2007 Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 16 April 2007 , 07:04:56 byAlina

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Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia

The 4.8L V8 makes 385 horsepower and is connected to a six-speed Tiptronic S with a 4.11 final drive ratio. Rally car-specific modifications include:

Reinforced A and B pillars
Bolted-in safety cage
Stronger underbody protection
Installation of a handbrake in lieu of the standard, foot-operated parking brake
Rerouted electrical system
Passenger-operated navigation computer
Lightweight sport exhaust
Offroad tires
Roof lights
Front-mounted winch
Stripped interior, with dual spare wheels & tires and two reserve fuel cannisters in place of the rear seat

It should be noted that while the car`s passenger compartment has been pared down to the essentials, it isn`t exactly spartan, as evidenced by its leather seats.Orange fabric door latch pulls, and diamond-plate steel flooring are also fitted, as seen in the attached gallery photo. Outside, the Cayennes are finished in black or silver, and trimmed in a contrasting orange, a la the 911 GT3 RS.

The 2007 Transsyberia Rally runs from August 2 - 17. The route starts in Moscow, crosses Siberia, and ends in Ulaanbataar, Mongolia, covering over 6,600 kilometers along the way. Full info on the rally and the special Cayenne S Transsyberia can be found at the dedicated minisite Porsche has set up.