It’s what he would have wanted. Following the news that founder Uwe Gemballa was murdered in South Africa last year, the company that bears his name has released the Tornado, a re-imagining of the Porsche Cayenne SUV. A lot of the steel bodywork has been ditched and replaced by carbon fiber, lopping around 154 pounds off the total weight. Behind those massive 22-inch light-alloy wheels is a set of Brembo brakes with 16.5-inch front discs and 16-inchers out back. All the better for bringing the uprated 580-hp engine to a controlled halt (a normal Turbo S makes 550 hp). There’s also a higher state of tune available, along the lines of 675 hp and 737 lb-ft of torque. To mark the company’s three decades in business, only 30 examples of this Tornado will be made.
Does it drive as good as it looks? Yes it does! #superstreet #drivingisbelieving #bmwi8 #azusacanyon