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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.
Photo 2/27   |   Hamann Porsche Cayenne Front Grill View
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.
Photo 3/27   |   Hamann Porsche Cayenne Front View
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.
Photo 4/27   |   Hamann Porsche Cayenne Passengers Side Rear Three Quarters
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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