Tuned Q7 outgrunts Cayenne Turbo
6 June 2006

Prefer the look of Audi's Q7 to a Porsche Cayenne? Then German tuner nothelle might just be able to give it performance to match the supercar manufacturer.

Nothelle has breathed on both of the Q7's powerplants - the 3.0-litre turbodiesel and the 4.2-litre V8. The oil-burner moves from 229bhp and 369lb ft of torque to 271bhp and 442lb ft.

For the V8, nothelle has developed a twin-turbo conversion that will boost power from 344bhp to a whopping 572bhp, with 531lb ft of torque. That's 130bhp and 80lb ft more than a Cayenne Turbo.

However, Nothelle hasn't announced revised performance figures - or any pricing for the parts, which are available in stages or in a single hit, and are accompanied by a range of typically aggressive styling tweaks.

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