TECHART has released the TA058/T2, an engine upgrade kit for the Porsche Cayenne Turbo that boosts the SUV’s output from 520bhp and 750Nm to a scorching 700bhp and 920Nm.
TECHART has released the TA058/T2, an engine upgrade kit for the Porsche Cayenne Turbo that boosts the SUV’s output from 520bhp and 750Nm to a scorching 700bhp and 920Nm. This makes it more powerful than the Bentley Bentayga, which has “only” 600bhp and 900Nm. Helping the Cayenne’s 4.8-litre V8 eke out these figures are the Techtronic piggyback engine control unit (ECU) and components such as the high-performance exhaust manifolds and turbochargers with ballbearing compressor shafts.
The optional sport exhaust system enhances the SUV’s performance and soundtrack.
To cope with the added output, the kit also includes optimised oil and water pipes for enhanced cooling. With these upgrades installed, the Cayenne Turbo can hit 100km/h from rest in 3.9 seconds, or 0.6 of a second quicker than the stock model. Speed demons can have the speed limiter removed, thus enabling it to hit 300km/h. If the optional 22- or 23-inch tyres are equipped, this sports utility vehicle supposedly tops out at 308km/h.
LIMITED EDITION LANDIE
GERMAN tuner Startech is paying homage to the hardy Land Rover Defender with the launch of the Startech Sixty8, a limited edition version that’s based on the Defender 110 model of which only 68 units will be produced. Compared to the regular Defenders, the Sixty8 has been given an even more retro look with its contrast paintwork – the body is finished in Corris Grey Metallic, while the roof is painted in Santorini Black. Adding to this Landie’s ruggedness are its running boards, which feature corrugated metal steps and larger fender flares. The cabin, in contrast, has been made cushier thanks to the leather upholstered seats, which feature a diamond quilt pattern.
LOTUS is targeting hardcore driving enthusiasts with its most powerful road car to date, the 3-Eleven. This roadster boasts an all-new lightweight body and a supercharged V6 that produces 450bhp. In pre-production form, the vehicle clocked a lap time of seven minutes and six seconds around Germany’s fearsome Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit. That time is seriously impressive, considering it’s just nine seconds slower than that achieved by Porsche’s hypercar, the 918 Spyder.
As its moniker suggests, only 311 units of the 3-Eleven will be manufactured. Production of this automobile will commence in February 2016.
MERCEDES-AMG C63 and C63 S owners who wish to give their car a better roadholding and a meaner stance now have the KW Variant 3 adjustable coilovers to consider. These stainless steel items off er 12 clicks of compression and 16 clicks of rebound damping, to help drivers find their preferred ride-handling balance. The Variant 3 allows users to lower the ride height, too. The front can be lowered by as much as 30mm, while the rear can be lowered between 5mm and 35mm.
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