2008 Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia Upgrade review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 5 April 2008 , 18:04:48 byVeronica

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Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia Upgrade

The Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia had its debut in 2007 and proved its speed and excellent off-road qualities. The model finished in the top three positions. For the edition that will take place this year, the carmaker optimized the small series in several areas. The modified components are offered to customer teams around the world as a conversion kit. First the engineers offered modifications for improving the off road capabilities and optimizing the suspension set-up. The front and rear panels were modified to allow a larger angle of driving slope. An all-terrain off road tire from BFGoodrich in the 265/65 R18 R dimension increases the ground clearance by 30 mm. the air suspension was retuned based on the experiences of the 2007 Transsyberia Rally. The model is equipped with a massive safety cage with two bucket seats and six-point harnesses for the driver and co-driver. Under the hood it hides a 4.8-liter normally-aspirated engine with direct fuel injection capable of generating 385 horsepower. For optimal acceleration, the 6-speed automatic transmission of the Cayenne S was combined with shorter final drive ratio of the Cayenne GTS. All models are fitted as standard with a navigation system that also enables teams to plan their route off road and is controlled by the co-driver. All of the control units are positioned within the water-tight interior, and all electric lines and wires have been installed in new positions. The air intake for the engine is positioned above the hood. The foot-operated parking brake is replaced by a handbrake enabling the driver to intentionally over-steer the vehicle in a tight bend. The engine is capable of accelerating the car from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds and to 160 km/h in 15.7 seconds. The model uses 13.7 liters of fuel and the CO2 emission level reaches 329 g/km, EU standard.