The vast majority of Porsche Cayennes out there will never be driven across gravel let alone through a difficult off-road trail. However, thanks to a plethora of modifications, this particular Cayenne Turbo is ready to tackle some very challenging terrain.
The Cayenne Turbo in question is a 2005 model and has been listed up for auction through Cars & Bids. It is probably one of the most off-road-focused Cayenne’s in existence and is being sold with an accident-free Carfax report.
From the factory, this Cayenne Turbo came equipped with the Advanced Off-road Technology Package that included locking center and rear differentials and hydraulically-activated front and rear sway bar disconnects. It is also equipped with the Active Suspension Management and Traction Management systems, a sunroof, leather upholstery with front and rear heated seats, and four-zone climate control.
Eager to improve the SUV’s off-roading abilities, the seller fitted a 3-inch suspension lift, 18-inch wheels with 265/65 Kenda Klever E-rated tires, aluminum rock sliders, a roof crossbar with 5 LED off-road lights, a custom swing-away external spare tire carrier with dual auxiliary fuel cans, and various unique decals.
The previous owner of this Cayenne built it as a tribute to the Porsche models that competed in the Transsyberia Rally and as a Turbo, it features a potent 4.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8 with 450 hp and 560 lb-ft (760 Nm) of torque. This power is sent to all four wheels courtesy of a six-speed automatic transmission.