Techart’s Magnum is ready to make babies cry at Geneva Show

March 1st, 2011 by Darren Cottingham

The Cayenne isn’t known as Porsche’s most beautiful model, but most have become familiar with the shape and the current model has improved aesthetically. But aftermarket tuner TechArt has different plans and continues to stage an assault on the senses of Porsche fans with it’s latest take on the road-focused SUV.

It sure isn’t pretty but it will be up to those attending this week’s Geneva Motor show to reserve judgement on this beast. To turn the Cayenne even uglier, TechArt bolted on a more aggressive front bumper, extended the wheel arches and dropped on a ventilated bonnet. It wasn’t enough to just do over the face either, so TechArt modified the side sills, put on a prominent rear spoiler and added massive alloy wheels. Sounds better than it looks.

Under the bonnet there is much more impressive work. The twin-turbo V8 engine has been outfitted with a TA 058/T1 power kit which helps it produce a whopping 412 kW and 780 Nm of torque – an increase of 44 kW and 80 Nm over the standard Cayenne Turbo. Thanks to the extra gusto, the Magnum can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 15.8 seconds, and hit a top speed of 287 km/h for the brave.

More information will be released at the Geneva Show, till then enjoy the images below. Continue reading “Techart’s Magnum is ready to make babies cry at Geneva Show” »