Five High-Riding, Sports Car Beating Tuner SUVs

Porsche Cayenne Turbo CLR 550 GT by Lumma Design

Name: Lumma Design CLR 550 GT
Based On: Porsche Cayenne Turbo
Stock Power: 500 horsepower, 516 pound-feet
Tuned Power: N/A, coming later

The majority of vehicles in this list feature the engine as the most impressive talking point, but that's not the case with the Lumma Design Porsche Cayenne CLR 550 GT -- at least for now. As of now, the CLR 550 GT is purely a dress-up kit for the new 2011 Cayenne, but given Lumma Design's experience with other Porsches and SUVs, the engine tuning kit is sure to be incredible once it reaches the market. As a reference, Lumma Design builds a 700-horsepower Panamera, which uses the same twin-turbocharged, 4.8-liter V-8 as the Cayenne Turbo.

According to Lumma Design, the 2011 Cayenne sports a "somewhat reserved appearance" that the tuning firm worked to correct with its CLR 550 GT appearance package. Like the all of the tuned SUVs here except the G-Couture, the CLR 550 GT loses all of its off-road prowess in exchange for looks. This is clear in Lumma Design's aim to make the Cayenne more aerodynamic and produce more downforce.

In the name of aerodynamics, Lumma Design adds a new carbon-fiber front splitter that sits substantially lower than the Cayenne's standard front fascia. The splitter is also designed to increase downforce. Lumma Design also crafts a new carbon fiber and Kevlar hood designed to slipstream the Cayenne and dissipate heat from the soon-to-be-tuned engine. The new hood also incorporates a taller windshield wiper cover to further reduce drag.

Moving rearward, Lumma Design adds lower, aerodynamically optimized side skirts complete with rear brakes ducts. Both the front and rear wheel arches are widened as well. At the very back of the car is a new Lumma Design carbon fiber rear spoiler and diffuser, which both help to increase downforce on the SUV. Large 22- and 23-inch wheels are available as well.

All of Lumma Design's exterior modifications have been made in preparation for what is sure to be a monster engine We should know more about Lumma Design's interior customization program later into the Cayenne's production cycle.

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The Lumma bodykit makes the Porsche look like a cute little (or not so little?) hot hatch!

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