Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne

Generally, the focus of diesel cars is on fuel economy and not so much on performance, but with a little help from the capable hands of tuners, a diesel car can become what it should have been from the start: a powerful and environmentally friendly machine. Superchips, for instance, has prepared an ECU remap for the 2010 Porsche Cayenne Diesel 3.0 TDI. With their help, the output for the Cayenne has been boosted by up to 47 bhp at 4044 rpm, while the peak torque has been increased by an impressive 82 Nm. The best part about this kit is that, even with increased power, the fuel economy stays exactly the same at just 8.2 liters/100 kilometers (equal to 34.4 mpg imp). In fact, sometimes the fuel economy even improved due to the extra low rev torque available.

The result is quite impressive for a 4,630-pound SUV. The standard Cayenne Diesel 3.0 TDI develops 240 HP, but the Cayenne by Superchips now goes up to 287 HP, which is a little bit closer to the SUV’s gas-powered brother that develops 300 HP.

The Porsche Cayenne Diesel by Superchips is available now for £445 and comes with a 12 month/30,000 supplementary warranty.

Press release after the jump.

We have seen lots of tuning packages for the new generation Porsche Cayenne , including ones from Lumma Design , TechArt , CarGraphic , and Je Design , but this new tuning package from SpeedArt may just take the cake. It’s called the Titan Evo and provides the luxury SUV with interior and exterior updates, as well as a tweaked engine. The very best part about this package is that it can be applied to all of the models in the Cayenne lineup, something none of the other tuners provided.

The exterior and interior modifications may be minimal, but they are enough to customize the Cayenne into something more than standard. The exterior receives optimized mounting parts for the front and rear skirts, wide side skirts, and, of course, 23" forged wheels. The interior was jazzed up with sporty carbon fiber single shell-type seats and special interior colors.

And just like when you are eating a cake and you save the bite with the most icing for last, we’ve saved the engine updates for last. The diesel version of the Cayenne gets an added 50 HP and 70 NM of torque while the hybrid model gets its horsepower boosted by 70 HP and 50 NM of torque. The Turbo version gets the biggest jump with an increase of 100 HP and 150 NM of torque. All models will also get a sport exhaust system with sound switch control and 2x100 mm twin tailpipes and an electronic lowering module.

No matter how you slice it, the Titan Evo created by SpeedArt is definitely the most delectable package we’ve seen for the Porsche Cayenne

Press release after the jump.

We don’t know what it is about the Porsche Cayenne that makes tuners from all over the world jump up for joy at the chance to get their hands on Porsche’s little SUV, but here we are again with another tuner and another set of upgrades for the beloved Porsche . This time it’s Lumma Design and they have touched up the Porsche Cayenne with exterior and interior modifications, with an engine update to follow very soon.

The Porsche Cayenne CLR 558 GT gets its exterior tweaks with a new front bumper with enlarged air inlets, integrated front fog lamps and daytime running lights, different carbon-fiber inserts, a sport-look hood made of carbon-kevlar with integrated ventilation openings, wheel arch extensions with door attachments, and a rear bumper with an integrated rear diffuser. The interior mods are a little less intense with two-tone, high quality leather upholstery - Alcantara or exotic skin - pedals made in aluminum with integrated non-slippery elements, and different carbon fiber inserts being the only adjustments.

Since information for the engine update has not been released yet we can only imagine that the 558 in the name of the finished product is hinting at the number of ponies that this SUV is willing to throw out. If this is the case, that would mean that Lumma Design was able to pinch out an extra 58hp from the 4.8-liter V8 biturbo that powers the most powerful Cayenne. Sweet!

Press release after the jump.

Porsche revealed today the official details on the second generation Cayenne SUV just a few days before its official debut next week at the Geneva Motor Show. The new generation SUV will be offered in five different versions: standard, diesel, hybrid, S and Turbo and prices in Europe range from 55,431 Euro (aprox. $75.000) to 115,526 Euro (aprox. $156.000).

The most important news for the new generation Cayenne is the debut of the Cayenne S Hybrid, a model that combines a 47 hp electric motor with a 333 hp compressor engine. The two drive units deliver a total of 380 bhp and peak torque of 427 lb-ft at just 1,000 rpm.

The standard version is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine with an output of 300hp; the diesel one gets a 240 bhp , 405 lb-ft 3-liter V6 engine; S version gets a 4.8-liter V8 with 400 hp; and finally the top version, Cayenne Turbo is powered by a 4.8-liter V8 biturbo with an impressive 500 hp.

The new generation Cayenne comes with new design, both inside and out, with an extra-light all-wheel drive system that reduced the total weight by 400 lbs.

UPDATE 05/19/2010: Official U.S. pricing has just been announced for the 2011 Porsche Cayenne. The standard version is priced at $46,700 while the S version can be purchased for $63,700. The Cayenne S Hybrid is priced at $67,700 and the most powerful version, the Turbo has a starting price of $104,800.

UPDATE 05/21/2010: Check out Porsche’s first commercial for the 2011 Porsche Cayenne after the jump.

UPDATE 06/14/2010: Now that Porsche has officially started the deliveries of the new generation Cayenne, the company has announced that the SUV will also be available with a new V6 and a new diesel engine. In Germany the new Cayenne Diesel is priced at 59,596 euros.

