Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne

After showing off the Vesuvius edition, Kahn Design is offering up a new tuning package based on the Porsche Cayenne . As usual, Kahn didn’t provide any changes under the hood, but made some aesthetically pleasing changes on the exterior and the interior.

The exterior package includes new vented front and rear wide wheel arches, integrated LED daylight running lights for front wheel arch vents, lower boot lid spoiler, liquid red brake calipers, full colour coded bumpers with matte pearl gray inserts, carbon fibre detailing on front bumper sections.

The tuner is also offering new sport suspensions springs and a new Kahn stainless steel quad exhaust system. The car sits on a new set of 22" Kahn RS600 wheels.

For the interior, the tuner is offering a blend of quilted claret and perforated leather with the speedo and rev counter fascia in red and cream. The tuner is also offering their customers the possibility to express their own personality when customizing the car’s interior.

If you want to buy this car, expect to pay £77,875 - or about $125,000 at the current exchange rates.

Europeans have been driving a diesel version of the Porsche Cayenne since 2009, but now Porsche has finally decided that it was the right time for the US market to get in on the action. After being rumored for quite some time, the US version version of the Cayenne Diesel will be making its world debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show.

The new Cayenne Diesel is powered by an efficient 3.0-liter V6 turbo
diesel engine that delivers a total of 240 HP and 406 lb.-ft. of torque. It sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 7.2 seconds and can hit a top speed of 135 mph. This figures are delivered while still providing a fuel economy of 23 mpg on a combined cycle. The engine is mated to an 8-speed Tiptronic S transmission, without the Auto Start/Stop function available on other Cayenne variants.

The new Porsche Cayenne Diesel will go on sale in September 2012 at a starting price of $55,750, not including a $975 destination charge.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel.

Porsche 911 Turbo

Porsche ’s only turbo engines are found in the 911 Turbo , the Cayenne Turbo , and the Panamera Turbo , but that all may change soon. Porsche is planning on replacing natural aspiration with turbocharging in a series of other models, including the model set to carry the previously rumored four-cylinder engine .

These new turbo engines will have the advantage of delivering more horse power, as well as reducing fuel consumption and emissions. The car will also be equipped with a turbo engine that will sound completely different, which certainly matters when comparing sports cars.

In an interview with Dutch magazine, Autovisie, a Porsche technician offered a few more details on this upcoming technology: "Turbos are purely for improving the performance and are still only used on the top models. But the combination between smaller engines and turbocharging is a very promising way to lower the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Because of these two factors we will be offering turbo engines in models below the top series in the future. A four-cylinder boxer engine with a turbo is conceivable. But as before, the name 911 Turbo will only be for the model with the highest level of performance used."

We’ll see if we can dig up more information to pass along, so stay tuned!

Image above is a rendering of the 2013 Porsche 911/991 Turbo .

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.

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.

Porsche Cayenne

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.

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