The most exciting modification brought to the Cayenne comes in the shape of Techart's TA 055/D1 power kit. In words we can all understand, the kit boosts the output of Cayenne's 3.0l diesel engine from 240 hp to 290 hp and increases torque from 550Nm to 630 Nm, with over 500 Nm available from 1,100 rpm. Fuel consumption stands at 30.4 mpg (7.7l/100 km) while CO2 emission top at 244 g/km.
"The 0-60 time drops from 8.3 seconds to 7.7 seconds, an impressive improvement, but the real benefit is that the huge torque and very flat delivery provides impressive acceleration from any speed. It feels more like a big V8 than a highly efficient diesel V6,” Phil Hindley, Tech9 (Techart UK importer) director said about their work.
Techart also provides, as we said, a styling kit for the Cayenne. Called Aerokit 1, it is comprised of the following:
- new front panel with a deeper front spoiler
- deeper sills
- low drag roof spoiler
- suspension control module 9for models with air suspension)
- headlight and rear light surround trims
- 21-inch alloy wheels fitted with Michelin Diamaris 4X4 XL 295/35 R21 tires
- twin double oval exhaust pipes
- three-spoke sports steering wheel
- light-weight aluminum pedals and footrest
- Aero or Turbo-look bonnet
As for the really hard part, don't expect the Techart package to come cheap. A diesel Diesel Cayenne with Aerokit 1 (including the exterior and interior upgrades) from £53,000, or from £55,500 with Aerokit 1 and Powerkit TA 055/D1. If you already have a Porsche and wish to bulk it up a bit, you can purchase the Aerokit 1 from £15,000 and the Powerkit TA 055/D1 from £2,500.