Individuality without limits – LUMMA Design offers a comprehensive program for the Cayenne
Up to 600 BHP
Forged alloy rims, up to 22 inches
“Made in Germany” engineering finesse
Range includes numerous color and equipment variations
LUMMA Design has once again expanded the program for the Porsche Cayene. The three already-finished vehicles – all custom tuned to customer specification – really demonstrate the diversity of the program for the current Porsche Cayenne. Lumma Design has thus set new standards when it comes to comfort, dynamics, elegance and sportiness. The extraordinary capabilities of small LUMMA Design workshop is thus proven: ‘First Class in Design, Execution and Power’.
The S Hybrid, with a power increase to 450 BHP, forms the basis for the special “orange metallic” painted LUMMA Cayenne. The impressive, centrally positioned three-tube system dominates the view from the rear. The parts attached to the exterior – using visible carbon fibre – along with the LUMMA Racing 3 9.5 x 20-inch forged wheels, which have all been sprayed the same color as the car body, reinforce this completely tuned vehicle’s claim to providing complete exclusivity. The sporty looking CLR 1 hood has likewise been manufactured completely from carbon and sprayed in the same color as the car body.
The interior features the best in “Made in Germany” hand-craftsmanship. The interior has been refitted, made completely from leather and Alcantara, and also including a carpeted floor and headlining. Aluminum pedals and carpet mats with genuine leather trims and an embroidered LUMMA coat of arms logo also provide a high level of exclusivity.
For frequent drivers, the Porsche Cayenne Diesel is the first choice – for frequent drivers with exacting demands when it comes to individuality, then the model from Lumma design based on the Cayenne Diesel is what you’re looking for. With a brick-red housing, the power of the 6-cylinder diesel engine has been increased to 280 BHP.
The rear view is just as convincing as the noticably modified front. The sporty looking CLR 2 hood features a visible carbon construction with a “checkered flag” carbon design. A rear roof spoiler, a 4-tube sports exhaust system with 2 x 90 mm tailpipes to both the left and the right, and a 22″ CLR set of alloy wheels complete the tuning. The interior features fully carbon interior fittings, aluminum pedals, instruments in red and as ever, the harmoniously applied leather trimming. The seat belts also match the color of the car body – attention lovingly paid to the very last detail is what characterizes vehicles tuned by LUMMA Design.
Solid power in every situation is the basis upon which the Porsche Cayenne Turbo is built. The LUMMA Design Luxury SUV model, in a dark black metallic finish, boasts an increase in power to 600 BHP, thus making it one of the world’s fastest SUVs.
This amount of power is almost to be expected when you see the 6-tube sports exhaust system, with three tailpipes at 80 mm in diameter to both the left and the right. 22-inch rims in black, the sporty looking CLR 2 hood in a painted finish and the complete body kit make the LUMMA Cayenne Turbo a superb representative of its class.
LUMMA Design also focuses on providing highest level of exclusivity in the interior, with genuine leather trimming, aluminum pedals in silver, beige instruments, carpet mats with stylish leather trimming and other features.
With these three custom-tuned vehicles based on the Porsche Cayenne, LUMMA Design will win you over with its wide range of product variants – the wealth of imaginative ideas “made by LUMMA” is truly limitless.
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Individuality without limits – LUMMA Design offers a comprehensive program for the Cayenne
This article is about the Switzer F900. The short version is that it’s a low-emission, 900 horsepower, flex-fuel monster of a Porsche built by a pack of wild-eyed savants in the middle of rural Ohio … but the story behind this first F900 started a few years ago, at the same time that the automotive press started to notice that Oberlin, Ohio might be an interesting place to visit after all. I’m not talking about Switzer’s first cars – those fast and furious DSMs. Forget about those high-horsepower Eagle Talons and Mitsubishi Evos that terrorized the streets and strips of Ohio. Forget, even, about those first Porsche few “rescue missions” to put right what other shops had put wrong. Forget about all of that – because the rest of the world has. As far as the rest of the world goes, the story of Switzer Performance and the Switzer F900 Porsche begins with Sledgehammer.
The Switzer Sledgehammer, of course, was a thousand-horsepower, all-wheel driven 997 Porsche Turbo whose YouTube fame was assured with a series of 9-second passes and a standing mile top speed of nearly 200 mph. The most impressive part of the car, however, wasn’t a quarter-mile time or a TexasMile certificate … it was the engine. “The engine,” explains Tym Switzer, “was 100% Porsche. It was bone-stock.”
Most engines, even those emblazoned with storied and iconic names, could never stand up to such abuse. Not for long, anyway. The 997 Porsche Turbo’s engine, however, is not like most engines. “The 996 and 997 used an engine that was designed for GT endurance racing,” says Tym. “Porsche used forged internals, beefy connecting rods, and a hundred other tiny detail changes to make sure that engine, in its full-race GT1 configuration, would put out massive power, hour after hour, race after race. It was built for this. Porsche built it for this.”
