Subtlety has never been a trait for Hamann. As they’ve shown over the years, they don’t waste any time building turning programs for premium vehicles and if you look at their program line-up for the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, you can tell that Hamann hasn’t changed one bit.

One of their vehicles in the show is the Porsche Cayenne Turbo Guardian EVO. You’ve probably seen this program done on the Cayenne in previous years, but for this model, the German tuning company will be using the 2012 Cayenne Turbo.

As is always the case, the Guardian Evo comes with an extensive body kit that dramatically changes the profile look of the Cayenne Turbo. The front bumper is much larger than the stock version and also comes with larger air intakes, integrated daytime running lights, LED fog lights, and LED full-beam lights. Another significant addition to the kit is the carbon bonnet, which comes with a power dome used to improve the engine’s ventilation. Hamann also added a new rear bumper with an integrated diffuser and twin steel exhaust pipes. Then the tuning company widened the wheel arches by 120mm on the front and 160mm on the rear and fitted a new set of 23" alloy wheels wrapped in 315/25 Dunlop Sport Maxx tires.

In terms of performance upgrades, Hamann added a new sports air filter and a custom exhaust, as well as remapped the ECU, resulting in a 50-horsepower improvement for the Guardian Evo. Thanks to all these upgrades, the SUV can now do 550 horsepower and 568 lb/ft of torque, an increase from the stock numbers of 500 horsepower and 517 lb/ft of torque. These improvements allow the Guardian Evo to hit 0-62 mph in 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 187 mph.

  • 2012 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Guardian EVO by Hamann
  • Year:
    2012
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    550
  • Torque @ RPM:
    568
  • Displacement:
    4.8 L
  • Top Speed:
    187 mph
  • 0-100 time:
    4.6 sec.
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10 comments:

  (798) posted on 07.3.2012

Somehow, I feel more attracted to this modified version.

  (402) posted on 06.29.2012

Hamann makes this fiercer than it already was.

  (630) posted on 05.31.2012

The huge and bulky lines and trimmings are great. The headlamps are also good and matches well with the bumper. 

  (314) posted on 05.30.2012

It already was edgy; Hamann just made it worse.

  (600) posted on 05.29.2012

Is this going to be launched as a rally race car variant? Hamann made it look like that.

  (728) posted on 03.16.2012

Don’t worry, this is not a rally car; It just looks like it, but they have another that doesn’t look like this.

  (532) posted on 03.14.2012

This turned out bad for me. Why put so many elaborate jags on its fascia? This is not even a rally car.

  (559) posted on 03.13.2012

Every detail here is deliberately aggressive. The fascia seems to be overly jarred.

  (714) posted on 03.12.2012

This Porsche Cayenne looks like a rally racing car. Did Porsche already release a rally race car?

  (449) posted on 03.12.2012

I agree. Hamann knows no subtlety; it is evident on this Cayenne Turbo Guardian. The front of its exterior is sufficiently tweaked, as well as its innovative wheel rims.

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