Porsche Classic adds spice to first-gen Cayenne

    The makeover adds features like rally tyres, collapsible roof tent and much more.

    Published On Dec 14, 2021 08:00:00 AM


    Porsche has given its first-generation Cayenne an official rally-inspired makeover to promote its new range of personalisation options for older Porsche models.

    A pair of Cayennes have been restyled and upgraded by the carmaker’s in-house Classic division and has gained skid plates, chunky off-road tyres, rally-style wheels and spotlights, as well as retro-inspired decal packs and a collapsible roof tent – which are the only parts currently available to order from Porsche.

    • First-gen Cayenne gets rally-inspired makeover
    • Manthey Racing kit also available for 911 GT2 RS
    • Porsche also working to retrofit its infotainment to older-generation models

    The custom wheels, mud flaps and roof baskets aren’t yet available through the Classic division, although Porsche says these parts are “currently being tested for feasibility”. 

    The original Cayenne features an all-wheel drive system with a dynamic centre differential lock, which, Porsche says, gives the car “exceptional off-road properties”. Porsche Classic’s makeover is intended to showcase the SUV’s 4x4 credentials. 

    The manufacturer will display the cars at selected events in order to “obtain feedback from customers and fans and take this into account when deciding on the development and reissue of individual parts.”

    The brand has also announced that Manthey Racing’s upgrade kit for the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, which allowed the car to set a production lap record around the Nürburgring last year, will be available to order directly from Porsche Classic. 

    The kit features upgraded aerodynamic parts, coil over suspension, special brake components and magnesium wheels. Other options, such as racing brake pads and 3D-printed bodyform bucket seats, will be offered in the future.

    Porsche Classic has also revealed that other parts like a performance chassis for the 996 generation of the 911 and the 959 are in development, while new versions of the popular Porsche Classic Communication Management Plus infotainment system are being worked on for the 2005 to 2008 CaymanBoxster and 911, as well as the first-generation Cayenne.

    Porsche in India

    Back here in India, Porsche recently launched its first electric vehicle in India - the Taycan EV - in both saloon and and Cross Turismo body styles. Along with the Taycan EV, the German carmaker also launched the facelifted Macan in India. Come 2022, Porsche has plans of bringing the 992-generation Porsche 911 GT3, a track-oriented GT model that’s powered by a 510hp 4.0-litre, naturally aspirated flat six engine.

    What do you think of Porsche offering these customisation options? Let us know in the comments below.

    Also See:

    Porsche 911 GT2 RS breaks Nurburgring lap record

    New Porsche 911 GT3 Touring revealed

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