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2011 Porsche Cayenne Vantage GTR from TopCar

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  • Porsche Tuning
  • 2011 Porsche Cayenne Vantage GTR

2011 TopCar Porsche Cayenne Vantage GTR 2 Graphics 1280x960TopCar Moscow has been a long standing tuner of Porsche cars, creating and implementing new ideas on the rebuilding of models.

Recently, the Russian aftermarket company announced that they were in the process of presenting a new aerodynamic body kit for the Porsche Cayenne Vantage GTR 2, using the second genneartion Porsche Cayenne model as its base

2011 TopCar Porsche Cayenne Vantage GTR 2 Rear 1280x960After gaining positive reviews from the previous model, the Porsche Cayenne is undergoing modifications for a brand new look with a new aerodynamic body and an elaborate vein set up of the off road coupe for the Vantage GTR 2. The new body features front and rear spoiler bumpers with a new bonnet, widened fenders and a diffuser on the rear.

The appealing new design of the Porsche Cayenne will be powered by an improved engine performance of 550 up to 750 hp.

In the meantime, Top Car is already preparing the first seven models for its first customers with a total of only 50 units being made to ensure exclusivity for all of its prospective owners.

Porsche Cayenne Vantage GTR 2 high quality picture gallery


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2011 Porsche Gemballa Mirage GT Matte Blue Edition

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  • Porsche Tuning
  • Porsche Carrera GT
  • 2011 Gemballa Mirage GT Matte Blue Edition

2011 Porsche Carerra GT Gemballa Mirage GT Matte Blue 1024x768 Rear viewGemballa is German tuning company located less than 20 km from the Porsche plant in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.

One product line that has been associated with Gemballa has been the Mirage GT, which is based on the Porsche 980  Carrera GT. Over the years, Gemballa has released a number of Mirage models based on the Carrera GT, including the Carbon Edition, the Matte Edition, the Black Edition, and the Gold Edition. Recently, the German tuning company released the latest iteration of the super aggressive Mirage GT, christening it the “Matte Blue Edition”.

2011 Porsche Carerra GT Gemballa Mirage GT Matte Blue 1024x768 Front viewSimilar to its predecessors, the Mirage GT Matte Blue Edition is powered by Gemballa’s own V10 engine that produces 650 horsepower and 464 lb/ft of torque, up from the standard output of 612 horsepower and 435 lb/ft of torque the standard Carrera GT comes in. Those figures translate to a 0-62 mph time of 3.7 seconds (down from the stock version’s 3.9-second time) with a top speed of 208 mph, which in turn is up from the Carrera GT’s 205-mph top speed.

Aerodynamically, the Mirage GT Matte Blue Edition comes with the same aerodynamic kit as all the other special edition models, which is to say that we expect Gemballa’s rather over-the-top aerodynamic package on the front, side, and rear of the car to be highlighted on the Matte Blue Edition. Likewise, this version of the Mirage GT will also carry the same interior treatment, including the carbon seatblends, and the two-tone – in this case, its black and white – leather finish.

Porsche Mirage GT Matte Blue Edition Gallery

2011 DMC Porsche Panamera Tuning Program

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  • Porsche Tuning
  • German Tuning company DMC

2011 White Porsche Panamera Turbo DMC tuning Front viewGerman Tuner DMC just announced its official performance and styling package for the Porsche Panamera. The set contains aerodynamic components and an engine tune-up. The exterior body parts stay loyal to the designer’s “Simple yet Dynamic” vision.

All components are manufactured from 100 percent pure carbon fiber. The front lip spoiler not only reduces the lift on the front axle, but also adds an aggressive look to the Panamera‘s appearance. The side grills showcase the company‘s skill at manufacturing carbon fiber, which is also found on the rear diffuser. It supports the driving stability by improving the air-flow and the looks make the Panamera stand out in the crowd.

On the engine side, DMC is now offering a package that improves engine power and torque. The stock 4.8 liter twin turbo engine with 500hp is increased to 580hp with the OEM integrated sports button. Engine torque is also increased from 516lb-ft to 605lb-ft. Additionally, in normal engine performance mode, power is increased to 550hp and 575lb-ft respectively.

