Geneva News: TechArt Builds New Look For Porsche Cayenne Diesel
February 27, 2009
It's not unusual for aftermarket tuners to have kits available for new cars before they even debut, so we're not surprised that TechArt has already dressed up a Porsche Cayenne Diesel and will debut it as the same time as the stock Cayenne Diesel in Geneva next week in Geneva. They've even brought a new kit for the gas-powered Cayenne if oil burners aren't your style.
Of course, this upgraded Cayenne Diesel didn't take a lot of work. The only thing different about the Cayenne Diesel is the engine, so the Aerokit I it's been fitted with can also be added to a gas-powered Cayenne and was probably developed on one. The kit includes new front and rear fascias, a roof spoiler, new sills, new exhaust tips, a choice of Formula or Formula II wheels, a three-spoke steering wheel with airbag, aluminum pedals and sill plates and a "sport" air suspension module. No pricing has been announced.
Joining the "individual look" Cayenne Diesel will be the TechArt Magnum, a hopped-up gas-powered Cayenne. Starting with a Cayenne S, TechArt has built a 670-hp monster with 664 lb-ft of torque, letting it hit 62 mph in 4.2 seconds, 124 mph in 14.5 seconds and a top speed of 191 mph. That would make it faster than the Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG, the fastest SUV we've ever tested. TechArt doesn't say how they achieved this, but we'd bet it has something to do with cranking up the boost. They did add a big brake kit for good measure, though. The Magnum also receives the Aerokit I body kit. No pricing has been announced for this vehicle either.