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…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia?

Porsche Transsyberia Front

Porsche Transsyberia Back

Porsche wants to win the Rally Transsyberia 2007; a 6,200-kilometer (3,850-mile) rally that takes entrants from Moscow across Siberia to the finish in Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia. To conquer the course, a mix of public roads, gravel tracks and trails, Porsche turned 26 Cayenne S SUVs into Cayenne S Transsyberia SUVs, injecting a large dose of awesome into the already potent platform. In addition to the full gamut of acronymed goodies (Porsche Traction Management (PTM), Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDDC), and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)), the upgraded rally racer also received:

  • Reinforced A and B pillars
  • Bolted-in safety cage
  • Stronger underbody protection
  • Installation of a handbrake in lieu of the standard, foot-operated parking brake
  • Rerouted electrical system
  • Passenger-operated navigation computer
  • Lightweight sport exhaust
  • Off-road tires
  • Roof lights
  • Front-mounted winch
  • Roof-mounted snorkel
  • Stripped interior, with dual spare wheels & tires and two reserve fuel canisters in place of the rear seat

A lot of the standard stuff is still the same, but since it started as a Porsche, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Power level doesn’t change, but I don’t think they’re too worried about coming up short in the engine compartment with a 4.8L V8 making 385 horsepower under the hood. The optional Off-road Technology Package makes it so the Cayenne can ford water up to 30” deep before it starts to worry, and the interior remains plush for the pampered occupants. Even the six-speed Tiptronic S transmission remains. I’ll take two.

Porsche Transsyberia Interior

Porsche Transsyberia Mud

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