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World's Fastest SUV: Super-Hot Cayenne Sets Speed Record

Discussion in 'Car Forum' started by quinnt, May 16, 2005.

  1. quinnt

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    PAPENBURG, Germany — The Swiss-made sport-utility vehicle SP600M by Sportec, a Porsche Cayenne developed in cooperation with Toyo Tires and Shell, has broken the off-roader speed record at the RKP test track in Papenburg, Germany. It clocked speeds in excess of 191 mph, smashing the existing world record of 175.2 mph.

    The Sportec SP600M is powered by a 700-horsepower V8 engine capable of propelling the two-and-a-half-ton SUV from 0 to 60 mph in just under 4.2 seconds. The standard engine was significantly modified with twin turbochargers, sport exhaust and a new air filter.

    The vehicle has also been equipped with an electronic suspension control module that allows it to lower by 1.6 inches depending on its speed. In an attempt to improve the SUV's aerodynamics, the exterior design features front and tail aprons and side moldings.
     
  2. UCF-Tacoma

    UCF-Tacoma Super Member

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    They really thought a new air filter was significant?
     


  3. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I'll be impressed if they can go this fast during the Baja race.;a
     
  4. quinnt

    quinnt

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    new air filter lets it breathe better, maybe a whole 3 or 4 horsepower;g
     
  5. epsylum

    epsylum Boolit Hoze

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    Apperently you guys haven't seen the "fast and the furious". I bet most of that power comes from the new filter, not stupid things like turbo chargers.;f
     
  6. chris93473

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    not just airfilters also stickers. if you put a lot of stickers on your car it gives you more horsepower
     
  7. epsylum

    epsylum Boolit Hoze

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    Looks like that Cayenne has that covered. ;)

    Another reason for it's awesome speed.;f
     
  8. Rob1035

    Rob1035 Skeet Surfer

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    my favorite SUV by far. PCA folks say they lap road courses with similar times as NA 964s and stockish 951s....
     
  9. gixxer11

    gixxer11 bbrrraaapppppp!

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    WOW, that's impressive! It's more of a Porsche wagon than a true SUV, as most SUVs are. If I had one it wouldn't see a rainy day, much less real off-road. I know that Porsche designed it to perform on dirt roads, and other "less than perfect" conditions, but I'd lose it if I scratched the thing. Totally different from doing 150 into a guard rail!
     
  10. Ron3

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    Normally I'd be laughing with you. But forced induction engines really get alot from a low-restriction intake and filter set up. Like 25+ HP.

    But yea if stick one in a Chevy Tahoe, enjoy the extra 4 hp.;Q

    Ron3