After seeing a lot information about heavy storms throughout Europe just lately, I perceive why Roni Collin determined to construct a lifted first-gen Porsche Cayenne Turbo as his winter each day driver.
You see, Roni – whose title you may recognise from his part-ownership of the SpeedHooked Pitstop – lives on a Finnish island that’s linked to the mainland by a single street. Generally in autumn or spring it disappears totally underwater, whereas in winter, heavy snowfall could make it impassable for normal SUVs. Roni set a purpose of not getting caught within the snow even as soon as this yr, and thus far all is sweet.
Visually, the Cayenne appears a complete lot harder than the way it left the manufacturing unit. That is thanks partly to the 3-inch raise package from Eurowise, and entrance and rear metal bumper bars – the bumpers themselves having been half-shaved for a extra aggressive off-road look and higher clearance. Then there’s the colour; the Cayenne was initially silver, however Roni’s had it resprayed in Porsche Black Olive.
Nevertheless, the wheels may simply be the standout element. These are BBS center-locks from a Porsche 997 Cup automotive, 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 lack of – forward given all of the high-power Baja Design LED lights fitted up entrance. Even the unique headlights had been modified to home a pair of BD amber LEDs.
Out again you’ll discover an FIA-spec Cartek fog mild – one other retrofit from a Porsche Cup automotive.
Below the hood, the unique 4.8L V8 – good for round 500PS – stays largely untouched, save for Roni relocating the oil cooler and straight-piping the exhaust. It sounds brutal, however nonetheless fairly symphonic.
The expansive cabin encompasses a Porsche Cup automotive steering wheel with working paddle shifters and added heating for these chilly winter days. The entrance seats are Recaro Pole Positions, additionally upgraded with a heating system.
You must love the wood shift knob, which was turned domestically in Porvoo and resembles these present in early Porsche 917 Le Mans vehicles.
The dashboard, in the meantime, has a customized hub that may maintain the whole lot you’d ever want for an off-road journey.
Roni didn’t got down to construct the best over-landing car, nor did he need to absolutely embrace the ‘boho’ traveler vibe with roof tents and comparable upgrades. He wished the Cayenne to face out on the road and be greater than succesful in a snowy atmosphere, whereas that includes some Porsche racing DNA. I’d say all these bins have been properly and really ticked.
In the event you’re questioning concerning the different Black Olive inexperienced Porsche in Roni’s storage, he refers to it as a ‘911 GT2 Touring’, a automotive that doesn’t exist. It’s really a 991.2 911 Turbo S with GT2 RS bumpers and GT3 RS entrance fenders, hood and polycarbonate rear window, with a cushty four-seater inside, therefore the ‘touring’ designation.
Cayenne for the winter each day, 911 for the summer season – Roni’s bought it coated in type.
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