“This” translated, in Tym’s mind, to something that probably sounded like “put 1000 hp through it and put it on the street”.
So, Porsche “begat” the GT1, which begat the 997.
The 997 cars begat the early Sledgehammer cars (circa 2009/10). Being development cars, they were too hairy for most drivers. They were beasts. They were animals. “They were meant to be experienced ‘like a sledgehammer to your senses’,” says Tym. “They definitely got people’s attention.”
The Sledgehammer begat the P800, a streetable, comfortable, 800 hp pump-gas conversion that turned a “regular” 997 Porsche Turbo into something really special.
The P800, then, begat the R911, which was similar to the P800 in many ways, but (as evidenced by it’s “R” configration) the R911 was optimized for the racetrack. On full-boil, sipping VP’s 109 octane race-fuel and sucking in dense, cool air, the cars made well over 900 hp in a linear, predictable fashion that (as one journalist put it) made the R911 drive “just like a Porsche … 917K.”
Right about the same time that Switzer’s R911s started finding homes, however, another Switzer “skunkworks” project had started to steal some of the R911s thunder. It was a Nissan-based project car called the E900, and the “E” stood for Ethanol.
“The E900s took advantage of some of Ethanol’s unique properties, like high octane equivalence and cooler burn, to make over 900 horsepower without relying on toxic race fuels,” explains Tym. “They were great cars to work on and dyno-test, actually, because they were so clean your eyes didn’t water the whole time you were running them. You could finally breathe in the shop with the dyno going.”
It wasn’t long before the Switzer E900 GTR conversions caught the attention of one of Switzer’s Canadian clients, who happened to be driving a different Switzer car … one of Tym’s first Sledgehammer 997 Porsche Turbos. The very same Sledgehammer, in fact, that still holds a number of informal “forum” records for stock-internal quarter mile e/t, 60-130 mph time, and standing mile top speeds. A serious car, in other words, and a serious driver. A driver who’d experienced a lot of seat time in a fast, famous street beast who had come to expect bulletproof reliability and bullet-like speeds … and he wanted Switzer to build him an ethanol Porsche.
“Not just an ethanol Porsche,” corrects Tym, “a flex-fuel Porsche. He didn’t want a race-gas package or a street gas package or an E85 package. He wanted a car that he could throw anything at. A real, usable, daily-drivable street machine that, at a moment’s notice, could pull up to an E85 station and rip off a pass in the low 10s. Or 9s, ideally.”
That’s what the customer wanted. That’s what the customer got.
What you see here is just that. The Switzer “F is for Flex-fuel” F900 Porsche 997. A car that is part 800 hp pump-gas Switzer P800 Porsche, part R911 race-ready Switzer R911, and part Sledgehammer – when the mood strikes the driver, of course. “Until then, the car feels just like our other P800 cars. It’s just like stock, except it just keeps pulling strong after the stock turbos have given up. Once you get it on the ethanol, though, it really takes off. Just like the race gas cars.”
Visually, the F900 is a standard 997.1 Porsche Turbo with a few decals hinting at something special – but one look into the engine bay does much more than hint. The new car features Switzer’s MONSTER intercoolers and CNC_machined y-pipe intake, as well as proprietary Switzer turbochargers breathing through Switzer’s “standard” 997 sport exhaust. The flex-fuel techno-whizz-bangery is handled by a series of specialized senors feeding data back to a stand-alone ECU solution that adjusts injection and timing on the fly, ensuring an appropriate tune for whatever fuel is handy.
Choose wisely at the pump, then. Pick your poison. Etc.
For pricing and availability, contact Switzer Performance in Oberlin, Ohio.
TECHART powerkit for the Panamera Diesel
A plus of 30 hp by simply pushing a button -the TECHART powerkit TA 070/D1 is now available for the Panamera Diesel. On the basis of the intelligent and TÜV certified TECHART engine management system TECHTRONIC the power of the sporty limousine is boosted from 184 kW (250 hp) to 206 kW (280 hp). The generated torque increases from 550 Nm to 600 Nm.
TECHART powerkit TA 070/D1
„Our new powerkit TA 070/D1 increases the overall performance of the Panamera Diesel by pushing the Sport button at the center console. Already the TECHART power enhancements for the Cayenne and Panamera Turbo models are based on this innovative technology and they are highly popular among our customers. Also the Panamera Diesel driver is now able to enjoy an amazing power boost”, says TECHART CEO Thomas Behringer.
Typically TECHART: highest quality standard
With a performance of 6.6 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h as well as a top speed of 247 km/h the car delivers a notable increase in power combined with additional driving pleasure. The powerkit convinces with a quick and easy installation as well as the fulfilment of OEM specifications. The installation does not affect the vehicle diagnostics or servicing and it maintains the electronic engine protection features. The TECHART powerkit is backed by a two-year limited warranty. Furthermore, TECHART grants an additional warranty on damages at engine or gearbox according to the TECHART warranty terms.