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Russian Tuner Uses Lots of Carbon Fiber to Fix the Aesthetically Challenged Porsche Cayenne

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On: Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 2:37PM | By: Teddy Field


Russian Tuner Uses Lots of Carbon Fiber to Fix the Aesthetically Challenged Porsche Cayenne

Although the 2015 Porsche Cayenne is brilliant from a technical standpoint, it has the visual appeal of a riding lawn mower. The 520hp 2015 Porsche Cayenne Turbo can squirt to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds, which beats Tim Allen’s Binford 6100 jet-powered mower. But it’s still not fast enough to outrun its own ugliness. To fix the problem, Moscow-based tuner TopCar, created a Cayenne bodykit that transforms this green-skinned Ogre into Jason Statham. Praise the car gods!

Carbon fiber is known to cure many automotive ills. So TopCar used plenty of it, along with some Kevlar, to create an updated version of its Porsche Cayenne Vantage bodykit. There’s a new CF hood with integrated heat extractors, to keep that twin-turbo V8 cool. A new front bumper and flared CF wheel arches give the 2015 Porsche Cayenne a more athletic appearance (the factory bumper makes the Cayenne look like a cross-eyed goldfish). And revised CF side skirts do a lot to breakup the SUVs visual bulk.

Around back, the flared wheel arches flow into a new bumper that features a more aggressive carbon fiber diffuser, which is capped by squarish quad exhaust tips. There’s also a meaty CF rear spoiler mounted just below the rear window.

From any angle, the TopCar Vantage bodykit makes the 2015 Porsche Cayenne look like a wicked speed machine. Mercifully, they didn’t add the usual scoops and gills like other tuners. They chose instead, to exaggerate the Cayenne’s existing lines, which makes it look almost stock. This simplistic approach gives Porsche’s pepper-wagen the brutish look that it always meant to have.

Thank you, TopCar!

The revised Vantage bodykit will go on sale in February 2015. According to their Google-translated website, each component can be ordered separately, and the cost of the entire bodykit (converted from Euros) would be around $32k, not counting installation. But then again, fixin’ ugly aint cheap.


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