A Lifted Porsche Cayenne Turbo With A Racing Vibe

After seeing a lot information about heavy storms throughout Europe lately, I perceive why Roni Collin determined to construct a lifted first-gen Porsche Cayenne Turbo as his winter every day driver.

You see, Roni – whose title you may recognise from his part-ownership of the SpeedHooked Pitstop – lives on a Finnish island that’s linked to the mainland by a single street. Typically in autumn or spring it disappears completely underwater, whereas in winter, heavy snowfall could make it impassable for normal SUVs. Roni set a aim of not getting caught within the snow even as soon as this 12 months, and thus far all is nice.


Visually, the Cayenne appears an entire lot more durable than the way it left the manufacturing facility. That is thanks partly to the 3-inch elevate equipment from Eurowise, and entrance and rear metal bumper bars – the bumpers themselves having been half-shaved for a extra aggressive off-road look and higher clearance. Then there’s the colour; the Cayenne was initially silver, however Roni’s had it resprayed in Porsche Black Olive.


Nonetheless, the wheels may simply be the standout element. These are BBS center-locks from a Porsche 997 Cup automobile, refinished in black and wrapped up in 33-inch Yokohama Geolandar M/Ts.


I don’t suppose Roni has any issues seeing the street – or lack of – forward given all of the high-power Baja Design LED lights fitted up entrance. Even the unique headlights have been modified to home a pair of BD amber LEDs.


Out again you’ll discover an FIA-spec Cartek fog gentle – one other retrofit from a Porsche Cup automobile.


Underneath the hood, the unique 4.8L V8 – good for round 500PS – stays largely untouched, save for Roni relocating the oil cooler and straight-piping the exhaust. It sounds brutal, however nonetheless fairly symphonic.


The expansive cabin contains a Porsche Cup automobile steering wheel with working paddle shifters and added heating for these chilly winter days. The entrance seats are Recaro Pole Positions, additionally upgraded with a heating system.


It’s a must to love the picket shift knob, which was turned regionally in Porvoo and resembles these present in early Porsche 917 Le Mans vehicles.

The dashboard, in the meantime, has a customized hub that may maintain every part you’d ever want for an off-road journey.


Roni didn’t got down to construct the best over-landing automobile, nor did he wish to absolutely embrace the ‘boho’ traveler vibe with roof tents and related upgrades. He wished the Cayenne to face out on the road and be greater than succesful in a snowy surroundings, whereas that includes some Porsche racing DNA. I’d say all these packing containers have been nicely and actually ticked.


Should you’re questioning in regards to the different Black Olive inexperienced Porsche in Roni’s storage, he refers to it as a ‘911 GT2 Touring’, a automobile that doesn’t exist. It’s truly a 991.2 911 Turbo S with GT2 RS bumpers and GT3 RS entrance fenders, hood and polycarbonate rear window, with a cushty four-seater inside, therefore the ‘touring’ designation.

Cayenne for the winter every day, 911 for the summer time – Roni’s acquired it coated in type.

Vladimir Ljadov
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