Here at Topspeed, we love to keep our readers as involved in our pieces as possible and we figured there was no better way to do that than by engaging in a good ’ol hypothetical game of "Car-In-Your-Garage." Okay, so the game is completely made up, but it’s still something that gets us in the mood to think of five cars we’d love to have in our garages. As with any other game of this magnitude, though, there are some rules that we need to follow:
First, the price total of all five cars combined should not exceed $500,000.
Second, at most you can only pick up to two supercars. Third, you need to have FIVE cars on your list in the interest of variety and back-and-forth discussion. Fourth, you don’t have to hit the $500,000 limit exactly. If you’re happy with $300,000 worth, then that’s your call. You’ll be wasting $200 grand in fake money, but who’s really counting, right?
Once you’ve figured out your list, indulge all of us and put it down in the comments section below. If you feel the need to explain why you picked the car, feel free to elaborate.
What could be better than winning a brand new Porsche tax-free? Well, dear sirs, that would be winning two Porsches tax-free. And to make things even more enticing; one of those Porsches is a one-of-a-kind 2011 Hurley Haywood Edition Porsche GT3. Intrigued? Read on.
Continental Tire and GRAND-AM are offering up the 2011 Hurley Haywood Edition Porsche GT3 and a 2011 Porsche Cayenne S. Hybrid as part of the 2011 Continental Tire Dream Giveaway, a fundraising event sponsored by WorldCause Foundation. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go towards Camp Boggy Creek, a camp for children - ages 7-16 - who are suffering from chronic or life-threatening illnesses.
The 2011 Hurley Haywood Edition Porsche GT3 is the fastest, most powerful 911 GT3 to date and was named after Motorsports Hall of Famer and GRAND-AM Racing legend, Hurley Haywood. It is powered by a naturally aspirated 3.8 liter six-cylinder boxer engine that produces 435 HP. This output gets the GT3 from 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds, and doesn’t stop until it hits 194 mph.
The 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid is the newest version of the popular Porsche SUV. It is powered by a combination of a supercharged V6 engine and a 47 HP electric motor. Total output for the package is 380 HP and 427 lb-ft, allowing the Cayenne to make it to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds and giving it a top speed of 150 mph.
So, there you go folks. You have a chance to win a speedy family transporter and a one-of-a-kind rockstar sports car, all for just entering yourself in a drawing and helping some kids. Can’t beat that!
Hit the jump to read more about how to enter the 2011 Continental Tire Dream Giveaway.
Back in February TechArt has unveiled a pretty impressive package for the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Now the tuner has revealed a pretty impressive Individualization option list for the Cayenne. The package starts with an Aero engine hood with integrated air outlets, a roof spoiler in combination with the three-part tail light trim with an integrated spoiler shape.
For the exterior lighting customer can choose between LED lightning packages in black and chrome or halogen lightning packages. The LED system unit integrates the day-driving light, sidelights, parking lights and indicators in a single housing. And of course there is a new sports exhaust system and a new set of light alloy wheels.
For the interior TechArt is offering an Entertainment Kit W2 that includes two 7-inch monitors seamlessly integrated into high-quality TECHART leather monitor consoles in the color of the vehicle’s interior and located at the front seat backrests. The tuner offers offers foldable rear single seats as well as an elegant rear center console for more storage space in the fond of the SUV.
Now that the 2011 Geneva Motor Show has come and gone, it goes without saying that the event was arguably the biggest and most successful auto show since the 2009 IAAs in Frankfurt, Germany.
Some might contend that, but as far as we’re concerned, its been a while since we had an auto show that has been as widely attended by almost all automakers in the world quite like what we saw in Geneva.
And while we may have been introduced to a lot of the cars that were launched in Geneva beforehand, there were still some models, mostly of the concept variety, that took us by surprise.
Most of these models weren’t previewed before the event so when the Geneva Motor Show opened its doors, just about everybody in attendance and those keeping tabs over the Web didn’t see these cars coming.
But now that they’re here, we can take a look at the models that made the 2011 Geneva Motor Show that much more interesting.
Speaking in terms of popularity, no SUV has been subjected to aftermarket modifications quite as often as the Porsche Cayenne. Somehow, there’s something about this SUV that draws tuning companies from all over the world to it similar to how a moth gets drawn to a flame.
But unlike the unfortunate moth that gets burned when it comes too close to the flame, the Porsche Cayenne has reaped the benefits of all these modifications, so much so that it’s hardly surprising anymore if a new tuner comes out and introduces their new package for the SUV. This is where we find ourselves after FAB Design released a new bodykit conversion for the Cayenne, one that features a strong dose of aggressive aesthetics and aerodynamic improvements. Among the modifications FAB Design gave the Cayenne includes a new front spoiler with larger air intakes, a new and vented engine bonnet, new side skirts, wider fenders, a retooled rear bumper that comes with an integrated diffuser, four trapezoidal tailpipes along, plenty of carbon fiber to go around, and a set of 22” multi-piece double-spoke forged alloy wheels. The interior also gets dressed up with carbon fiber inlays, Alcantara and leather trims, and aluminum applications.
While the package mostly consists of aerodynamic and aesthetic changes, FAB Design made it a point to give the engine a little tweak of its own, giving it an additional 50 horsepower and 100 Nm of torque, raising the SUV’s total output to 550 horsepower and 800 Nm of torque.
