Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne

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 theirSPR1 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.

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Porsche has introduced new 911 variants to its model lineup since the beginning. Every few years the car get a redefined shape, slightly higher engine output and increased track performance. Since the company believes that the original 911 had the general shape of the sports car correct to begin with, the evolution has been a slow process more akin to refinement vs. redevelopment.

The year 2003 saw the introduction of the companies first SUV, the Cayenne. Critics loved to hate it and the consumer basically just loved it. They flew off dealer lots in record numbers and gave Porsche a big stick in the premium SUV market controlled by Mercedes and BMW . Few may have realized that the Cayenne was close to a rebodied Volkswagen Touareg , but few also cared. For its first complete redesign, Porsche engineers knew they had to push the boundaries with the Cayenne, give it far better performance and help it fit better within the portfolio.

There is no better way to establish whether or not they succeeded than by driving the new 2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Your average Porsche Cayman or Porsche Carrera 4S may be exciting, but Turbo models are the epitome of every line – bringing performance to new heights.

Hit the jump for more details on the 2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo.

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Ever since its official launch the new generation Porsche Cayenne has received lots of impressive tuning package. The latest one comes fromLumma Design and includes both exterior and interior updates, but also an impressive engine update.

The CLR 558 GT package includes a new front spoiler, rear bumper, side skirts, sporty looking bonnet and rear spoiler, but also lots of carbon fiber elements: rear lip, rear diffuser and front spoiler bottom all made from the ultra-light yet sturdy material. The whole look is completed by new exhaust system with middle tailpipe of a diameter of 100 millimeters flanked by the two 80 millimeter ones. The CLR 558 GT sits on 22" sports rims.

The interior gets a two-tone leather upholstery, Alcantara covering all the interior’s plastic coverings, an ergonomically shaped sports steering wheel (which includes an airbag) and the carbon-look interior ledges, color-coordinated instruments and aluminum pedals with anti-slip rubber coating.

For the diesel model, Lumma has increased the total output from 240 HP to 276 HP and the peak torque goes from 550 NM to 630 NM.

About a month ago, we showed you a finely crafted, tuned-up Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coupe courtesy of Merdad. Turns out, the aftermarket company isn’t done with their tool kits just yet. Another modified Porsche Cayenne Turbo has come out of the UK-based tuning shop. This time, it’s a four-door version that has been given its own full-blown Merdad exterior body upgrade.

For this particular version, the aerodynamic upgrades include an electronic lowering model that drops the car’s height by 40mm, a set of Merdad Racing 22” forged rims that come in either black or silver editions, and a Merdad “Super Sound” exhaust system at the exterior. For the interior, Merdad outfitted the Cayenne Turbo with a unique leather interior trim, specially-designed alloy racing pedals, entrance blends, a floor mat set, and steering wheel.

As far as we’re concerned, we actually prefer the Cayenne Turbo Coupe version – mostly because we like black more than white – but it’s not to say that this new project isn’t anything to laugh about. After all, when you’ve done the level of work that Merdad has done with Porsches, you trust these guys to release a product that’s certainly worth their stature in the industry.

Despite the fact that gas prices are still on the rise, the SUV market continues to grow, and 2010 brought in plenty of new models to further this growth process. Starting with the new generation Porsche Cayenne , the new BMW X3 , and the long waited Land Rover Evoque , the laundry list of SUVs gave us just about every model we could possibly ask for, and some we wish they would have taken back.

For the avid readers of TopSpeed, it’s no surprise that the Cayenne is on our list of top SUVs for the year. This vehicle was just as admired by us as it was with the dozens of tuners that tried their hand at remodeling it. The Evoque was also popular, but more so in the headlines with news stories of its release dominating the waves for a significant amount of time. The BMW X3 is no stranger to awards with a few already tacked on to its bumper from previous years. The newest model will be no different as its style and luxury has carried on through 2010.

We had our top three picks, but it was time to choose the winner. We based our choice on exterior design, performance, and fuel economy, which is rather important in vehicles of this class. Would tradition reign supreme or will a brand new model spank the competition?

Hit the jump to find out which SUV was our top pick for 2010.


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