Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne

Porsche unveiled the new generation Cayenne a few months ago and we have already seen a couple of tuning kits from Lumma Design andTechArt for the luxury SUV. Now, Je Design has taken the Cayenne under their tuning wing and provided a small addition to the SUV.

Je Design is offering a sporty 22" 5-spokes-rim in 4 color-versions with a bolt circle of 5/130, an offset of 55, and a fix bored center hole. A perfect mounting with original wheel-bolts is guaranteed.

The wheels available are the SMVP (black matte / front polished), CSSVP (shadow-silver / front polished), GSGHP (graphite-silver glossy / lip polished) and GSMHP (graphite-silver matte / lip polished).

We can only imagine that this is a small preview to a more elaborate kit to be provided by Je Design. They can’t possibly think we would be satisfied with this one little add-on.

In case they do decide to boost up the engine in the Porsche Cayenne, they will be starting off with the standard engines available. 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.

Let’s wait and see if they provide us with more power candy.

When people decide to go out and buy a hybrid it is usually because they care about the environment and are interested in better fuel economy. The kind of people that typically go hybrid really don’t care so much about the number of ponies the car is cranking out under the hood. That being said, we would tend to think the same idea can be applied for the new 2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid and its prospective owners.

Of course, there is always a tuning firm that tries to one up the car manufacturer and since Cargraphic has a thing for Porsches anyway, they would be the logical choice to embark on a hybrid upgrade. Cargraphic has announced plans for a tuning package for the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid SUV. The tuning package will include a custom exhaust system and ECU upgrades that will increase the engine power by a few horsepower (to exactly how much we do not know yet). The tuner will also add a subtle bodykit, lowered suspension, and 22" wheels.

We can’t wait to see what they come up with. It would be an interesting feat to tackle the engine of a hybrid and, although we don’t think this kit will fly off of the shelves, it would be nice to have the option to juice it up.

The name "Merdad" might not mean anything to a lot of people. If it doesn’t necessarily mean anything to you, don’t worry. After doing a little bit of reading of our own, we are here to shed a little light on this brand new company. The owner of this newly launched British company once worked with Gemballa . Now, we all know Gemballa had to close its doors recently due to a series of events beginning with the mysterious disappearance of the company’s founder, Uwe Gemballa. Now that he no longer has a position there, he has decided to start on his own little venture. The first project announced is a two-door Coupe version of the newly launched Porsche Cayenne . Quite a start-up vehicle, wouldn’t you say?

While Merdad only offered a few photos, they did announce that the tuning kit will come with 750 HP and a sporty interior. Of course there will also be a new body kit and a new set of wheels.

Stay tuned for more details!

Ever since the Porsche Cayenne was launched recently we have seen tuners such as Kahn Design , Lumma Design , and Cargraphic put their hands on it to have it customized to their liking. Now, after a few customization programs for the new Panamera , TechArt has decided they would also like a piece of the Cayenne pie so they have turned their attention to the SUV. The tuning package includes individualization options for the exterior, the engine area, and the interior of the SUV.

The exterior package includes trims painted in custom colors or in carbon fiber, a carbon hood, sport tailpipes in polished stainless steel, and Formula III forged light alloy wheels in dimensions of 20- to 23-inch.

The interior gets high quality full leather and a 3-spoke sport steering wheels with paddle shifters.

Take a look at the back of this baby and it may seem a little familiar. When we looked at it, we saw a striking resemblance to the first image unveiled yesterday of Project Kahn’s interpretation of the Porsche Cayenne. We can’t say much about it now, but we will definitely be comparing these two packages when Kahn reveals specs on their tuning project.

Press release after the jump.

Now that the new generation Porsche Cayenne has been officially launched on the market, tuners are going nuts over the Porsche SUV. After Lumma brought the first package for the SUV, Project Kahn Design decided it was time to reveal the first details on their customization program. Now, no details were given, but we did get to see one image of their tuned up Cayenne.

Kahn, first and foremost, are wheel specialists so the first thing we noticed is that they have changed the wheels. Next to that, the next thing we noticed were the 4 round stainless steel end exhaust tips. The tuner also offers a modest body kit and a few interior decorations.

Obviously, no engine specifications were given to quell our mechanical desire, but we’ll get back with more information on the Porsche Cayenne by Kahn as soon as we receive it. Meanwhile, check out the killer image provided.

Porsche has revealed the first commercial for the new generation Cayenne focusing on the idea that the "U" in SUV can be interpreted in a different way. The Porsche way. We don’t really get it, but maybe someone else will. Check out the commercial and shed some light on it for us.

The Porsche Cayenne is offered in five different versions: standard, diesel, hybrid, S and Turbo. The horsepower can range from 240hp with the diesel variant to 500hp with the Turbo. The hybrid model 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 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.

