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 |  Oct 17 2010, 10:05 PM

Not so long ago we revealed that Merdad was working on a Porsche Cayenne coupe conversion, and now it looks like they’re introducing two renditions of the current-generation Cayenne to the world at the MPH (Prestige & Performance Motor) show.

Merdad will be showing off their new 3-door Porsche Cayenne 902 coupe alongside the Merdad 5-door rendition. No exact details have been disclosed, but they’re telling us to expect anywhere from 550-hp to 750-hp.

“We are very proud that this creation has brought together many British engineers and designers who have contributed to bringing this fantastic beast to the table. We now feel the time is right to unveil the Merdad Cayenne 902 Coupe and the Merdad 5 door to the world at MPH and are excited to see what the visitors to the show think of its unique design and unbelievable power will truly set the show and the rest of the world alight,” stated the founder and creator of Merdad.

We’ll keep an eye out for the debuts in November.

GALLERY: Merdad Porsche Cayenne

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 |  Sep 01 2010, 2:36 PM

We haven’t heard a lot out of RUF recently, making us wonder where the famed Porsche tuner has gone. But it looks like they’re just taking things nice and slowly, recently releasing a new tuner kit for the Porsche Cayenne Diesel Turbo. With two options available to the public, customers can choose from either 288-hp or 310-hp. The two kits are available for the 3.0L V6 turbo (with eight-speed Tipstronic S transmission).

For $4,875 you can have the Upgrade One package, (essentially an ECU upgrade) bumping horsepower from 240-hp to 288-hp with 428 ft-lbs of torque (22 ft-lbs increase)  to play with. The Upgrade Two package is available for an astonishing $9,245 and with that comes a modified turbocharger along with the ECU upgrade. You will however get 310-hp with 465 ft-lbs of torque.

We find the mods to be pretty extensive considering what you’re getting in return, and we’re sort of confused as to why even with a modified turbocharger and ECU reflash why it wouldn’t put out more than 310-hp. But here’s to thinking RUF is taking it conservative to keep the Cayenne Diesel fuel-efficient and reliable. What’s the fun in that?

Official press release available after the break.

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