(from TechArt Press
Release) German-Swiss Precision:
The TechArt Interior Line de Sede of Switzerland
Exclusive automobile interiors have gained TechArt Automobildesign
( www.techart.de ) worldwide fame
and recognition. The Swiss furniture manufacturer de Sede occupies
the same lofty position in the area of seating furniture. The idea
of combining the unique qualities of both companies in new
automotive creations was born in 2006. At the Geneva Motor Show 2007
they present a 600-hp / 442-kW TechArt MAGNUM featuring the new
TechArt interior line ‘de Sede of Switzerland.’
de Sede was founded more than 50 years ago, and is run by its two
owners, Hans-Peter Fässler and Bernhard Schüler. Privateer Fässler
is a passionate art and car enthusiast. The world-renowned
manufacturer of exclusive luxury furniture is home in Klingnau,
Switzerland. Only cows from Switzerland and southern Germany are
used to make the various types of de Sede leathers. de Sede sells
its chairs, sofas and tables in 120 countries around the globe.
With the TechArt interior line ‘de Sede of Switzerland’ these
exquisite materials now also find their way into the automobile. The
exclusive de Sede leathers are specially treated to account for the
harsh climate conditions in an automobile.
TechArt Automobildesign’s company-own upholstery shop places utmost
importance on perfect workmanship down to the last detail. Highly
experienced upholsterers transform the high-quality de Sede leathers
into covers for seats, doors, dashboard, roof pillars and headliner.
In addition to choice de Sede leathers the seats also feature a
unique soft-touch padding structure with areas of gradual firmness
that are custom-tailored to the human body. The result is
exceptional seating comfort combined with excellent lateral support.
Maximum comfort is paramount in the rear compartment too:
Custom-developed individual seats for the rear mirror the front-seat
design, and come with a custom-tailored center console covered with
the finest de Sede leather. The integrated compartment for drinks,
snacks and storage is lined with elegant Microsede material and
features illuminated glass holders for the two Rosenthal® glasses
with engraved TechArt MAGNUM logo. A small refrigerated compartment
is hidden behind a precious-wood lid between the rear seatbacks.
The TechArt interior line ‘de Sede of Switzerland’ also features a
state-of-the-art multimedia system. Two LCD touch screens are
integrated into the back of the front headrests. Rear passengers can
choose between watching a DVD on the 6-disc DVD changer or programs
from the integrated digital TV tuner. They also serve as monitors
for playing games on a Playstation2 game console. The sound is
carried by wireless RF hi-fi headphones.
Color-coordinated carpets with de Sede leather borders and
embroidered TechArt logo round out the design concept in the
interior and even in the trunk. TechArt further adds
color-coordinated instruments, sporty aluminum or hand-made
precious-wood applications as well as a sport-steering wheel covered
with comfortable de Sede.
With the TechArt interior line ‘de Sede of Switzerland’ the two
partners offer a unique interior design that brings the legendary
comfort of a de Sede sofa to the automobile.
The MAGNUM is based on the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. With it, TechArt
Automobildesign offers not just exclusive interior design but also
dominating power and a strikingly styled exterior.
With the TechArt TA 048/T3 performance kit the twin-turbo V8 engine
delivers 600 hp / 442 kW and a peak torque of 865 Nm. The 4x4 storms
from rest to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds, on its way to a top speed
of 292 km/h.
The perfect complement to the power kit is the TechArt fully
stainless-steel TechArt sport exhaust system. Cayenne owners can
choose to combine the rear muffler with the stock tailpipes of the
car or with four chrome-plated TechArt tailpipes.
The fender flares of the TechArt MAGNUM body conversion add eight
centimeters to the width of the SUV from Zuffenhausen. That means
there’s room for king-size 10Jx22 one-piece TechArt Formula or the
new Formula II multi-piece design light-alloy wheels all around. The
ContiCrossContact UHP tires in size 295/30 ZR 22 on front and rear
axles are approved on the Cayenne for speeds up 300 km/h.
The TechArt MAGNUM front apron looks great with its strikingly
styled large air inlets. It features two fog lamps and two high
beams, and its refined shape reduces lift on the front axle at high
The TechArt MAGNUM side sills form a harmonious transition between
front and rear fender flares.
The TechArt MAGNUM rear apron features custom cutouts for the two
intertwined oval-shaped tailpipes of the stainless-steel TechArt
sport exhaust system. An integrated diffuser helps reduce lift on
the rear axle.
TechArt Automobildesign further refines the Cayenne body with
headlight moldings, a three-piece tail lamp molding and a rear panel
that carries the shape of the rear apron over to the tailgate.
The new TechArt hood is strikingly styled and features air outlets
for improved venting of hot air from the engine bay, thus
contributing to a thermally healthy engine.
TechArt Automobildesign also modifies the suspension of the widened
Cayenne extensively. For vehicles equipped with air suspension there
is the TechArt sport module, which can lower the ride height of the
SUV for on-road operations by up to 60 millimeter. For tough
off-road use the ride height can be increased by up to 70
TechArt Automobildesign can also refine the Cayenne interior in
countless ways. The options for the Porsche Cayenne range from
exclusive cockpit accessories to the completion of the leather
interior available ex-factory to an entirely new individual TechArt
fully leather interior. Also available is a stylishly integrated
state-of-the-art multimedia system.