This year marks the 20th anniversary of the car that changed Porsche’s fortunes. He entered production in 2002, three years after his 911 in the 996 series showed the low 911 (this writer likes the 996). The sports car we know today. As part of the celebration, the German headquarters commissioned Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE to create a range of custom his Cayenne builds for the icon at Porsche Fest in Dubai over the weekend. His two importers in the region, located in the United Arab Emirates, each purchased his four first-generation Cayennes, and the task was clearly the hardest part of the effort. Finding a “relatively standard” Cayenne in good condition to Gulf Cooperation Council specs in this region took some effort in a part of the world that loves to whip out good off-roaders.
After procuring eight of the 2007-2010 model years, the importer put each SUV through the same process used to certify it as Porsche certified. Then came the upfit. Naturally, this included quite a few lift kits, dirt focus tires, a roof rack, spare outer wheel carriers, light bars, a rooftop tent and some special paint. A good portion of the gear came from Porsche’s ever-growing parts catalog. The automaker has been pushing Cayenne builds for the outdoors for years, and last year unveiled Porsche his performance his parts for used cars, with the Tequipment and Porsche Classic divisions particularly off-road. and a new component for land routes. The #11 Cayenne in white with the Porsche Tequipment Rooftop Tent is mounted on 18-inch power-coated matte-black Porsche Classic his wheels, laser-engraved with the Porsche logo. Three of the colorings are retail decal packages. Adventure is Guards Red. Larry in ice lace blue. Hunting Car Olive Hunt. Porsche Classic plans to add more off-road parts in 2023.
After running and exhibiting the Hatta area red clay in fleet, Rigg will find a home in a pristine garage. One of his importers said he bought the Cayenne from a customer of his. The importer said, “We explained our plans to fix and upgrade it and it sounded like a car he might like, so we decided to sell it to him after the Icons of Porsche event was over. I asked him if he would consider it.