Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne

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.

If you want your Porsche to be tweaked to its maximum capacity, many would automatically check out RUF . This German tuner specializes in all things Porsche and are known to refine and enhance Porsche’s models better than most. Their most recent concoction is a tuning package for the Porsche Cayenne Diesel. This new kit is available in two upgrade versions with a max output of 310 HP (from a standard 240 HP). The package can be applied to the Cayenne version powered by direct-injected 3.0 liter V6 turbo engine mated to eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission.

In the first package called the Upgrade One, the Cayenne Diesel’s performance is increased to 288 hp with a peak torque of 580 NM. It includes the optimization of the electronic engine management system and is priced at 3,850 € plus VAT. In the second package, Upgrade 2, the power boost is taken to an awesome 310 HP and a peak torque of 630 NM. This upgrade includes a modified turbocharger and the optimization of the engine management system and is priced at 7,300 € plus VAT.

We enjoy a good power boost just as much, if not more, than anyone, but a couple of exterior modifications would have been nice to see on the Porsche . RUF has decided against those types of upgrades at this point, but we are hoping they will add a bit of style to this package at some point.

Press release after the jump.

Now that Porsche has officially unveiled the new generation Cayenne , they have also slipped out some of the first images and details on the Sport Package that will be offered for the S version starting April 2011. The package carries a small price tag of $3,000.

The package will include larger wheel arches, body-colored door moldings, new trim on the lower body in body color, an added roof spoiler, and quad tailpipes. We anticipate a few changes in the interior followed by a new set of wheels, but no word has been given on what those changes may be.

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 while the S version gets a 4.8-liter V8 with 400 hp. The top version of the Cayenne, the Turbo, is powered by a 4.8-liter V8 biturbo with an impressive 500 hp. In the USA, the S version is priced at $63,700. So, if you opt for a Cayenne S with the Sport Package - get those calculators out - the prices will start at $66.7K.

Source: WCF

We’ve said this before; we don’t know why environmentally-conscious people would even look into beefing up their hybrid, but apparently there are some people who are interested in juicing up the horsepower on the Cayenne S Hybrid while still maintaining a "green" state of mind. Back in June, Cargraphic came out with a performance package for the Cayenne Hybrid and now SpeedArt has prepared one. Of course both tuners started by updating the engine’s performances, but SpeedArt actually gave us some numbers. The Cayenne Hybrid’s V6 engine has been updated to deliver 450 HP and 570 NM from a lollygagging 380 bhp and 427 lb-ft of torque. The result is a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 6 seconds and a top speed of 156 mph.

The package also includes a a sport exhaust with sound switch and 2x100 mm tail pipes, as well as 22" wheels type LSC-FORGED. The car’s exterior is completed by a sporty blue foliation combined with a white base color. The tuner is also preparing two different body kits.

Along with these other additions, SpeedArt will also include a new air-ride system and an electronic lowering kit module for the Cayenne. For the compressor motor, a special turbo pressure gauge will be mounted on the car’s dashboard, so that turbo pressure can be observed all the time.

This package for the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid seems to be a lot more complete than the previous one provided by CarGraphic. Pricing has not yet been released, but we imagine that if people were to actually supe up their hybrid, they would want the works no matter what the cost.

Press release after the jump.

German tuner, Cargraphic, got their hands on the Porsche Cayenne Diesel back in March and already they are taking another stab at the SUV. This latest package comes with a 22% increase in power with a result of 292 HP and 644 NM of torque. This kit beats out their previous one by 2hp and manhandles the power upgrade given to the Cayenne Diesel by Lumma Design (they were only able to get 276hp out of the SUV).

The result is a top speed of 141 mph and an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) which is one second faster than the standard model. Also, going from 60 to 130 km/h in fifth gear saves a good 1.5 seconds in comparison to the normal Cayenne Diesel.

The tuning kit is called the KTC 300 and also includes a new stainless steel exhaust system and a set of 9.5x22 inch (front) and 10.5x22 inch (rear) cast aluminum sport wheels. The whole package is finished by a Cargraphic module for the air suspension, which lowers the car 40 mm at the front and 30 mm at the back.

Press release after the jump.

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Porsche uses electric Boxsters to further hybrid research

Porsche, Porsche, Porsche. That’s all we have been hearing lately and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Some might consider Porsche’s trip down the hybrid lane as a bit of a betrayal against its sporting roots, but we see it as a natural progression that every automaker, no matter how sporting, will need to make eventually. And Porsche is very proud of their achievements as they will showcase their three rockin’ hybrids during the Monterey Peninsula Automotive Week from August 9-15th, 2010.

The Porsche 911 GT3 Hybrid, the Porsche Spyder concept, and the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid will all be on display sometime during the maniacal stream of events taking place during this automotive week. The Porsche 911 GT3 Hybrid will be on display at the Porsche Zentrum on August 12-15th, 2010. The Porsche Zentrum is a specially-built facility open to visitors and is located on the compounds of the Pebble Beach Lodge. The 911 GT3 Hybrid will also be on display at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at the Mazda Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Saturday, August 14th with another appearance on Sunday, August 15th at the Pebble Beach Concours. The 911 will be joined at the Pebble Beach Concours by the Porsche Spyder Concept which will be the highlight of the weekend as it makes its first North American debut. However, the three hybrids will not be the only ones on display.

As part of Porsche ’s 60 years in the automotive business, Porsche will be bringing a collection of its classic and contemporary models to be displayed throughout the week. The Quail Lodge will be the temporary home of a few rare Porsche models such as a 1955 and 1958 356 Speedster, a 1960 356 B Carrera, 2000 GS Carrera GT, and a 1962 356 Carrera 2 Cabrio. Newer Porsche models will also be on hand for consumer test drives during this beauty packed weekend.

Source: Porsche
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Now that the Statesmay be receiving a diesel variant for the ol’ Porsche Cayenne , it’s fitting that we take a look at a tuning package for the luxury SUV. As of right now, Americans may not be all too interested in a diesel from Porsche, but things change rapidly and we want to be prepared for it. The new tuning package comes from Lumma Design, who recently prepared a monstrous cosmetic package for the petrol version of the Cayenne .

For the diesel variant now being sold in Europe, Lumma Design has opted to not only give it a cosmetic makeover, but an engine makeover as well. A D-box plug and play kit has been added that increases the Cayenne’s horsepower from 240 to 276. The torque also gets a jump from 550 to 630Nm. This change allows the SUV to get noticeable savings in fuel consumption. Who doesn’t love that? And if you want to add a little flare under the hood as well, then Lumma can also provide the consumer with an engine optics package. This package consists of red-coated covers and a crest logo made of metal.

Hit the jump for the full story plus the press release.

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