Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne

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.

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The Car Show: Season 1 Episode 1

The Car Show came back this week full of entertaining segments and an array of vehicles to satiate our automotive appetites. During this episode, John Salley was able to fall in line with an Indy 500 pit crew to see what it takes to drive one of the racers and Matt Farah and Adam Corolla take a couple of luxury SUVs through the ringer to see which of them is the best for hauling ass and groceries. Matt Farah also gets a chance to take the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder Performante out for a spin at the Monticello Motor Club, while all of the hosts get to meet the most interesting, and rather odd, Lamborghini owner ever.

Along with the usual mini-segments provided for every episode, this week we also got to take part in The Car Show Repair Shop where viewers call in and ask the hosts about problems they are having with their cars. If you think these people are weird, try listening to some of their problems.

Hit the jump for full details on The Car Show: Season 1 Episode 5.

TechArt ’s bread and butter is clearly found on the latest models in Porsche’s lineup. This German tuner has updated a never-ending list of Porsches and the Cayenne seems to be the vehicle of choice. Their latest kit is for the diesel variant and features their old Magnum package with a power increase to boot.

The star of the show is the new TechTronic power kit TA 058/D1 that will add another 40 HP and 52 lb-ft of torque to the car’s standard 240 HP and 405 lb-ft. With a new total of 280 HP and 457 lb-ft of torque, the updated Cayenne Diesel Magnum will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds and to 100 mph in 18.9 seconds. Top speed has been increased to 144 mph. Exploiting this new-found power is a new sport exhaust system with twin tailpipes and an embossed TECHART logotype. This ensures that the giant Porsche’s purr gets a bit more growl.

The exterior of the Cayenne Diesel is nothing new as the Magnum package first debuted at the Auto Zurich Car Show in 2010 and in many other variants throughout the years. This package puts in a front apron with two large air intakes and integrated TechArt daytime running lights, an Aero engine hood outfitted in carbon fiber with integrated air outlets, a three-part tail light trim with an integrated spoiler shape, and a new set of wheels. The interior also gets some attention with a roof mounted Entertainment Kit with an adjustable overhead monitor, a hand-made display console in leather, a 3-spoke sport steering wheel, and TechArt paddle shifters.

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.

Happy fake car shopping everyone!

Check out my list after the jump.

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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.

The2011 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.

Check out the list after the jump

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.


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