Cayenne 957 Transkontinental
A Porsche Cayenne for individualists and border crossers. A contradiction? Not at all.
Stony paths require not only courage, but also the right vehicle. Since its introduction in 2002, the Porsche Cayenne has become one of the most popular luxury SUVs. However, the way to the golf course or the shopping centre by no means exploits the full potential of this off-roader. The Cayenne was developed for more rugged terrain. With the Transkontinental Offroad Kit, the spirit of adventure inherent in every factory Cayenne is given wings.
The kit was designed for the Porsche Cayenne 957 series (model year 2007 to 2009) and is compatible with the V6 diesel, VR6 petrol and V8 petrol engine variants.
Features of the Transkontinental Offroad-Kit
- An adjustable suspension system specially manufactured for the Transkontinental with a lift of between 35-50 mm (individually adjustable) ensures that even harder impacts are better absorbed in the terrain and that the Cayenne is still comfortable to drive on the road in everyday use.
- The less expensive lift kit increases the ground clearance of the 957 Cayenne by 30 mm on the front axle and by 30 mm on the rear axle, this is to be used with the standard suspension (not air suspension).
- Air suspension with electronic ride height adjustment is currently in development.
- Larger BFG AT tyres in size 265/60 R18 on the orange painted rims provide a progressive look.
- The elaborately revised electronic multi-plate locking differential with reinforced axle shafts and a control unit for cross-locking ensures maximum traction on any surface and torque that is always optimally distributed to the wheels.
- Base plate protection on each of the transmission, differential, engine and side sills ensures that the Cayenne is not damaged from below, even in rough terrain, and that the functionality of the essential components is maintained.
- To increase the ability to drive into deeper water, the Transcontinental is equipped with an intake snorkel and air duct to the air filter. Visually always identical, the intake system inside the engine compartment varies depending on the diesel or petrol engine version.
- Additional equipment and luggage can be stowed on the roof rack. It can also be equipped with forward-facing Lazer Lights alternatively with a Lightbar (work lights).
- A leather steering wheel covered in Alcantara ensures optimum grip even during demanding driving manoeuvres.
- At first glance, the Transkontinental is unmistakable thanks to the sticker set in the contrasting orange colour, which covers the entire side of the vehicle.
The reference: Transsyberia 2007
From Moscow to the Gobi Desert to Ulaanbaatar.
In summer 2007, almost 50 teams took up the challenge of a two-week rally through the vast expanses of Asia. The route crossed the Ural Mountains and led the participants through the untouched taiga to the rugged peaks of the Altai Mountains. Across the never-ending expanse of the Mongolian steppe, the route went straight into the Gobi Desert, the southernmost point of the rally, before heading for the finish in Ulaanbaatar.
A total of 14 daily stages, each up to 950 km long, river crossings and trial trails, as well as various special stages put man and machine to the test.
Also at the start of the rally was Porsche's heavily modified 957 Cayenne S.
Among other things, the entire rear seat was removed from the competition vehicles to make room for two spare wheels and even more luggage. Thanks to the modifications, several Cayennes were well prepared for the adventure. In the end, all three podium places in the overall standings were taken by Porsche 957 Cayennes, which speaks for the outstanding suitability and high reliability of these cars.