One of our favorite parts of any auto show is seeing what the aftermarket industry has done to some of the finest vehicles in the world. At the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, we were completely floored by all the programs being displayed.
Whether it was the Lamborghini Aventador, the McLaren MP4-12C, or even a model like the BMW 3-Series, the tuning world was definitely well-represented in Geneva.
The list below highlights some of the most impressive programs we saw. Some came from some of the best tuners in the world and some came from some surprising tuners. Nevertheless, it all amounted to some pretty impressive sights. You can check out the list of vehicles that were given tuning programs and let us know which of these works you consider your favorites.
Check out the list of tuner cars from the 2012 Geneva Motor Show after the jump. Full story
German tuner, Gemballa, has brought an interesting styling package for the Porsche Cayenne Diesel to Geneva, dissuading the notion that a practical daily driver can’t be turned into a mean and aggressive road runner.
In essence, that’s what Gemballa was going for when they went to the 2012 Geneva Motor Show to show off their subtle yet stylish GT Aero 1 modular styling package. Known as one of the best carbon fiber aerodynamic kit builders in the world, Gemballa’s AERO 1 components are direct replacements for the original parts, and fit to the factory mounting points, which means that if the owner wants to return his Cayenne to its stock looks, he can do so without hampering any of the other body components.
Included in the AERO 1 package is a new front bumper and spoiler, which gives the SUV a more sporting appearance. In addition, the package also has new side skirts, a deeper rear bumper, and a new set of 22" ultra-light, forged alloy wheels.
Despite the minimal modifications, the AERO 1 conversation is only the beginning of what’s shaping up to be a comprehensive program for the second-generation Cayenne. To that, we can expect more out of these guys, with a full body kit already in the works to go with performance modifications.
Subtlety has never been a trait for Hamann. As they’ve shown over the years, they don’t waste any time building turning programs for premium vehicles and if you look at their program line-up for the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, you can tell that Hamann hasn’t changed one bit.
One of their vehicles in the show is the Porsche Cayenne Turbo Guardian EVO. You’ve probably seen this program done on the Cayenne in previous years, but for this model, the German tuning company will be using the 2012 Cayenne Turbo.
As is always the case, the Guardian Evo comes with an extensive body kit that dramatically changes the profile look of the Cayenne Turbo. The front bumper is much larger than the stock version and also comes with larger air intakes, integrated daytime running lights, LED fog lights, and LED full-beam lights. Another significant addition to the kit is the carbon bonnet, which comes with a power dome used to improve the engine’s ventilation. Hamann also added a new rear bumper with an integrated diffuser and twin steel exhaust pipes. Then the tuning company widened the wheel arches by 120mm on the front and 160mm on the rear and fitted a new set of 23" alloy wheels wrapped in 315/25 Dunlop Sport Maxx tires.
In terms of performance upgrades, Hamann added a new sports air filter and a custom exhaust, as well as remapped the ECU, resulting in a 50-horsepower improvement for the Guardian Evo. Thanks to all these upgrades, the SUV can now do 550 horsepower and 568 lb/ft of torque, an increase from the stock numbers of 500 horsepower and 517 lb/ft of torque. These improvements allow the Guardian Evo to hit 0-62 mph in 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 187 mph.
For about two years, it’s been rumored that Porsche was planning to offer a diesel version of their Cayenne SUV for the North American market and now, those rumors will finally be confirmed. Porsche will be headed to this year’s New York Auto Show with the American version of the Cayenne Turbo Diesel.
Just like the Volkswagen Touareg and the Audi Q7, the Cayenne Diesel will be powered by a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engine delivering a total of 240 HP and 406 lb-ft of torque. Porsche has promised that under city driving conditions, the new model will deliver a fuel economy of 20 mpg, a 5mpg improvement over the current Cayenne and Cayenne Turbo.
The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo Diesel will go on sale in America in the second half of 2012 and will be priced under the current Cayenne S hybrid, or about $65k. More details will follow closer to the car’s official debut, so stay tuned!
