2011 MERDAD PORSCHE CAYENNE TURBO
UK based tuning company Merdad have announced plans for a conversion kit for the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, and the kit in question converts the four-door SUV into a two-door “coupe”. Amazing, it’s looks more like a three-door super sized supermini. The rear section is by pushing the front seats forward, as in coupes.
Merdad add include nostril-vents on the bonnet, an aggressive grille, a revised front apron and new side skirts along with huge blacked out wheels. Under that bonnet lies a 4.8-litre V8 engine that has been modified by the tuners to produce 740 bhp. This is a phenomenal 247 bhp increase from the standard engine output, but then again tuners are only after a headline power figure with little regards to fuel consumption and emissions, unlike Porsche.
2011 PEUGEOT 3008
The Peugeot 3008 is the latest lion badged car hit automotive market, a mid-sized crossover/SUV type of vehicle, it was launched last Monday (June 7).
With three journos to a car, thanks to the taller roof, higher ride height and light interior colour (our tester had grey leather seats). There’s good space under the front seats to tuck feet under. There are also retractable blinds for the rear windows. The seats are of the firmer variety, which is not an issue, but the rear bench could be more sculptured. Similarly, the cupholders in the fold down armrest could go deeper.