Updated 10/28/2010: Porsche has revealed today prices for the 2011 Cayenne S Hybrid sport-utility vehicle that will go on sale in November through its 197 authorized U.S. dealers. . Its base MSRP is $67,700 (excluding destination), and like all Cayenne models, it is not subject to a gas-guzzler tax.

Press release after the jump.

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This year has been a very successful year for both the Cayenne and the Panamera , with the newly launched SUV selling just under 30,000 units since its launch in May this year, and the luxury saloon in tow with just under 22,000 sales. These sentiments have been echoed by the awards they have managed to amass in such a short amount of time.

Judges and readers from the world’s top motoring magazines have put their opinions down on par during extensive surveys discussing the best cars for 2010 – in a plethora of categories. The guys at Porsche have much to be proud of with both cars taking home numerous accolades each. Both the Panamera and Cayenne have enjoyed the favor of knowledgeable journalists and the public alike, which goes to show just how popular they are.

Hit the jump to read all about the tons of awards presented to these two models.

Source: Porsche

Everyone knows that Project Kahn is all about discreet, but styled tuning. And their latest package offered for the Porsche Panamera is no exception. Well, except for the fact that they use pretty much the same technique as they did on the Porsche Cayenne back in May, but hey, whatever works.

Starting off the twin package is a new set of wheels and a triple exhaust integrated in the rear outlets. The tuner also hooked up the Panamera with a modest body kit and a few interior modifications in which details have not been given. Being that Project Kahn doesn’t usually mess with the engine, we’re not surprised to see that the Panamera’s 500hp has not been touched. They just threw in some extra pieces and painted the exterior black to make this Panamera come to life. And with a top speed of 189 mph (if you opt for the Sport package) who could ask for more from a luxury sedan?

TechArt has come out with more than their fair share of tuning kits for the Porsche Cayenne, but it seems that they are not done finding ways to bring the Porsche out of the luxury SUV. Their latest kit is called the Magnum and is one they have used a few times over the years, with each year getting a few different modifications. This year’s TechArt Magnum based off of the 2011 Porsche Cayenne comes with no power upgrades, but a few exterior and interior modifications. It’s official debut will be made at the Auto Zurich Car Show on November 11th-14th, 2010.

The new Magnum package includes a front apron with two large air intakes and integrated TechArt daytime running lights, as well as an additional xenon double headlamp unit and air ducts. The TechArt Aero engine hood gets outfitted in carbon fiber with integrated air outlets while the side of the car get new side skirts and elegant trims on all four doors. The rear gets 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 in polished stainless steel. The package is finished by 20- to 23-inch light alloy wheels.

The interior package gets a roof mounted Entertainment Kit with an adjustable overhead monitor and a hand-made display console in leather, 3-spokes sport steering wheel, and TechArt paddle shifters.

All in all this package isn’t all that bad for the Porsche Cayenne , but we would rather highly talented tuner like TechArt bring out more fire in the otherwise slower Porsche model.

Press release after the jump.

Ever since its official launch, the new generation Porsche Cayenne has received lots of attention from tuners around the globe. This year at the MPH show, Merdad will unveil a new tuning program offered in two versions: a 3 door Merdad Cayenne 902 Coupe and a Merdad 5 door will also be taking its place at the show.

While the tuner has not revealed any details on the program, they did announce that it will deliver between 550 and 750 HP and will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. "We now feel the time is right to unveil the Merdad Cayenne 902 Coupe and the Merdad 5 door to the world at MPH and are excited to see what the visitors to the show think of its unique design and unbelievable power will truly set the show and the rest of the world alight."

More details will be revealed closer to the official unveiling.

Press release after the jump.

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As useless as they might seem to some people, the luxury full size vehicle segment is one that is a fairly large seller in the United States. The ability to travel off the road – in most cases -, haul a family and cargo, and ride around in the lap of luxury is the quintessential American dream.

That might have been a lie, as America’s offerings in the luxury SUV market aren’t all that good compared to the rest of the world. That doesn’t mean that the U.S is lagging behind though. It might not be great, but the Cadillac Escalade is the king of bling and one of the most recognizable vehicles on the road.

So, what sort of characteristics do we look for in these monsters of the road? Obviously, they need to look good because, after all, that’s what matters most with these things. The motors need to be strong and fuel efficient, the interiors need to be built and laid out well, and they need to be able to travel in the rough stuff. There is no price cap for these vehicles.

Hit the jump to see the list.

Ask any rationale warm-blooded man out there and they’ll tell you that the only thing that can equal a beautiful car is a beautiful girl – or vice versa.

So when you hear about news that Porsche and the Model Lounge teamed up during the New York Fashion Week to assist models around the city amid the hectic schedules they have, you’re probably thinking the same thing we are: “why can’t we be the ones driving those Porsches?”

Unfortunately, that part isn’t up for discussion. What is, though, is this video, which chronicles the partnership struck between Porsche and the Model Lounge wherein the automaker provided a fleet of Panameras and Cayennes at the models’ disposal, getting them to and from a number of locations within the city.

If you’re thinking that being a model is as easy as pouting while walking the catwalk, try living in their shoes – or in this case, three-inch high stilettos – for one day. Sure, it has its perks, but it’s also not as easy as it looks.

Fortunately for these gorgeous women, Porsche was there to lend a helping hand, or should we say, a helping number of Cayennes and Panameras.

Press Release after the jump.

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