Diesel Porsche Cayenne by Cargraphic
The German tuning house Cargraphic has just come up with a new package specifically designed for the alternatively fueled Porsche Cayenne. The turbo diesel V6 now makes 290 HP, up from the factory 240 HP rating; because it’s a diesel the torque numbers are already impressive 405 lb-ft of torque, but after Cagraphic got done with the oil burner it makes 465 lb-ft of thrust. The SUV’s top speed is also increased to 137 MPH.
“Here it’s the torque, even more than the outright power, that is really impressive”; explains Cargraphic CEO Thomas Schnarr. “The 630 Nm peak torque (compared to 550 Nm in the standard model) means the Cayenne kicks down like an Olympic sprinter firing from the starting blocks.”
The exterior is upgraded with a new front valance complete with larger more aggressive openings and the four round driving lights that are becoming standard on all tuned European rides. Out back there is a new rear diffuser to house the quad tipped sports exhaust and an interesting Cargraphic skid plate underneath. The low hanging side skirts tie the wide wheel arches together very nicely, not to mention the plus sized rims available in sizes ranging from 20 to 22 inches.
Press release after the jump.
With its interpretation of the Cayenne Diesel, Cargraphic proves the emotional sparks can still fly high, even when the engine doesn’t use spark plugs. The tuner from the Pfalz takes the finest cars and raises its pulse, and that of the driver. After the "electronic" stimulation provided by Cargraphic’ s Cardiologists, the V6 Turbo diesel pumps out 290PS (213kW) instead of 240PS (176kW).
With more power than 100,000 human hearts pulsating under the hood, the Cayenne could theoretically move a weight of 21.75 tons upwards. But the fortunes of a Cargraphic driver lie on the street. "Here it’s the torque, even more than the outright power, that is really impressive," explains Cargraphic CEO Thomas Schnarr. 630Nm peak torque (compared to 550Nm in the standard model) means the Cayenne kicks down like an Olympic sprinter firing from the starting blocks.
The increased efficiency of the motor shows is clear from the constant grin of the driver, as well as on the speedo. The needle only stops at 221km/h, but with the electronic suspension module it could even be a touch faster, thanks to improved aerodynamics and reduced drag. To back up the performance, the optional Cargraphic body kit gives the Cayenne an even more muscular look, without losing the elegant tone. The Sport Design front lower valance is available with two fog and high beam lights and brake cooling channels. Then there’s the rear diffuser, wheel arch extensions and side skirts, all produced in high-quality GFK, that complement the German-built light alloy wheels ranging from 20 to 22" in size. That’s how easy it is to pour more power into a diesel engine and fuel the flames of automotive passion.