Porsche USA has announced prices for the new generation Cayenne that will be offered in four different versions: Cayenne, Cayenne S, Cayenne S Hybrid, and Cayenne Turbo. The standard version which delivers 300 HP out of its 3.6-liter V6 engine is priced at $46,700 while the S version with a 4.8-liter V8 producing 400 hp can be purchased for $63,700. The Cayenne S Hybrid is priced at $67,700 (only $4000 more than the S version). Surprisingly, the Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid is still significantly less expensive than the BMW X6 Hybrid which retails at about $90,000. The most powerful version, the Turbo has a starting price of $104,800 with its 4.8-liter V8 biturbo producing an impressive 500 hp.

The options list include: 8-speed Tiptronic S Inclusive Auto Start Stop Function - $3,000, Air Suspension with Self-leveling and Height Adjustment with PASM - $3,980, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) - $3,510; Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) - $8,150; Burmester High-End Surround Sound System - $5,690; Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with Navigation Module - $3,645 and more.

The Russian tuner, Top Car, has announced a new tuning kit based on the new generation Porsche Cayenne . The package will be offered in three different versions: Advantage 2, Vantage GTR 2, and Vantage 2.

The Cayenne Advantage 2 package includes: front and rear spoiler bumpers, extended fenders, side skirts, wide door caps and a new bonnet. This model will be limited to only 25 units.

The Cayenne Vantage GTR 2 includes a new front spoiler bumper with wide air intakes. These features are perfectly accompanied by the new bonnet, wide fenders, and a rear spoiler bumper with a diffuser. This version will also be limited to 25 units.

The Cayenne Vantage 2 gets front and rear spoiler bumpers, front and rear fender extenders, a bonnet, and side skirts. This version, albeit the package with the smallest adjustments, will be offered in unlimited numbers.

All three versions will get engine modifications boosting their performance in the range of 550-750HP. TopCar will also offer, with each model, new wing mirrors with LED side repeaters. To top it off, TopCar has the three models sitting on new forged wheels (R21 and R23).

The Russians’ version of the Porsche Cayenne will debut at the Moscow International Motor Show in August with a second appearance at the Essen Motor Show 2010.

Press release after the jump.

The 2011 Porsche Cayenne was just launched not even two months ago and already the look of the SUV is being transformed. Some may even like this transformation created by Lumma Design considering the Cayenne hasn’t been receiving many points for its looks these days. The new tuning package is called the CLR 550 GT and looks to remodel the Cayenne into a meatier machine.

This package includes a new front spoiler with a deep drawn cup spoiler sword and additional carbon applications, side skirts, and a new rear spoiler with integrated carbon diffuser. These illustrate the "meat" we were referring to before that makes the Porsche look like it is sitting closer to the ground like a bull ready to charge. Lumma Design also added a new sporty bonnet made from high-performance materials such as carbon and Kevlar, which if the Cayenne was the bull, the new bonnet would be its flared nostril. The bonnet comes with air inlets that allow the engine to breathe and let out its heated snort. The bonnet also has an elevated windscreen wiper cover to reduce the aerodynamic drag on the bull...uhhh...vehicle.

Lumma Design’s CLR 500 GT package also features three stainless steel tailpipes, roof edge spoiler, and tear-off edge on the tailgate, both made of carbon fiber. The package is finished off with a wider wheelhouse and 23" aluminum rims with a deep wheel hub.

We are going to give it to Lumma Design on this one. They absolutely transformed the Porsche Cayenne into the beast it deserves to be. The only thing we would add is a little more snarl under the hood, but we will just have to settle for the standard 3.6-liter V6 engine with the 300hp growl. Way to take the bull by its horns, Lumma!

Press release after the jump.

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The boys over at the German tuning company, CarGraphic, have a lot to celebrate this year. This year marks their 25th anniversary and they will be highlighting their silver anniversary with a Porsche Cayenne taxi. Yes, we agree, not the most conventional way to celebrate, but it is indeed what has been done.

CarGraphic, together with the company’s technical partner Kubatech, have developed a built-in performance software that will allow the Porsche Cayenne to pay homage to legendary 2006 race taxi. The software allows the V6 diesel engine to deliver 290PS/213kW. The engine’s fine tuning is further exemplified by the stainless-steel exhaust system fitted to the vehicle. The Cayenne utilizes CarGraphic’s lowering kit and is styled with their body kit which includes front quad headlamps. All of this sits on 21” Racing wheels fitted with Dunlop SP QUATTROMAXX 295/35 R21 tires.

CarGraphic has also made this vehicle look extra special with a unique foil wrap from Foliatec.com and folioCar. This car body foil transforms the Porsche Cayenne into a true classic New York checker cab by using the checkered scheme pattern, but modifying it into a race flag design.

Thankfully, this Porsche Cayenne will not be subjected to the transporting of tourists in the Big Apple. It seemed to have escaped the fate enlisted to the Giugiaro Quaranta in Rome . Instead, the Porsche Cayenne taxi will be primarily used as a rolling advertising vehicle in 2010 for selected events and exhibitions.

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