2009 Porsche Cayenne GTS body kit by JE Design
Current Porsche Cayenne has got a serious problem. It is old. In fact, it is so old that even the famous Methuselah looks like a boy scout when standing next to the German crossover SUV. Local tuning specialist has made its own attempt at cosmetic surgery. Did it succeed? Hm…
JE Design has just revealed its first tuning kit for the 2009 Porsche Cayenne GTS performance SUV, which sits quite comfortably between the Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo models.
Although one would have expected the German tuner to present us a set of high-tech gizmos increasing the vehicle’s top speed or slashing its acceleration time by a second or so, guys from JE Design simply created a set of Frankensteinian-looking fiberglass body panels and added to the salad an electronic chassis lowering module. Ouch.
The body kit, which is also available for the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and Cayenne Turbo S models, includes reworked side skirts, an awkward-looking pair of front and rear skirt extensions further limiting the vehicle’s off-road capabilities, integrated LED daylight running lights, and a custom rear diffuser, which can house two pairs of oval shaped stainless steel exhaust pipes.
And, adding insult to injury, covered the GTS’s front bi-xenon lights with a garage-tuning-like plastic “spectacles”. OMG, didn’t they ruin the good design?
According to the company, the body kit can be complimented with different sets of JE Design’s five-spoke custom wheels up to 20 inches in size.
Okay, don’t get me wrong, but I guess that this kind of personalization is a kind of self-defeating.
Except for the wheels and the lowering module, there is no reason whatsoever to buy this bunch of plastic, because the SUV is already delivered with a gorgeous-looking Sports Package aero-kit and you just can’t make it look any better.
Photos: JE Design
See also: 2010 Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia