These tuners have given Porsche's SUV a much-needed power boost.
The Porsche Cayenne is a lot of things, but fast isn't necessarily one of them. Luckily for Porsche SUV enthusiasts a handful of tuners have taken the luxury SUV under the knife, squeezing out as much power as they can in the process. These tuned Cayennes likely won't be able to take down the upcoming Lamborghini Urus on the drag strip, but they will make buying groceries and running errands a heck of a lot more exciting. Now, if we only had the money to buy one of these.
Hamann gave the Cayenne a muscular makeover for the Geneva 2011 Motor Show. A carbon fiber hood with a power dome slit for ventilation, a new front apron with large air inlets and integrated LEDs and fog lights and a new rear apron complete with an integrated diffuser and two large exhaust pipes highlight the exterior modifications. The engine was given a new exhaust system, silencer, catalysts, air filter and an ECU remap. The tuned 4.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine now packs 544hp and 568 lb-ft of torque and can do 0 to 62 in 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph.
The Mansory Cayenne has a carbon fiber hood, front and rear aprons, side skirts and mudguards and 22-inch mono block rims made out of aluminum. A massive turbocharger and a stainless steel sport exhaust give this SUV an insane 690hp. That equates to a 0 to 60 time of 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph.
FAB-Design's tuned Caynne has similar performance numbers to the one done up by Hamann (542-horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque), but in the looks department the two SUVs couldn't be more different. FAB-Design has given Porsche's SUV a carbon fiber overhaul, but it's a more subtle and less aggressive compared to what Hamann did.
The Guardian Evo Cayenne from Hamann pumps out 550hp and 568lb-ft of torque thanks to a new sports air filter, sports catalysts and ECU remap. The front end has been modified extensively with a new front apron with bigger intakes and LED daytime running lights added as well as a carbon fiber hood. The sand-colored leather on the interior looks stunning and is a nice departure from the all-black everything interior color scheme Hamann showed in Geneva.
SpeedArt put the Cayenne S Hybrid under the knife, adding 70hp to the V6 gas engine. The modified Cayenne S Hybrid now has a respectable 450hp and is good for a 0 to 60 time of 6 seconds. An electronically-adjustable suspension, 22-inch forged wheels and a new exhaust system were also added for good measure.