Overall, FAB Design’s new package for the Cayenne just goes to show how hard it is to come up with a unique program for an SUV that’s as "tuner friendly" as the Cayenne. On that end, the tuning firm did about as good a job as we’ve seen in quite some time.
It’s kind of hard to imagine that Hamann has been around the industry since 1986. Yep. 25 years, and still going strong.
The Laupheim-based aftermarket specialist currently has a long list of tuned up vehicles to its credit and while some were better off than others, one thing that you can count on is that Hamann will most definitely bring the good with every project they take on.
If you wanted any more proof of that, look no further than their latest program for the Porsche Cayenne Turbo called the "Guardian", which they debuted at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.
The program, which consists of powerful performance enhancements, new aerodynamic components, and a luxed-up interior, certainly doesn’t lack for aesthetic and engine upgrades. Not that we’re complaining because the whole program is actually pretty impressive. Then again, we really shouldn’t have expected anything less than spectacular from these guys, right? They’ve been around longer than many of us have been born, and if you can stay that long in the business without a hint of drop-off, then you must be doing something good.
Details on the Porsche Cayenne "Guardian" after the jump.
It seems as though every tuner and their cousin has gotten their hands on a new generation Porsche Cayenne in order to do some sort of modification to it. Sportec is no different and, alongside their SPR1 FL in Geneva, the Swiss tuner is also displaying the SP580 package for the SUV. Sportec clearly focused on power updates for both vehicles because, other than a few exterior mods, the engines were the only components given impressive updates.
Starting off with the easiest part of the project, Sportec is offering customers a new set of 22-inch Sportec Mono/7 forged wheels in a dark charcoal finish and an electronic suspension control module that can lower the Cayenne by up to 30 mm. That’s all folks.
More time was taken under the hood as the tuner put in a Motronic system that adds an extra 80 HP and a 74 lbs-ft of torque to the standard 3.6-liter V6 engine producing 300 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 295 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,000 rpm. For those non-math majors, that takes the Cayenne to 380hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. The package also includes a new free-flow stainless steel exhaust system with quad 90 mm tailpipes.
TechArt has tuned up just about every Porsche model it can get its hands on and now they are headed to the Geneva Motor Show with their new TA 058/T1 power kit as part of their Magnum program. This kit will be launched in the new generation Porsche Cayenne Turbo and will bump up the crossover’s power to a total of 560 hp and 780 NM of torque. As a result, the sprint from 0 to 60 mph is now made in 4.4 seconds, from 0 to 124 mph will be in 15.8 seconds, and the top speed halts at 178 mph.
In order to obtain this impressive engine update, TechArt is also offering an intelligent electronic power management and a TECHTRONIC engine management. The exterior comes with the usual Magnum program updates, including a front apron with two large air intakes and integrated TechArt daytime running lights, a TechArt Aero engine hood outfitted in carbon fiber with integrated air outlets, new side skirts, and elegant trims on all four doors. There is also a TechArt three-part tail light trim with an integrated spoiler shape in combination with the roof spoiler and a new exhaust system with sport tailpipes.
The Porsche Cayenne Turbo by TechArt does a number on the one provided by Merdad, another tuning firm. That kit only worked on the vehicle’s exterior and left the engine completely untouched. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to know that adding more power to the car gets our vote almost instantaneously, but the fact that TechArt’s Cayenne also gets some nice exterior mods definitely lands them in our number one spot.
If you think this new tuning package looks a bit familiar then you get some extra points for your attention to detail. SpeedART’s talented engineers have put together a wide body kit for the Porsche Cayenne that is the most delectable package we’ve seen for the SUV, which is exactly what we said about it when SpeedArt first revealed it in 2010. To be fair, the new kit isn’t exactly the same. In fact, the small additions they have made change the look of the vehicle even more so than the original. The new Titan-EVO-XL 600 package is set to be revealed at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, but here are a few details to mull over until that time.
SpeedArt’s new tuning kit is based on the Cayenne Turbo and, as its name suggests, updates to the engine allow the SUV to get 600 HP (up from a standard 500 HP) and 627 lbs-ft of torque. Adding to the package is a new flashy bodykit with striping similar to the Porsche 997 GT3 RS MkII and many other new components, including new front and rear bumpers, side skirts, and a new exhaust system. Finishing the sporty look of the Cayenne is a new set of 23-inch forged alloy wheels.
The interior of the Porsche also sees some modifications such as new carbon shell-type seats and a multi-media-unit with an iPad and iPod-docking-station.
More details on the Porsche Cayenne Titan-EVO-XL 600 by speedART will be unveiled as the Geneva Motor Show draws near, so stay tuned!
The tuning packages for the Porsche Cayenne just keep piling on, don’t they? Just a couple of days ago, Lumma Design revealed their CLR 558 GT based on the SUV and now Mansory has released their new tuning kit for the Cayenne. The new package includes aerodynamic updates, ultra-light aluminum rims, and powerful engine enhancements.
The aerodynamic package includes plenty of carbon fiber add-ons such as front and rear aprons, side skirts, bonnet, and mudguards. The package also includes large air inlets to provide plenty of fresh air for the Cayenne’s 4.8 liter turbo engine. The car sits on fully forged 10x22 inch mono block rims in turbine design.
That 4.8L turbo will also be getting an upgrade thanks to larger turbo chargers and a stainless steel sports exhaust system. Mansory’s additions allow the Cayenne to deliver a total of 690 HP and 800 Nm at 4,800 r.p.m. With these new numbers, the Cayenne will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in only 4.4 seconds and will reach a top speed of 186 mph.