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Porsche announces three new ways to customise the Cayenne: More power, more precision and more of the sky above on offerPorsche is announcing new options for Cayenne customers to upgrade their vehicles through its customisation programme, as of December 2004.

More Power for the Turbo Porsche Cayenne Turbo customers are offered the option of increasing the vehicle’s engine performance from 450 HP to 500 HP and adding a reinforced brake system and an adapted suspension with 19-inch wheels. Thus equipped, the Cayenne Turbo can reach a top speed of 270 km/h, accelerating from zero to 100 km/h in 5.3 seconds. The regular Cayenne Turbo with 450 HP does this in 5.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 266 km/h.

The 50 HP power increase is achieved by an optimised flow design of the intercooler combined with further developed engine management. In conjunction with changed accelerator pedal characteristics, this results in an optimised torque build-up and even sportier engine characteristics. The maximum torque has increased from 620 to 700 newton metres and is delivered between 2,250 and 4,750 revolutions

The option will be available from production as of December 2004 and current Cayenne Turbo owners may opt to up-grade their car with the Power kit from their local dealer, as it will be offered as an after-market solution out of the Porsche Tequipment product range.

“Our customers here in the region are very performance oriented hence we anticipate this engine kit will meet a high demand in our markets,” said Amaury La Fonta, Porsche Middle East’s Dubai based marketing manager.

Variable Panorama Roof System for all Cayenne Models

And also from the end 2004, all new vehicles from the complete Cayenne range which includes the Cayenne, Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo, may be ordered optionally with an electrically operated Panorama roof system made from laminated safety glass as an option. With a surface area of 1.4 m², it is almost four times larger than the optional sliding sunroof/pop-up roof systems on existing Cayenne vehicles.

It is a high performance roof system, characterised by its remarkable versatility as it comprises three movable segments and one fixed segment. The front segment swings up on being opened and acts as a wind deflector, which minimises wind noise and turbulence even at high speeds. The two central glass segments can be opened separately to allow a targeted inflow of fresh air, either for the front seat area or the rear. Two segments can be pushed above or below one another, and for that maximum wind-in-your-hair driving experience, they can even be moved right to the back. Sounds complicated but it’s not in truth and in total, fifteen different roof arrangements can be selected.

Most important for the Middle East, an electric roller blind prevents too much sunlight inside the vehicle.

Reversing Camera for Precise Manoeuvring

Also from this coming December, all Cayenne models will be offered worldwide with an automatic extending reversing camera which is fitted with a wide angle lens and opens out automatically underneath the rear window when reverse gear is selected. This very useful device provides the driver with a clear picture of what is happening behind the car via the 6.5-inch colour display of the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system. The optical aid allows precise reverse parking and timely recognition of any hazardous obstacles on the road…or desert, for those adventuring off-road…

Retail prices for the Middle East of all three options will be released within October 2004.

Report from 20/09/2004