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Hamann Rolls Out Latest Porsche Cayenne-Based "Guardian" At Geneva Show

Nate Martinez
Mar 4, 2011
Go ahead: Point, laugh, cry or run away. There is no denying the Hamann Guardian has you're attention, if not for a little while. And while the 4.3/6.3-inch wider front/rear ends may look wicked, they likely don't add to the athletic Porsche Cayenne Turbo's existing performance stats.
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That said, everything Hamann creates is of impressive grade and commands some amount of respect. The cargo racks, rear hatch adornments, and gaping hood are made of hand-laid carbon fiber. The 23-inch wheels are forged from high-strength aluminum to reduce unsprung weight. And the gargantuan 16.5-inch front/15.0-inch rear Mov'It ceramic brakes are specified for this application. Handling improves with the addition of an air suspension module that cuts ride height by 1.4-inches.
Custom exhaust, intake, and electronics systems provide enough boost for the Guardian to live up to its looks. Together they give the 4.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 another 50 horsepower and 52 pound-feet, for a total of 550 horsepower and 562 pound-feet. Pointed straight ahead, Hamann reckons its Porsche will cut a few tenths off the 4.3-second 0-60 mph sprint we recorded last year.
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The cabin is lined with leather and carbon fiber, or any other material customers choose. Think of just about any trim piece and Hamann likely has a CF replacement for it. And if they don't they'll make it, for a price, of course.
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Hamann's creations may not be for everyone (including most of us here), but you have to admit they do grab plenty of attention. Thankfully, the Guardian forgoes using a redundant roof scoop.
Source: Hamann

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