Every year, German tuner Lumma Design unveils a new iteration of their popular CLR 558 GT program for the Porsche Cayenne. Back in 2010, they came out with this gem of a project, before following it up with an equally impressive program in 2011.
This year, Lumma is back with the 2012 CLR 558 GT program and just like its predecessors, it comes with an extensive set of aerodynamic and performance upgrades that would make Cayenne owners drop to their knees.
On the aero front, Lumma built an aggressive bodykit made from PUR-RIM that includes a newly-styled front bumper with larger intakes, new grilles, wheel arch extensions, side skirts, a vented rear bumper with an integrated diffuser, a tailgate spoiler, and an imposing hood that was constructed from a carbon fiber and Kevlar composite. In addition, Lumma also added quad fog lamps, LED daytime running lights, and a new set of 22" wheels that are available in either Racing CLR 22 or Mono 22 styles, both of which come in either silver or matte black.
As far as performance enhancements are concerned, Lumma put in a D-Power-Box on the Cayenne’s management system, resulting in significant output spikes for both the Cayenne Diesel - from 245 horsepower and 406 lb/ft of torque to 280 horsepower and 464 lb/ft of torque - and the Cayenne Turbo - from 500 horsepower to 600 horsepower.
Russian tuning company, TopCar, arguably has one of the most extensive programs for the Porsche Cayenne. But it’s one thing to have a tuning program like the Cayenne Vantage 2; it’s a completely different thing to have a special edition version for a tuning program.
That’s what TopCar is presenting with their latest piece of work, called the "Cayenne Vantage 2 Carbon Edition." Decked in a ridiculous aerodynamic kit that’s made completely out of carbon fiber, the Vantage 2 Carbon Edition comes with carbon fiber front and rear bumpers, fenders, door sills, a new carbon fiber bonnet, a new spoiler on the rear trunk, d-shaped exhaust pipes, and a new set of ultralight forged wheels sourced from ADV.1.
Under the hood, the Cayenne Vantage 2 Carbon Edition also gets the same tuning work done on its "non-special edition" brethren. Included in this program is a new software engine management system, new air filters, and a new sports exhaust system that bump up the output from the standard 500 horsepower all the way up to an impressive 780 horsepower.
The Porsche Cayenne Vantage 2 Carbon Edition will be presented at the Top Line 2011 show in Moscow, which will run from December 16 to 19, 2011.
UPDATE 04/16/12: Top Car’s Porsche Cayenne Vantage 2 Carbon Edition will be on display at the 2012 Top Marques Monaco so if you’re in the vicinity of Monte Carlo later this week, be sure to check it out along with the Panamera Stingray GTR 7/25 one-off model!
German tuner, Hofele, has announced it will unveil a tuning kit based on the new Porsche Cayenne SUV. The package is called the Cayster GT 670 and includes a new 12-piece body kit, as well as a significant power increase for every model in the line-up, including the Hybrid version.
For a price of €4690 ($6,300), customers will receive a new front fascia, wheel arch extensions, a rear diffuser, and 4-tube stainless steel tailpipes that are available as "interlaced double oval" or "double round" versions. For an additional €2990 ($4,000), customers can also get a ventilated hood with carbon fiber accents.
For the interior, the Cayster GT 670 will add bi-colour "StarLight" leather with nested stripes, an inserted leather crest, quilted elements, and offset decorative stitching. An even sportier look will be provided by the addition of a set of carbon panels for the middle console, dashboard, and doors. The tuner will also be offering a new set of wheels, in sizes between 20" and 22."
The models in the line-up can also be updated to deliver even more power. The 3.0 TDI V6 has received an extra 69 HP, while the hybrid version has received an extra 100 HP.
The Porsche Cayenne Cayster GT 670 will be displayed at the 2011 Essen Motor Show.
Project Kahn rolls out more tuning programs for some of the most desirable cars on the market than any other aftermarket company we know. So when the Frankfurt Motor Show rolled around, it was expected that the British tuning company would be in attendance to show off their latest programs.
One of these is the new Vesuvius program for the Porsche Cayenne. Comprising of styling and engine updates, the Vesuvius kit once again showcases just how good these guys are at what they do.
