Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne

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.

A few months ago, Merdad – one of our favorite tuning firms in the world – unveiled the first details on their new project for the Porsche Cayenne . Chopping off two of its doors, Merdad turned the Cayenne into a sharper looking coupe by making the necessary adjustments to compensate for the loss of the two doors.

The Cayenne 902 Coupe is not different. As with a lot of their recent works with the Cayenne , Merdad used a comprehensive styling kit with new aerodynamic parts that are complemented by an electronic lowering module and accentuated by a set of 22” alloy wheels that comes in a choice of either black or silver colors. Merdad also took the Cayenne’s interior and dressed it up to the nines by adding black leather and red Alcantara with new trims and a sports steering wheel.

The UK-based tuning firm also tweaked and fine-tuned the Cayenne’s engine with a variety of engine upgrades, bumping up the SUV’s output – depending on the program – to 550 horsepower and all the way up to 750 horsepower. The top-end version of the Cayenne 902 is expected to hit a staggering 0-60 mph time of just a little over four seconds – 4.4 seconds, to be exact.

The Russian automotive beauty experts, TopCar , are taking yet another opportunity to remodel the new generation Porsche Cayenne by providing another package with exterior and interior updates. It is called the Vantage 2 and is basically the non-GTR version of the Vantage GTR2 provided by the same tuner.

For the exterior, the package adds a long list of carbon fiber elements, including a new front spoiler bumper, front fender extensions, and a new bonnet. More carbon can be found on the side skirts, rear spoiler, roof spoiler, rear fender wings, and diffuser with LED brake light strip. The package also includes a new set of wheels available in either 22" or 23" dimensions. The interior only gets cleaned up with hand-crafted leather and different aluminum insertions.

However, the most impressive changes were made under the hood. Much like its GTR partner, the Vantage 2’s 4.8 liter twin-turbocharged V8 version has been tweaked to deliver 760hp, up from the standard 500hp. Mum’s the word on the new performance numbers as of yet, but we’ll pass them along as soon as we get them.


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