Following up on their first pass at tuning the Porsche Cayenne, LUMMA Design is taking another go at this luxury sport-ute with a more aggressive approach aimed at differentiating their offering from the rest of the aftermarket fray. Dubbed the “White Pepper”, one of their greatest accomplishments is the extension of the wheel base while still managing to knock 400 pounds of fat from this 2 ton white and black accented beast.
LUMMA is offering a new body kit, CLR 558 GT, that serves up a front bumper featuring a spoiler with inlets, revised rear bumper with diffusers, rear spoiler lip (in carbon or matching paint), flared fenders front and back and monster side sills with integrated door supports.
Collaboration can be good and bad. Metallica and the San Francisco symphony; good. Bush and Cheney; bad. This time it’s the high-end German tuners Lumma Design and G-Power teaming up to make the baddest BMW M5 to date. And they have. Feast your eyes on the new CLR 730 RS Lumma Design. Don’t let the long confusing name distract you, it’s simply incredible.
This may be a match made in heaven. Lumma Design’s forté with the BMW M5 was to focus on the suspension and body, not the engine. So they called G-Power, another German-based tuner that has been tweaking Bimmers for over 25 years. By focusing solely on BMW they have a level of knowledge few can touch. In this case, twin-turbos, breathing through Lumma racing cats, bring the already potent V-10 up to a biblical 730 hp and 516 lb-ft. of torque. Forget the helicopter Jeeves, I’m in a hurry, bring me the Lumma M5.
The Panamera is the first 4-door car produced by German powerhouse Porsche. Its look has been described as incredible, yet, for some unknown reason, it has a reputation for appearing less than appealing in pictures. One would assume that something that looks beautiful or cool in person would look the same on paper. It’s not as if Madeline Albright is indiscernible from Eva Mendez in person, but you just can’t tell from her picture. I’ve only seen 2, but will say it looks original, and compared to other super sedans on the market today, pretty sweet. When I read you can get it with a twin-turbo V8, I knew I could grow to love it.
This is an engine that promises amazing performance once some smart guys in a shed start to mess with it. After-all, 9ff recently introduced initial specs and drawings of their PT-55, PT-60 and PT-65 custom Panamara. And just on the heels of that announcement, details and renderings of the 750 hp Gemballa Mistrale version of the Panamera were made public. So, it’s really no surprise to see the same thing happening at Lumma Design. This solid German tuning shop has just dropped their preliminary design for their Porsche Panamera program, and it is intense.
Winterlingen-based LUMMA Design pumps out some exceptional tuning packages for BMW, Porsche and Mercedes. A couple of years back they celebrated their 20th anniversary but definitely show no sign of slowing down. The LUMMA E 50 CLR is their latest offering, based on the Mercedes-Benz W212 E-Class sedan, and both aesthetic mods and performance tweaks have been extensively calibrated.
Performance options include a special “V-Max” system that allows the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-550 to produce 450 hp, a nice increase over the stock 382 hp rating. If you happen to own any diesel variation, LUMMA offers a “D-Box” that boosts engine output by up to 20%. The company also provides a “GPM-Powermodule” which heightens accelerator response. A special sport exhaust system, made of the finest stainless steel with 4×90 mm end pipes, is also available.