Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne

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.

Gemballa hasn’t exactly had the best year, to say the least, in 2010. Earlier this year, the company’s founder, Uwe Gemballa mysteriously disappeared only to be found a few months later in South Africa, a victim of an apparent murder orchestrated by people that he may have had some prior involvement with.

Then in February, German police officials closed down the company’s tuning shop only to be re-opened a few months later when the company officially re-opened under new leadership with CEO Andreas Schwarz and Investor Steffen Korbach taking the reins and assuming full control of the company.

So after a tumultuous year, the new Gemballa is poised to enter 2011 on a positive note by announcing their latest project, the Tornado Porsche 958 Cayenne .

It may have taken longer than anyone would have liked, not to mention the tragic circumstances surrounding the untimely death of its founder, but the new company is trying to make sure that some semblance of normalcy returns after the year they’ve been through.

And, really, what better way to do that than to announce the development of a new and awesome project.

UPDATE 05/04/11: Here’s something you don’t see at an auto show: The Cayenne-based Gemballa Tornado made its official debut at the recently concluded 2011 Top Marques Monaco and before anybody else could take the SUV out for a test run at the Monaco Grand Prix circuit, an Arabian sheik bought the SUV 16 seconds after the show opened its doors. 16 seconds, people. That guys scooped up the Gemballa Tornado faster than it takes for us to drink our coffees in the morning.

Check out details for the Tornado Porsche 958 Cayenne after the jump.

Source: Gemballa

Tuners really love Porsche ’s latest models, especially the new generation Cayenne which has seen more than its fair share of tuning packages. Until now we’ve seen lots of tuning packages coming straight out of Germany, but Russian tuning firm, Met-R, has decided to take the Cayenne under their tuning wing and created a package that includes an aggressive body kit and an impressive engine update. The package may actually be a little familiar as Met-R has used it once before on the BMW X6 Interceptor .

Their package is called the Radical Star and offers an aggressive front fascia, wheel arch extensions (which add 100mm in width), and a carbon fiber rear diffuser. And with a name like Radical Star, it shouldn’t be surprising that this newly tuned vehicle is covered in star graphics.

Under the hood, the twin-turbo 4.8-liter V8 engine has been upgraded to deliver 556 HP, an increase of 63 HP over the standard Cayenne Turbo model. In order to obtain this increase the tuner made some ECU modifications and added a high-flow air filter.

If you’re interested in ordering this kit just know that the Russian tuner is asking $25,260 for the complete kit.

Source: Met-R

German tuner, Hamann, is killing two birds with one stone with an announcement for their first tuning package for the new generationPorsche Cayenne with an additional announcement for a future tuning package. And while the first package only includes aerodynamic changes, the future package will also include engine updates.

The exterior package includes a new front apron with integrated 2 LED daytime running lights, new side sills, and a new rear apron with a new Hamann sport rear muffler 4 tailpipes. The exterior also gets a new carbon fiber hood with additional air intake and a new set of ultra-light forged 22" 3-pieced light-alloy wheel. There is also a new exhaust system with a pre-catalysts converter.

Hamann is also offering a new suspension system for cars with air suspension. This new system will lower the Cayenne’s ride by 35 mm. As for the engine conversion, Hamann is currently offering an Electronic power advancement through a reprogramming of the ECU that will help diesel versions deliver up to 275 HP (up from a standard of 240 HP).

Tuning firm, TOPCAR, is slowly becoming a major player in the aftermarket industry for their works with a number of Porsche , BMW , and Bentley models they have worked on in the past 6 years.

Recently, the Russian aftermarket company announced that they were in the process of presenting a new aerodynamic body kit for the Porsche Cayenne Vantage GTR 2, using the Cayenne 2 model as its base.

With the new body kit, TOPCAR remodeled the Porsche SUV by adding a bevy of items, including a front spoiler bumper, a new bonnet, wide fenders, a rear spoiler bumper, and a diffuser, thereby turning it into a menacing piece of Stuttgart savagery. Likewise, all these parts were carefully made using high-grade items like carbon Kevlar and carbon fiber. On top of that, an engine upgrade is also still in the works, one that will see the Porsche Cayenne receive a major bump in power from 550 horsepower to 750 horsepower. Full details behind the improvement on the powertrain have yet to be released so we’re going to hold off on that end.

In the meantime, Top Car is already preparing the first seven models for its first customers with a total of only 50 units being made to ensure exclusivity for all of its prospective owners.

Press Release after the jump.

Source: Top-Car

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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