Techart Tunes Out the Porsche Cayenne Diesel
Porsche Cayenne buyers want it all. Power. Performance. Go-anywhere capabilities. Cargo space. Room for the whole family. But if they wanted all that plus fuel economy, well Porsche's engineers may be talented, but they're not magicians. Techart's, on the other hand, just might be. Building on Porsche's work, they took the Cayenne Diesel, not exactly the most impressive performer of the range, and gave it some extra grunt and attitude without affecting the big truck's fuel economy or emissions figures.
For about $89,000, Techart will provide a custom Cayenne Diesel with a specially-crafted body kit, 21" wheels (22" are optional) and an engine producing 290hp and 465 lb-ft. That's enough to propel the big beast to 60 mph in just 7.7 seconds – more than half a second faster than stock. The big bonus, though, is that the bulk of that torque is available from the low end, making the Techart Cayenne Diesel a versatile machine. And that's just what Porsche was looking for.