After seeing such a lot information about heavy storms throughout Europe not too long ago, I perceive why Roni Collin determined to construct a lifted first-gen Porsche Cayenne Turbo as his iciness day by day driving force.
You notice, Roni – whose title chances are you’ll recognise from his part-ownership of the SpeedHooked Pitstop – lives on a Finnish island that’s hooked up to the mainland through a unmarried avenue. Occasionally in autumn or spring it disappears solely underwater, whilst in iciness, heavy blizzard could make it impassable for normal SUVs. Roni set a objective of no longer getting caught within the snow even as soon as this 12 months, and to this point all is just right.
Visually, the Cayenne appears a complete lot more difficult than the way it left the manufacturing unit. That is thank you partially to the 3-inch carry package from Eurowise, and entrance and rear metal bumper bars – the bumpers themselves having been half-shaved for a extra competitive off-road glance and higher clearance. Then there’s the colour; the Cayenne used to be initially silver, however Roni’s had it resprayed in Porsche Black Olive.
On the other hand, the wheels would possibly simply be the standout element. Those are BBS center-locks from a Porsche 997 Cup automobile, refinished in black and wrapped up in 33-inch Yokohama Geolandar M/Ts.
I don’t assume Roni has any issues seeing the street – or loss of – forward given all of the high-power Baja Design LED lighting fitted up entrance. Even the unique headlights had been changed to space a couple of BD amber LEDs.
Out again you’ll to find an FIA-spec Cartek fog gentle – every other retrofit from a Porsche Cup automobile.
Beneath the hood, the unique 4.8L V8 – just right for round 500PS – stays in large part untouched, save for Roni relocating the oil cooler and straight-piping the exhaust. It sounds brutal, however nonetheless relatively symphonic.
The expansive cabin includes a Porsche Cup automobile steerage wheel with operating paddle shifters and added heating for the ones chilly iciness days. The entrance seats are Recaro Pole Positions, additionally upgraded with a heating device.
You must love the wood shift knob, which used to be became in the community in Porvoo and resembles the ones present in early Porsche 917 Le Mans automobiles.
The dashboard, in the meantime, has a customized hub that may dangle the entirety you’d ever want for an off-road journey.
Roni didn’t got down to construct the best over-landing car, nor did he wish to absolutely embody the ‘boho’ traveler vibe with roof tents and equivalent upgrades. He sought after the Cayenne to face out in the street and be greater than succesful in a snowy atmosphere, whilst that includes some Porsche racing DNA. I’d say all the ones bins had been smartly and in reality ticked.
If you happen to’re questioning in regards to the different Black Olive inexperienced Porsche in Roni’s storage, he refers to it as a ‘911 GT2 Traveling’, a automobile that doesn’t exist. It’s if truth be told a 991.2 911 Turbo S with GT2 RS bumpers and GT3 RS entrance fenders, hood and polycarbonate rear window, with a comfy four-seater inside, therefore the ‘traveling’ designation.
Cayenne for the iciness day by day, 911 for the summer season – Roni’s were given it coated in taste.
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