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2003 TechArt Cayenne Turbo

Performance tuning to 510 hp / 375 kW, a sporty yet elegantly styled bodystyling kit and custom-made 22-inch wheels: TechArt Automobildesign now offers an extended range of individual tuning for the Porsche Cayenne Turbo.

The TechArt TA 048/T1 performance kit provides extra power for the top-of-the-line SUV from Zuffenhausen. The 4.5 litre V8 is tuned up from standard 450 hp (331 kW) to 510 hp (375 kW) using a recalibrated ECU and the installation of a free-flow sport air filter. In parallel maximum torque is increased to 508.9 ft lbs (690 Nm) between 2,900 and 4,900 rpm. The TechArt tune-up helps the Cayenne Turbo to achieve improved road performances: The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h only takes 5.0 seconds, maximum speed is increased to 177.1 mph (285 kph).

In addition TechArt Automobildesign gives the V8 engine of the Cayenne a more sporty sound with a stainless steel made sport exhaust system.

Sporty yet elegant design is the badge of the TechArt bodystyling kit for the Cayenne Turbo. The TechArt front spoiler I with four integrated addtitional beams and the TechArt headlight moldings doesn’t only make the face of the all-wheel drive Porsche more prominent: The front spoiler also reduces the lift on the front axle and in this way adds to a further improved driving stability at high speed. The TechArt sideskirts I make the Porsche look lower and more stretched. The back of the Cayenne can be made more exciting with three TechArt components: The rear light molding and the cover for the tailgate make the SUV look lower and more flat. The TechArt rear valance I, which is fixed on the standard bumper, harmoniously rounds out the back of the car.

The one-piece TechArt Formula light alloy wheels also contribute to the exclusive TechArt look for the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Beside the familiar 10Jx20 version, the five-spoke wheels, which come in an especially brilliant mineral-silver varnish, are now also available in 10Jx22 King Size dimension. The new rims are manufactured using state-of-the-art technology and offer an optimal symbiosis from lightweight and maximum strength.

The TechArt Formula 22-inch light alloy wheels are equipped with 295/30 ZR 22 ContiSportContact II tires front and rear which are released for a maximum speed of 300 km/h on the Cayenne. The suspension of the Cayenne Turbo can be also modified by TechArt Automobildesign: The standard air suspension gets a modified regulation with the TechArt Sport module, which replaces the standard black box using Plug and Play technology. With it the Cayenne Turbo can be lowered up to a maximum of 60 millimeters for driving on the road and lifted up to 70 millimeters for heavy-duty off road operation.

The Cayenne interior can be also customized by TechArt Automobildesign in numerous versions. The TechArt range reaches from exclusive accessories for the cockpit over completing the ex-works available leather trim up to a completely redesigned, individual TechArt full leather trim. Also available: Harmoniously integrated state-of-the-art multimedia systems.

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In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
price $ $88 900 USD
engine TechArt TA 048/T1 Aluminum Biturbo V8
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Bitubo
valvetrain DOHC w/4 Valves per Cyl, VarioCam
displacement 4511 cc / 275.3 in³
bore 93 mm / 3.66 in
stroke 83 mm / 3.27 in
power 380.3 kw / 510 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 113.06 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 165.58 bhp per tonne
torque 690 nm / 508.9 ft lbs @ 2900-4900 rpm
redline 6400
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels 4WD
front tires 295/30 ZR 22 ContiSportContact II
rear tires 295/30 ZR 22 ContiSportContact II
front brakes Internally Vented Discs w/6-Piston Monobloc Calipers
f brake size x 351 mm / x 13.8 in
rear brakes Internally Vented Discs w/4-Piston Monobloc Calipers
r brake size x 330 mm / x 13.0 in
front wheels F 55.9 x 25.4 cm / 22 x 10 in
rear wheels R 55.9 x 25.4 cm / 22 x 10 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension Double Track Control Arms w/Air Springs, Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Multi-Link w/Air Springs, Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 3080 kg / 6790 lbs
wheelbase 2855 mm / 112.4 in
front track 1647 mm / 64.8 in
rear track 1662 mm / 65.4 in
length 4786 mm / 188.4 in
width 1928 mm / 75.9 in
height 1699 mm / 66.9 in
transmission 6-Speed TipTronic
gear ratios 4.15:1, 2.37:1, 1.56:1, 1.16:1, 0.86:1, 0.69:1, :1
final drive 4.10:1
top speed ~285 kph / 177.1 mph
0 – 60 mph ~4.9 seconds
drag 0.38 Cd