Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne

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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It’s not easy loving Porsche in this day and age. The 911 is still fantastic, but it’s easy to think that the German automaker sold its soul when they began creating sedans and SUVs. Now, it’s only going to get worse, as a diesel is afoot.

According to the Times Colonist, Laurance Yap, Porsche is currently considering bringing a diesel motor for the Cayenne to the United States. The option has been looked at before, but Americans have never taken too kindly to the motor, so Porsche stayed away.

Yet, with fuel economy standards becoming ever higher, Porsche is considering the idea. The idea makes sense, as Audi is currently in a clean diesel marketing push in the U.S. In order to compete, Porsche will look to add a diesel Cayenne, which is already on sale in Europe, to America and Canada.

Canadians are showing a strong interest in diesel-powered motors. Mercedes-Benz is selling 70-80 percent of their SUVs with diesels under the hood. Volkswagen are in the same boat, selling 90 percent of the Touareg with a diesel.

It’s time for another round of which car is better and, this time, AutoCar has chosen to compare the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and the 911 Carrera 4S . This test may not be quite as exciting as other face to faces and, quite frankly, it may seem like a very strange comparison considering one is an SUV and the other is a coupe, but begin two Porsches makes them worthy of a side by side. Honestly, we would rather just have them both; one for off-road drives and the other for the long summer rides.

The Cayenne Turbo is powered by a 4.8-liter V8 biturbo with an impressive 500 hp. On the other hand the 911 Carrera 4S is powered by a 3.8-liter power unit that delivers 385 hp. Taking their sizes into consideration this comparison is much like comparing David to Goliath!

We have to wonder why the British magazine chose to compare these two vehicles. These cars seem worlds apart except for the Porsche logo on the front of both. So, why did they put together this test? Check out the video to get your answer!

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Porsche’s performance SUV, the Cayenne, is usually equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 as standard, but things will be a bit different in China because of the country’s tax laws.

According to Motor Authority, the base Cayenne will arrive in China with the motor from the Audi S4 , a 3.0-liter supercharged TFSI V6. For those of you who are unaware, this is the same motor that is used in the Cayenne S Hybrid .

The reason that China will be getting this model is due to its displacement. In China, any cars that are between 3.0-liter and 4.0-liter are subject to a 40 percent tax. This could mean a massive penalty for those of us in the U.S and Europe. Thankfully, the new TFSI V6 is really a 2,995cc motor, so it gets a 25 percent tax, not the massive 40.

Yet, will smaller be better? We all know how good the Audi motor is and it might actually help the Cayenne perform better than it does here. The 3.0-liter V6 puts out 333 horsepower, 33 more than in the 3.6-liter. Not to mention the smaller motor should get better fuel economy.

So, despite their massive tax, China seems to be getting the better of the two engines. No word on if Porsche will share their new Cayenne 3.0 with us in the United States, as it would probably hike up the price of the $47,000 SUV.

Yet, as is the way with these things, the 3.0-liter will probably remain in China, as Porsche will likely keep it there, for fear that a more powerful and fuel-efficient Cayenne would hurt sales of the hybrid model.

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.

The new three-liter V6 diesel engine delivers a total of 240 hp and accelerates the car from 0 to 62 mph in just 7.8 seconds. Top speed is 218 km/h or 135 mph. The 3.6-liter V6 petrol engine delivers a total of 300 HP and sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds and has a top speed of 143 mph.

The new Cayenne comes with standard 18" wheels, but the consumer can add Lane Change Assistant, Adaptive Cruise Control, and PDLS Porsche Dynamic Light System for variable management of the headlights as options.

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.

Press release after the jump.

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