August 16, 2006 The visually arresting German creation dubbed the TechArt Magnum is proof that 4x4s can outgun Supercars in the power stakes. Based on the already brutal 450bhp Porsche Cayenne Turbo, the Magnum’s bodywork and suspension have been extensively reworked by renowned German Porsche specialist, TechArt, to deliver a whopping 600bhp from its heavily modified twin turbo V8 engine. Despite weighing in at over 2300kg, the Magnum is capable of accelerating to 60mph in a Lamborghini Gallardo humbling 4.5 seconds. Where speed limits allow, TechArt’s ultimate interpretation of the Cayenne will reach 183 mph and the nice thing is the amount of space inside.
If you don't live in mainland Europe, the teutonic Magnum will be on display at this year’s theatrical car-fest, MPH’06 (Birmingham, NEC 26-29 October and London’s Earls Court 2-5 November) in the Sony Ericsson Studio. The company builds to order for car enthusiasts everywhere, so if you’re interested in getting more detail on the Magnum, go here.