Singer Porsche 911

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  • Porsche Tuning
  • Singer Vehicle Design

Singer Racing Green Porsche 911We first spotted Singer’s 911 Concept in Monterey last year at the historic races at Laguna Seca. From afar, it just looked like another classic Porsche 911, but a closer look revealed much, much more. Singer Vehicle Design, a California based company, is taking a new approach to the usual tuning game. Instead of chopping up, completely changing and oftentimes overdoing the styling of the vehicle, Singer is approaching their vehicle customizations as Restored, Re-imagined and Reborn designs. So far, their customizations have focused on classic cars (well, one really since the company just started this year) From Singer’s media overview:

The Singer 911 is no mere imitation, clone or retro-hot rod, but a re-interpretation and rebirth of the early performance-focused 911’s. The new vehicle is the result of a fusion between the purity of the original 911 and modern materials, design, and updated technologies, and aftermarket experience into a unique sports car that recaptures the essence of the early 911’s golden age. The Singer 911 capitalizes on the 40 years of solutions and enhancements that have resulted from the racing aftermarket’s embracing the original 911. Borrowing the best elements from the air/oil cooled 911’s long production span such as the “chic” of the long hood pre-’74 race specials, and the engineering durability of the later cars from the 80’s and 90’s, Singer Vehicle Design capitalizes on the vast know how and evolutionary advances the original 911 has enjoyed. The experience offered by the new Singer 911 is a passionate celebration of the history making, iconic 911, and creates an enhanced sportscar that honors the original 911’s soul.

Porsche 911 Singer Design productionSinger starts with any longer wheelbase 911 (from 1969 to 1989), strips it down to it’s shell and starts the reinvention process. The only elements retained during this process are the original wheelbase, the A-pillar position, the roofline, suspension mounting and transaxle mounting points. Everything else is fully restored or improved upon. Here are the high points of what you end up with:

  • 3.8-liter normally aspirated flat 6 (993 based engine)
  • 425 bhp with 340 lb. ft. torque
  • 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds; 0-100 mph in 8.5 seconds
  • Top speed of 170+ mph
  • 917/930 Porsche Brembo calipers and rotors with stainless steel braided lines
  • Extensive body work with lower lip spoiler in front and active speed-sensitive rear spoiler
  • Integral backbone stiffening struture with developmental carbon fiber “second skin” concealed roll structure

Porsche 911 Singer Design productionYou also get some great creature comforts like a lightweight electric a/c system, updated sound package including Sirius satellite radio, Garmin GPS and Bluetooth and iPod connectivity. The interior is a great modern take on a retro look. Weight, with all of this, is 2,400 pounds. Singer themselves sum up the car best:

Sure the Singer 911 looks like a vintage 911, and maintains some of the same character, but the connections its exterior evokes is unique.  There are hints of 911R in the taillights and bumper design, as well as RSR in the bulbous flares, or even some 911ST in the profile, but there is no mistaking that upon closer inspection the Singer 911 is a very different interpretation of these vintage themes. Beneath that “long hood” emulating skin is the heart of the last air/oil cooled 911(type 993) and a host of the latest technology that places the Singer 911 in a place all its own.  The car protects the romance of the original 911 concept but radically modernizes it into an ultimate 911 expression for the enthusiast who can never forget time spent behind the wheel of the car that started life as the 901 Concept.  Forty-six years later, the Singer 911 prototype is the ultimate validation of the model that defined a brand, a segment, and became a cultural icon to generations.

Porsche 911 Singer Design productionSinger has stitched in Brembo stoppers on all four corners along with Bilstein coilovers to put all that power to the pavement, and the interior is laced with the kind of kit that you’d expect from a vehicle with a price tag that knocks on the door of $200,000. Look around the cabin and you’ll see a Heuer chronograph, leather weave seats and an RSR steering wheel, among other goodies.

At this moment Porsche 911 Singer is made in 2 exterior colors:

  • Singer Racing Green
  • Singer Racing Orange

Other colors available as per Customer choice.

High resolution Porsche 911 Singer photogallery


Sportec Shows 3 Porsche Premieres at Geneva Motor Show 2011

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  • Porsche Tuning, 911, Cayenne
  • Geneva Motor Show 2011

Geneva 2011 Sportec Porsche 911 GT2 RS SP800RSwiss tuner and car specialist Sportec will show three exclusive world premieres at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. The programs cover three models from Porsche; the second generation SP580 (Cayenne Turbo), the most powerful road-going Porsche ever made; the SP800 R (GT2 RS) and an upgraded version of the SPR1 R.

The package for the 2010 Porsche Cayenne Turbo is named SP580 and holds a performance upgrade to 580hp and a maximum torque of 790Nm, a lowering module, a Sportec rear silencer and new 22 inch Mono/7 rims sizing 10.5×22 inch ET51.

