HAMANN Guardian Unveiled as Tweaked 550HP Porsche Cayenne Turbo at 2011 Geneva Motor Show
HAMANN may not be known for its discretion in the styling department, but their creations have flair and pizazz that is unmistakable. This holds true for their latest model, the Guardian, based on the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, this heavily tuned and modified SUV is a sinister brute. The German tuner is known for delivering the full Monty and Stuttgart’s finest gets a smorgasbord of tweaks both inside and out as well as under the hood.
The HAMANN Guardian has an extensive wide body kit which includes an extended front apron with large air ducts, a carbon-fiber hood with “power dome”, side skirts, underbody components and a rear apron with integrated diffuser with proper spacing for the oversized centrally mounted tailpipes. The wings widen the Cayenne by 120 mm at the front axle and 160 at the rear. HAMANN gets a little light happy with integrated LED running lights along with additional full beam and LED fog lights.
Performance improvements come by way of an ECU reflash, sports air filter, sports catalyst and sports silencer. The stock 493hp is trumped up to 544hp and 568 lb-ft of torque. This allows the Guardian to sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.6 seconds on the way to a top speed of 186 mph.
The Porsche Cayenne Turbo rides up to 35mm lower on 23-inch lightweight forged alloy wheels wrapped in Dunlop Sport Maxx tires thanks to a new air suspension module. Slowing down all this heft are ceramic sport brakes with six-piston calipers up front and four-piston calipers in back.
HAMANN doesn’t skimp on the interior and tosses in some top notch materials with stitched embroidery on the seats and dash along with a sport steering wheel. And no tuning package would be truly complete without plenty of carbon fiber tossed on the instrument cluster and consoles. No word yet on price for the 2011 HAMANN Guradian but steep would probably be an understatement.