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” »
May 24th, 2010 by Darren Cottingham
Aftermarket tuners TechArt has just unveiled the first of several new upgrades for the recently unveiled second-generation Porsche Cayenne. For its first take on Stuttgart’s SUV model, the German firm has focused on the Cayenne’s looks releasing a lighting package, full interior upgrades and custom wheels.
The exterior of the Cayenne can be upgraded with trims painted in custom color or in carbon fibre and sport tail pipes finished in polished stainless steel, while customers can also choose from a variety of alloy wheel designs in numerous colors and sizes from 20- and 23-inches. TechArt also offers a special engine detailing package that includes a carbon cover piece.
Interior enhancements include a full leather interior treatment in a variety of new color options, a three-spoke TechArt steering wheel with paddle shifters, aluminum pedals, a rear-seat-entertainment system, special logo floor mats and more.
This is just the first stage in TechArt’s plan to pimp out the new Cayenne coming next is a full aero body kit and numerous performance options.
May 7th, 2010 by Darren Cottingham
The Porsche tuning specialists from TechArt have launched two new power upgrade kits for the new 2010 911 Turbo. If you find the car’s styling average and the power lacking, the TechArt crew has what you need to wrench a full 620 horsepower out of the factory 3.8-litre flat-six. The lower hp upgrade package adds 70 hp to the car’s output reducing its 0 to 100 km/h acceleration time to just 3.2 seconds. The top speed is now rated at 324 km/h. The kit includes a sport air filter and a re-mapped ECU.
If that still isn’t enough to scare the hell out of you and your passengers the top of the range upgrade kit, transforms the 911 into a 620 hp and 820 Nm beast that’s able to straight line to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds. Apparently the reworked 911 Turbo needs just 6.4 seconds to reach the 200 km/h mark and goes on to a top speed of 333 km/h. How do they do it? By replacing the air filter, putting in new manifolds, a new exhaust system and a re-programmed ECU. Easy as that.
A selection of Aero kits are also available to get the 911 looking even sharper.
April 19th, 2010 by Darren Cottingham
German tuners TechArt have added another option to its range of upgrades for the Porsche Panamera. The TechArt Panamera Black Edition is the latest reworked model to hit the streets and it’s defined by its matte black adhesive vinyl wrap that makes this car look like a stealth version of the new sports car.
Aside from the exterior, the black theme is extended throughout the car’s aero kit, 22-inch alloy wheels and brake calipers. The calipers are detailed with the TechArt logo in red.
The black/red contrasting colour scheme is replicated on the interior, where black leather and alcantara is hand stitched in red, with matching red piping along the seats. Carbon fibre trim also sees liberal use in the cabin.
Pricing for the Techart Panamera Black Edition is yet to be announced.
July 9th, 2009 by Darren Cottingham
If you want your Porsche Cayenne to be a true powerhouse then buy the range topping Turbo S with 550 horsepower. If that’s not enough, there are plenty of aftermarket tuners willing to take it even further, but if you were looking for power and speed without sacrificing too much fuel, for the most part you were advised to look elsewhere. A big SUV isn’t exactly the ideal platform for fuel economy or great performance, until it’s put into the hands of the Porsche tuning maestros at Techart.
Boosting output from 240 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque to a hefty 290 hp and 465 lb-ft, the Techart Cayenne Diesel improves the 0-100kph time of 8.3 seconds to a handy 7.7 seconds, all without harming the vehicle’s fuel economy or emissions numbers. That’s some clever work, but apparently the most impressive part is the enhanced torque curve that provides the Cayenne with accessible power from as low as 1,000 rpm.
Techart has got into the exterior mods as well with a unique Aerokit 1 for the diesel sport-ute, graduating its stance while improving airflow, and finishing it with giant 21-inch alloys or optional 22s. The British tuning house offers a complete turnkey model at £55,500 with the body kit and engine mods, or can fit an existing diesel Cayenne with the Aerokit for £15,000 and the engine kit for £2,500.
October 31st, 2008 by Darren Cottingham
Tuning company Techart is at it again on the 997 Porsche 911 Turbo, this time boosting power output of the twin-turbo’d flat-six to a staggering 660 hp and 634 lb.-ft. of torque. Named the Techart GTstreet R this monster Porsche benefits from two new turbos, larger carbon fiber inlet pipes, revised intercoolers and a new cat-back exhaust mated to the a revised manifold which all helps to drop the 997′s 0-60 time to 3.4 seconds when equipped with an auto ‘box and 3.5 seconds with a manual. Top speed is extended to 214 mph.
Keeping the Techart-modified 911 from lifting at speed is a new coil-over kit and 20-inch wheels that work combined with a wind-tunnel-tested body kit and carbon fiber spoiler to add another 22 pounds of down force. If these wild specs weren’t enough to make the vehicle stand out, Techart also offers a replacement hood, carbon fiber headlights, side sills and air ducting for the rear bumper.