Totally over the top

Not only has Mansory done the normal modifications, such as changing the body panels and upping the power, but the Swiss company has also dropped the suspension and given the Cayenne a beautiful bespoke, sporty interior.

The body panels are mostly made out of carbon fibre, lightening the car and giving it that exotic carbon appearance (and raising the price). They make the vehicle 80mm wider. The lowered suspension makes the Chopster look that much more aggressive and sporty, as do the 23-inch mags.

Under that carbon bonnet the turbocharged V8 has been tuned to produce in the region of 530 kW and 900 Nm, and that means a top speed of over 300 km/h. This goes some way to explain the brake modifications: 420mm discs up front and 375mm discs in the rear.

And on the inside the Chopster sports a fridge, a DVD player, a laptop with internet, as well as all the standard Porsche luxury features.

The Mansory Porsche Chopster will be on display at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show later on in September, and the price will be, to put it mildly, hefty?