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Porsche Cayenne, SUV
Sep 22, 2004 (2:46 pm)
Power upgrade is only on Turbo model.
Also, I forgot to mention, 04 models Turbo can also get the Tequiment upgrade (500hp) for $18,500. Not cheap but will get the Cay TT 0-60 under 5 secs (4.9sec vs 5.2 sec).
Please don't use the dollar to sub seconds ROI calculation. Instead use the the ROFF (Return on Fun factor) calculation and buy only if extra dollars are in the bank.
From the Porsche web page:
Porsche adds more spice to its Cayenne Turbo by introducing a new model tuned through the company's Tequipment program. The already potent Cayenne Turbo – the world's most powerful production sport-utility vehicle rated at 450 horsepower and 460 pounds-feet of torque – gets a boost to 500 horsepower. At the same time, torque – what drivers really feel in the seat of their pants during acceleration – increases to 515 pounds-feet. The extra ponies allow the Cayenne Turbo to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and achieve a top test track speed of 167 mph (compared to 5.2 seconds and 165 mph for the standard Cayenne Turbo). The Tequipment-tuned Cayenne Turbo also gets upgraded brakes and suspension to ensure stopping and handling precisely matches its increased power.
Also available in December 2004, the Cayenne Turbo with the Tequipment upgrade will have a U.S. MSRP of $109,200 (compared to $89,300 for the standard Cayenne Turbo). For those who already own a Cayenne Turbo and desire these upgrades, Tequipment will offer a retrofit package for a U.S. price of $18,500.
Sep 22, 2004 (9:12 pm)
yes...that was nice info...thanks
but $18000 and change... seems like the Powerchip and some aftermarket parts may be a cheaper way to go....
but it may invalidate the warranty....which is one reason I did not go for it...
overall, I think the engine is the same 4.5 liter with twin turbos, right ?
I agree, use the ROFF method for the tequipment upgrade.
I heard the S model and the V6 both get improvements in HP....good but it does not decrease the fun factor not one bit, for the 2003 and 2004 models, in my opinion.
I just bought the some upgrades from CEC in LA....20 " wheels and tires...
what does your cayenne have ?
IN life, I use both, depending on the circumstances...
#1230 of 2038 Re: Precision driving school [highender]
Sep 23, 2004 (7:06 pm)
we weren't allowed to go too fast so I can't say anything about vibrations.
Steering was pretty good, it handled well in the slalom course.
now, I'd like my dealer get us into an off-road course
#1231 of 2038 Re: Precision driving school [utomdsb]
Jul 26, 2003 (6:54 pm)
good for you !!!
hope my dealer could do something like that...
have fun .....
#1232 of 2038 Re: Getting ready to pull the trigger... [gardencar]
Sep 26, 2004 (6:30 pm)
My 2004 RX-330 was a 4WDR, with no nav or upgraded stereo. It did have the premium package. I got $32,500 for it with 15K miles.
I have had my Cay S for a month, now. Could not be happier with the car, I love driving it. I, like many people on this forum, had the vibration issue. My dealer put 4 new tires on the car and that took care of the issue. While the Lexus got better mileage and was a bit quieter on the road, it does not compare in acceleration, handling and overall fun. Good luck with your purchase, you should be able to negotiate a pretty good deal as the '05's are arriving now.
#1233 of 2038 seeking tire advice...
Sep 29, 2004 (7:09 pm)
Any advice for tire recommendations? On a Cayenne S, the four originals are 10 spoke 19 inch Porsche wheels with 275/45/19 Pirelli PZero Rosso tires. Yet, the spare is a 5 spoke 18 inch, 8 inches wide, Porsche wheel with a 255/55/18 Pirelli Scorpion Zero tire. Hence, the spare is lower in height and also has a different width. Would like to obtain a new tire with the appropriate size so that spare will be same size as others. What tire size and tire brand do you suggest? Thanks.
#1235 of 2038 agree with tides
Oct 02, 2004 (3:15 pm)
i recently was there...and seems Connor was rather knowledgeable with correct tire sizes and maybe he can suggest one for the 18" rims..
but I think the different unsprung weight of the 18" wheel and tire combo may confuse the computer , traction control, and all wheel drive system....
maybe use it as an emergency wheel only will be OK, but I would ask Porsche directly....
#1236 of 2038 Re: seeking tire advice... [jaramabeige]
Oct 07, 2004 (2:59 pm)
I just bought the exact same tire & rim set up so I wouldn't have to worry about a different tire size. Since there is no place to put this massive spare and still have room in the rear, I just take it with me on long trips and when off roading as well as for peace of mind. I'm not about to buy the OEM rear mount for a full size spare, for me, it takes away from the overall good looks of the spicy little rocket ship. DO not pay full price if you get a full size spare to match, look for take off's.
#1237 of 2038 Having PCM as Tequipment (didn't get it at first!)
Oct 07, 2004 (6:41 pm)
I have a Cayenne, and unfortunately ordered it WITHOUT PCM (figured it was a waste of $$$$ considering it's usefulness), and now that's it's the "second generation" and DVD-based, I figured I'd give it a try.
I'd like to know how much $$$$ is necessary to take my Cayenne to a Porsche dealership to have PCM installed as Tequipment? Right now (duh) I have just the standard radio and that open space on the bottom.
Do you guys think now's a good time? (probably...)