The most noticeable upgrade for this particular Cayenne is the new body kit that seamlessly blends in with the car’s white body finish. Among the items included in the kit are buffed up fenders, rows of horizontal and vertical LED headlights, and a new set of Project Kahn’s very own RS wheels. Meanwhile, the interior of the Cayenne has been dressed up with a top-quality bespoke treatment that can be tailor-made depending on the customer’s preference.
As for the engine upgrade, Project Kahn has yet to divulge intimate details about it, opting only to say that it’s going to have a ’monstrous’ engine upgrade. In standard form, the Cayenne carries a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engine that delivers 240 horsepower and 405 lb/ft of torque. These figures are good enough for the SUV to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 7.8 seconds with a top speed of 136 mph. We can only imagine just how much of an improvement in performance the Porsche SUV will receive when Project Kahn finally reveals that ’monstrous’ engine upgrade they guaranteed it will have.
Hamann is coming to the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show locked, stocked, and ready to rock. The German tuning company is bringing a number of tuning projects to the world’s biggest auto show, one of which is the 2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Guardian Evo.
Featuring an aerodynamic package that includes an extensive body kit, the Cayenne Turbo Guardian Evo is coming to Frankfurt dressed to the nines. A new front apron with large air intakes are two of the many new additions to the Porsche SUV, as are the new integrated fog lights and LED daytime running lights. The kit also carries wider wheel arches, which increases the width of the Cayenne by 120 and 160 mm in the front and back, respectively. There are also new side skirts, a roof spoiler, a rear apron with an integrated diffuser, and a new exhaust system with two enormous tail pipes right in the middle of the rear apron. Hamann also improved the SUV’s suspension system, allowing the ride height to be lowered by 335 mm. Inside, the Hamann dressed up the Guardian Evo with the works, including a full leather upholstery, a new steering wheel, and plenty of carbon fiber components on the center console and instrument panel of the Cayenne Turbo.
As for performance, Hamann spared no expense in tweaking the Cayenne Turbo’s capabilities, re-mapping the ECU and adding a sports silencer, sports catalysts, and a sports air filter. All the modifications result in the Cayenne Turbo boasting an increased output of 550 horsepower at 6,100 rpm and 568 lb/ft of torque from 2,300 rpm to 4,600 rpm, up from the standard model’s 500 horsepower output with a peak torque of 516 lb/ft. The improvements allow the Cayenne Guardian Evo to hit 0 to 62 mph in just 4.6 seconds, as well as reach an improved top speed of 187 mph.
TechArt has been one of the foremost tuning companies of Porsche vehicles, having produced a long list of programs for the Stuttgart-based company.
Their next program for the Porsche Cayenne will introduce a new set of aerodynamic kits for the SUV, called the TECHART Aerodynamic Kit I, as well as a performance program courtesy of the company’s new TA 058/T1 performance kit.
Among the parts included in the aero kit are a three-piece front spoiler with integrated air ducts, custom side skirts, a roof spoiler, and a modified rear apron. In addition, interested customers will also receive redesigned taillights, stainless steel dual tail pipes with a special embossed lettering, and last, but not least, a new set of custom alloy wheels that are available from 20" to 23."
TechArt will also be offering their new TA 058/T1 performance kit for a number of variants of the Cayenne, specifically the Diesel and Turbo versions. The former, which carries a 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine with an output of 240 horsepower and 405 lb/ft of torque, will see an increase of 40-horsepower and 51.6 lb/ft of torque, hitting 280 ponies and 457 lb/ft of torque. This allows the SUV to hit 0-62 mph in 7.2 seconds.
Meanwhile, the latter carries a 4.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with 500 horsepower and 516 lb/ft of torque. Thanks to TechArt’s performance program, the output climbs to 560 horsepower and 575 lb/ft of torque with a 0-62 mph time of just 4.4 seconds.
There’s plenty to like about the TECHART Aerodynamic Kit I and the TA 058/T1 performance kit and we certainly can’t wait to see what other surprises the company has in store for us when the Frankfurt Motor Show opens its doors in the coming weeks.