According to a recent report from Bloomberg, Porsche will set the price of the new Porsche 918 Spyder around the 500,000 EUR mark which is about $630,000. This will make the new model the most expensive car Porsche has ever released on the market and also one of the most expensive supercars in the world at the moment.
Porsche claims they already got 2,000 individual orders for the Porsche 918 Spyder and if every unit will be priced at 500,000 EUR it might turn into a huge profit for the German supercar maker.
The Porsche 918 Spyder is a hybrid sports car that will be powered by a V8 engine with more than 500 HP and two electric motors that will add an additional 218 HP taking the car’s total power output to around 720 HP. These electric motors work independently, one for each axle and this will make the 918 Spyder all wheel drive.
Apart from being an incredible hybrid supercar, the new Porsche is also eco friendly and has a CO2 emission level of just 70 g/km.
The car tuners from Hofele Design released an upgrade package for the Porsche Panamera that includes a new styling kit called Rivage GT 970 and a couple of upgraded parts. The new styling kit includes new front and rear bumpers, new side skirts, a rear diffuser, a new front grille and a redesigned rear wing.
The rear side of the Hofele Porsche Panamera was inspired from the Audi R8 and even though it might be odd to see a Panamera with R8’s trademark blades, this car looks pretty great with them. The new eye catching exterior look is rounded by a set of newly designed 22″ wheels.
Other upgrades made by the guys from Hofele Design to this car include an electronic lowering module that brings it closer to the ground and a high performance braking system with six-piston calipers and large cross drilled and vented rotors.
[Source: Hofele Design]
The Swiss refining specialists from Mansory have released today their upgrade program for the Porsche Panamera Turbo that features both styling and performance upgrades. At the exterior level, the Mansory Porsche Panamera Turbo received a full body kit which consists of a new front skirt with LED daytime running lights, a carbon fiber bonnet, wider wings, new side skirts and a carbon fiber rear diffuser.
The German super saloon sits on stylish 22″ wheels wrapped in high performance Dunlop SP SportMaxx tires sized 265/30ZR22 in the front and 295/25ZR22 in the rear. The car’s interior features a mixture between leather, wood and carbon fiber elements and it also received a new sports steering wheel and brushed aluminum pedals.
Under the hood, the Mansory Porsche Panamera Turbo comes with the stock 4.8L turbo engine but after a couple of tweaks its power output received a quite impressive boost. The car got a completely new ECU, larger turbochargers and a stainless steel sports exhaust system.
The standard Porsche Panamera Turbo had 500 HP under the hood while Mansory’s Panamera is able to produce 690 HP and 800 Nm of torque after these upgrades were made. With all this power, the Mansory Porsche Panamera Turbo is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4 seconds and it could reach a top speed of 328 km/h.
This is the first time we’ve heard about the car tuners from Merdad, a company owned by someone who worked with Uwe Gemballa for five years before introducing his own modified cars to the world. Merdad is based in the United Kingdom and the latest tuning project of this company will surely make you remember their name.
Merdad took a new Porsche Cayenne Turbo and turned it into a unique and exciting two door coupe! This conversion to two doors will be available on the first and second generation of the Porsche Cayenne and, along with other exterior enhancements it makes the Cayenne a lot sportier than the normal model.
The Merdad Porsche Cayenne 2 Door Coupe also received a full body kit with redesigned front and rear spoilers and new side skirts, a new set of bespoke wheels and a refined interior. The Porsche Cayenne also received a couple of tweaks under the hood and thanks to Merdad its now able to produce 750 HP.
The UK tuner hasn’t released the pricing details about this exciting tuning package yet but you can probably get more details about it by contacting them.
APS, the UK importer of aftermarket parts released by the Swiss tuners from Sportec released a high quality package for the facelifted Porsche 911 Turbo. The new package for the 2010 version of the 911 Turbo was dubbed SP580 which also represents the total power output of the upgraded car.
The APS Sportec Porsche 911 Turbo is powered by the standard 6 cylinder, 3.8L boxer engine with 493 HP which received an ECU upgrade and new fueling, ignition and turbo boost settings. After these tweaks were made to the car’s engine, the power was increased to 580 HP at 6,500 rpm and 800 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm.
A new stainless steel sport exhaust system with high flow catalytic converters and two 70 mm twin tailpipes also contribute to this power boost and APS announced that their 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.1 seconds after this upgrades were made. The car also reach an impressive top speed of 317 km/h.
The performance kit called SP580 from APS & Sportec is priced at 9,400 GBP.
