenne and Cayenne S models. To improve the exclusive look Cayenne even in details our exterior designers have created customized applications in carbon fiber, aluminum and chrome optics. Sporty supplements with high-tech feeling, because we are very big in small things.

The styling package includes: side mirror trims, B-& C-pillar trims, window surround trims (8-pieces), tailgate trim, door sill trims and door handles. The aerodynamic package adds front spoiler with integrated headlights, headlight trim, side skirts, rear apron, tail light trim, and rear door contour. The exterior look is finished by massive 22" Formula alloy wheels.

A new stainless performance exhaust and sport springs or control unit for the optional air suspension enhance the performance and handling of this super-SUV. The engine’s output can be raised by up to 100 hp.

The TechArt Magnum program based on the 2004-2007 Porsche Cayenne redefines performance and styling in an extraordinary way. The most exclusive personalization scale is the TECHART Magnum program. The radical change of the new designed body type continues the typical character of the Cayenne models consistently and sets anew standards in exterior design and manufacturing quality.

The exterior "Gun Smoke" package, underline the optical appearance perfectly. It includes: a broad front grill follows, a new front bumper, which is fashioned after TechArt’s 996 Turbo Type II bumper and the front hood with integrated air scoops and dramatic contours.

Technical modifications include high performance brake system, chassis components, engine upgrades and a new sport exhaust. The result is a power upgrade from 360hp to 600hp.

The Magnum package is finished by alloy wheels up to 22", interior enhancements and multimedia systems.

There’s ugly and then there’s a whole new level of ugly. This Porsche Cayenne Turbo might just very well be the poster child for the latter.

We don’t know how anybody could be possessed to dress up their Porsche Cayenne like this, but apparently someone in Dubai decided that it was a good idea to use this color – it’s a brownish-chocolate kind of shade – on a Cayenne.

Over in the Middle East, we’ve seen a lot of exotic cars get dressed up to the nines by their owners. While some of them have succeeded magnificently with their digs, others have whiffed miserably with their choices of color. We don’t need to ask you if you know which group we think the owner of this chocolate/rust-colored Porsche Cayenne Turbo belongs to.

In one word: blech.

Source: GT Spirit

Despite what may seem like a logical move to create a smaller Cayenne – the Roxster - in the way BMW and Audi recently did with the X1 and Q5 crossover, respectively, Porsche is not all too keen on jumping aboard that growing trend.

Instead of cutting into an already strong sales segment – the Cayenne is responsible for about 50 percent of their profits – Porsche has decided to just put even more focus on their SUV to make it stronger than it already is.

Part of the reason why Porsche has been hesitant on producing a smaller SUV that would be slotted below the Cayenne is that it might cut into the sales of their bread-winner in the same way the Q5 did with the Audi Q7 . Tempting as it may sound to open the company to an entirely broader client base with a mini-Cayenne, Porsche is sticking to their guns, which they believe would give them a better long term bottom line.

Continued after the jump.

Source: Autocar UK

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