The second program is all about the 2011 Porsche GT2 RS, the track-ready sports car limited to only 500 pieces. The SP800R performance upgrade outfitted to the car brings the power to 800hp and a maximum torque to 900Nm. An impressive 180hp and 200Nm more than stock! A custom-made super sports suspension, a solid carbon aero-kit (front spoiler/rear wing extension) and Sportec Mono/7 with central locking system sizing 9×20 inch ET40 / 12×20 inch ET50 are also available for the ultimate sports car from Zuffenhausen.

The Sportec SPR1R was introduced last year at the Geneva Auto Salon. This year they have revised the design of their super sports car, added a semi-sequential transmission and an exclusive matte black foil design. Oh and the name also changed to Sportec SPR1 FL.

Porsche by SPORTEC, SPR1 FL – Video from Geneva 2011

Porsche by SPORTEC, SP800 R – Video from Geneva 2011

Porsche Sportec Photogallery in Geneva Motor Show 2011


MANSORY Cayenne at Geneva Motor Show 2011

  • MANSORY Switzerland AG
  • Porsche Tuning
  • Mansory Cayenne widebody
  • Geneva Motor Show 2011

Mansory Porsche Cayenne TurboFor more than 20 years, the company MANSORY is the first choice for refining exclusive top class automobiles and powerful super sports cars. The focus is both on optimisations which underline the dynamic character of the car as well as measures for refining the exclusive equipment. The subsidiary MANSORY Switzerland AG also follows this path with its newly designed individualisation programme for the current Porsche Cayenne.

The tune includes an excessive aero treatment with a wide-body kit that extends the vehicle by 60 mm at the front and 80 mm at the back and also comes with numerous carbon fiber parts such as the bonnet, side skirts and rear diffuser. New daytime running lights and a set of 22-inch black alloy wheels shod in massive 295/30 tires further differentiate the SUV’s looks from its factory sibling.

Under the hood, Mansory Switzerland upgrades the Cayenne Turbo’s 4.8-liter V8 with larger turbo chargers, a custom exhaust system, reprogrammed ECU and other mods resulting to an output of 690HP and 800Nm of peak torque at 4,800 rpm for a 0 to 100km/h (62mph) sprint time of 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 300km/h (186 mph).

Mansory said buyers can also opt for a variety of interior enhancements and an electronic module for the air suspension to lower the SUV’s ride height by 45mm.

MANSORY Cayenne photogallery


RUF Rt 12 based on Porsche 911 Turbo at Geneva Motor Show

  • Porsche Tuning
  • RUF Rt 12 based on Porsche 911 Turbo
  • Geneva Motor Show 2011

Porsche 911 Turbo Ruf Rt 12R GenevaRuf has never considered itself simply as an aftermarket tuner, seeing itself more as a niche automaker capable of building some of the highest-performance cars on the planet. You only have to take a look at the legendary line of CTR models to understand where this view is coming from, and in recent years Ruf has also shown a strong interest in the field of electric mobility and is even conducting its own trials of electric cars with government bodies. At this week’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show, Ruf has reminded us all why its reputation of high-performance, impeccable build quality and plain coolness still rings through. The firm has used the Geneva event to roll out its new Rt 12 R based on the Porsche 911 Turbo.
The Ruf Rt 12 R begins life with the stock 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine. That unit is good for 500 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque (516 lb-ft with the overboost function). After Ruf gets its mitts on the powerplant, output swells to 730 hp and 693 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired to Porsche’s six-speed manual transmission and all-wheel-drive system. And if you’re a rich lunatic, you can opt for rear-wheel drive.

Ruf also works its magic on the body of the Rt 12 R. Carbon fiber is applied to the front fenders, hood, luggage cover, seats and is available optionally on the roof. The side and rear windows are plastic instead of glass to further aid in the quest for lightness. This weight reduction, along with the massive increase in power, has helped Ruf claim an impressive 230 mph top speed for the Rt 12 R. n the outside RUF details this racer with carbon components including a rear spoiler, bonnet and front mudguards. Also part of the outfitting are lightweight doors made of aluminum and side and rear windows out of plastic. Optional is the carbon roof. Total curb weight on the model is 1495 kg (3295 lbs). The Rt 12 R comes with forged aluminum wheels with central locking in dimensions 9J x 19-inch at the front and 12J x 19-inch at the rear. Tires are Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 245/35 ZR 19 and 325/30 ZR 19, front and back, respectively. Brakes are ceramic with 380 mm discs at the front and 350 mm ones at the back. On the inside are carbon bucket seats and a headliner integrated roll cage with cross brace (IRC).

The price tag on the Rt 12 R reads €279,000, not including VAT.

RUF Rt 12 Photogallery at Geneva Motor Show 2011