Hamann injects some testosterone in Porsche’s latest Cayenne.
The new Porsche Cayenne (958) is sportier, sleeker, more efficient, and arguably more capable than the previous generation. One of the main goals for the new Cayenne was to make it lighter, thus enhancing a number of aspects such as handling, acceleration, etc. But, most of the Cayenne’s variants minus the Turbo, don’t display their improved athletic abilities through their design, unless they’ve received the Hamann treatment.
The Hamann Porsche tuning program for the new Cayenne gives the SUV a muscular appearance with new bodywork. While the stock models feature a sleek front bumper that creates a pointed fascia, Hamann has added a new front apron that extends outwards. The new bumper features new air inlets and additional LED daytime running lights that strengthen the Cayenne’s road presence. The program also consists of a new carbon fiber hood with a power dome flanked by dual air outlets to cool the engine. In keeping with the imposing bodywork, Hamann has also fitted new skirts alongside the Cayenne. At the rear is a new trunk spoiler for increased downforce at the rear axle and a redesigned bumper that incorporates the new quad exhaust tips.
But Hamann wasn’t satisfied with just giving the Cayenne new bodywork. To complete the exterior design, the German tuner has fitted new wheels and a lowered suspension. Three different 23-inch forged wheels are available to customers, allowing for a custom look. On the featured Cayenne the driver’s side wears one-piece cross-spoke Design Unique Forged “Anodized” wheels that are powder-coated black. Customers can also order the Design Unique Forged “Brushed” wheels that are the same as the “Anodized” wheels, but wear a brushed aluminum design. The passenger side of the featured Cayenne wears three-piece Design Edition Race “Anodized” wheels that showcase a cross-spoke design with high-gloss rim flange and black rim star contrasted by visible titanium bolts. All three wheels are fitted with new 315/25 R23 tires. Allowing both the wheels and the exterior design to work in harmony is a new lowering module for the stock air suspension that reduces ride height by 35 mm.
The torquey diesel engine in the Cayenne also benefits from some German tuning from Hamann. By optimizing the engine control unit, Hamann was able to extract an additional 35 horsepower and 51 lb-ft. of torque from the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6, bringing output to 275 horsepower from 4,000 to 4,400 RPM and 457 lb-ft. of torque from 2,000 to 2,250 RPM. While the German tuner has not yet developed power kits for the V-6 and V-8 engines, customers can order new sport exhausts with sport metal catalytic converters and quad tailpipes for a menacing sound.
The interior of the Cayenne sees mild refinements from Hamann. The tuner offers an aluminum pedal and foot rest set to create a sportier feel and a complete black pearl velour floor mat set with the Hamann logo in silver stitching.
Customers can order the complete package for the Porsche Cayenne (958) from Hamann or purchase individual components for a custom look. Pricing and performance numbers have not been released.
Hamann Porsche Cayenne (diesel):
Displacement: 3.0 liters
Number of Cylinders: V-6
Fuel Type: Diesel
Maximum Horsepower: 275 from 4,000 to 4,400 RPM
Maximum Torque: 457 lb-ft. from 2,000 to 2,500 RPM
Type: Eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic
Wheels, Tires, and Suspension:
Design Unique Forged Wheels “Anodized” (driver’s side): 23-inch black powder coated, one-piece, cross-spoke.
Design Unique Forged “Brushed” (not shown): 23-inch aluminum brushed, one-piece, cross-spoke.
Design Edition Race Wheels “Anodized” (passenger side): 23-inch, three-piece, cross spoke, black rim star, polished outer flange, exposed titanium bolts.
Tires: 315/25 R23
Suspension: Electronic lowering module, 35 mm reduced height
-Front apron with air inlets and LED daytime running lights
-Carbon fiber hood with power dome and dual air outlets
-Rear trunk spoiler
-Rear bumper with integrated exhaust
-Aluminum pedals and foot rest
-Black pearl velour floor mats with stitched Hamann logo
[Source: Hamann Motorsports GmbH]