TechArt has unveiled today their upgrade package for the new generation of the Porsche Cayenne which includes several styling enhancements. For the car’s exterior the tuners from TechArt installed a pair of trims that will be available either in a custom paint finish or from carbon fiber, stainless steel tail pipes and their own Formula, Formula II and Formula III wheels that will be available in sizes 20 to 23″ and will be finished in matching colors.
The interior of the 2011 TechArt Porsche Cayenne received a full leather treatment and customers will be able to choose between new color combinations. The car also received a 3 spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters, aluminum pedals, new floor mats and a TechArt Rear Seat Entertainment system.
But this is not all and in the next months the German tuners will release a complete body kit and several performance upgrades for the new generation of the Porsche Cayenne.
Russian tuners from TopCar have unveiled their latest tuning project, the Porsche Cayenne 2 which comes with three different packages. The packages were dubbed Advantage 2, Vantage GTR2 and Vantage 2 with the first two being limited to just 25 units.
The Topcar Porsche Cayenne Advantage 2 features a new aerodynamics package that consists of new front and rear bumpers, a new bonnet, new side skirts, larger wheel arches and a wide rear diffuser. This package also comes with headlights from the 911.
The Vantage GTR2 package features similar styling upgrades as the Advantage 2 package but it keeps its original headlights and also has a slightly different front bumper with some wide air intakes. The Vantage 2 package will be unlimited and will also feature a couple of aerodynamic changes with new styling parts from carbon fiber and Kevlar.
Engineers from TopCar also made some magic under the hood and they managed to tweak the engine from the Porsche Cayenne and increased its power by over 35%. All Topcar Porsche Cayenne 2 models will now have 750 HP to play with and all cars will also get new side mirrors, LED daytime running lights and a new set of forged wheels.
Switzer Performance took the Porsche 911 GT2 to a whole new level in terms of performance with their new upgrade package dubbed R911S. The car tuners haven’t made any styling upgrades to the 911 GT2 but instead they focused all their attention on tweaking this car’s performances.
The Porsche 911 GT2 RS is the fastest road going car in the company’s history but it seems that’s not enough for every customer and Switzer put a lot of effort in increasing the car’s power to new levels. The Switzer Porsche 911 GT2 R911S is now able to develop 911 HP which is 291 HP more than the newly unveiled Porsche 911 GT2 RS and just 89 HP less than a Veyron!
Since the car is a LOT faster than the standard model Switzer had to upgrade other parts of the car as well to make it handle better with those 900 HP under the hood. They installed a JRZ titanium inverted front strut and a remote reservoir suspension that was developed in the Patron GT3 Cup and Grand-Am Rolex GT series.
Switzer has also released the price for this upgrade package: $199,900 for the Switzer Porsche 911 GT2 R911S and $239,900 for the Carbon version.
[Source: Switzer Performance]
The German tuners from Cargraphic had their 25th anniversary today and to celebrate this event they released a special upgrade package for the facelifted Porsche Cayenne 957. The Cargraphic Porsche Cayenne will be showcased by the tuning company at several events during 2010 to promote their services.
Engineers from Cargraphic made a couple of tweaks under the hood and they managed to increase the power of the V6 diesel engine to 286 HP. The Cayenne also received a high performance braking system with bigger brake discs and a stainless steel exhaust system.
At the exterior level, Cargraphic was inspired from the 2006 race taxi Cayenne and they gave the car a special racing vinyl. The Cargraphic Porsche Cayenne also received a new set of custom 21″ wheels that were wrapped in high performance Dunlop SP Quattromaxx tires.
The car tuners from Lumma Design have unveiled an upgrade package for the 2011 Porsche Cayenne that was dubbed CLR 550 GT. Lumma’s Porsche Cayenne received a completely new body kit that consists of a new front spoiler with integrated LED daytime running lights, new side skirts, a rear spoiler with an integrated diffuser, a roof and a tailgate spoiler, a new hood, wider wheel arches and new door fixtures.
This new styling package makes the Lumma Design Porsche Cayenne a lot more aggressive than the standard Cayenne and besides the new visual effect these parts also make the car a bit lighter and more aerodynamic. All the parts of the new body kit are made from lightweight carbon fiber.
The new, sportier exterior look is further reinforced by the massive forged light alloy wheels sized 11×23″ that feature a deep wheel hub. The upgrade package also includes a new exhaust system with three stainless steel tailpipes.
Lumma Design will also add a performance kit and an interior refining program to this package in the next months.
[Source: Lumma Design]