The Radical Adventurer
‘R’ for radical and true in every sense of the word, the KALMAR CS-R is the ultimate off-road SUV, capable of traversing the most extreme terrains known, and unknown, to mankind. Built for adventure, the CS-R is unique in its ability to explore the unmapped wilderness yet still achieve on-road comfort and excellent ride quality.
Based on the first-generation Porsche Cayenne originally created in 2003 as a modern-day agility car, it was chosen due to its air suspension and strong low-range drivetrain suited for optimum off-roading and of course exemplary as-standard engineering. However, the Adventure Range conversion by KALMAR Automotive exceeds its standard specification, elevating it with the artisanal craftsmanship of the KALMAR engineers to create a vehicle that can explore ultra-remote, under-documented areas of the world, still in complete comfort and safety.
The KALMAR CS-R’s precise specifications are defined by the customer to adapt it to match their vision. From additional storage space for overland endurance driving supplies through to a stripped rear interior compartment to keeping the convenient five-seat configuration for more practical everyday use, the KALMAR CS-R is built to fulfil the ultimate dream. The KALMAR CS-R is for those with a penchant for hardcore off-road driving, made possible by the increased ground clearance and added underbody protection. It won’t blend well into the urban background or go unnoticed, but it provides the perfect blend of on-road ability and supreme off-road performance.
KALMAR Automotive’s team goes to great lengths to ensure the CS-R is still a usable car on-road. The unique on- and off-road ability of the CS-R is the base that provides the initial package on which to build, and more importantly, enhance the capabilities of this very special and bespoke hand-crafted vehicle. If a donor car is available with the rare off-road technology package and dynamic chassis control elements, the result is an unrivalled basis for a superb on- and off-road vehicle. By radically reducing the weight of the notoriously heavy first-generation cars by almost 300 kg, even with the added safety protection elements, the team has achieved this by going to extreme lengths.
Optimum ground clearance levels are achieved through bigger tyres, a mechanical suspension lift and a subframe drop to retain workable angles of suspension and driveshafts – all without losing its impeccable Porsche handling DNA.
With thousands of kilometres of testing and experiencing the KALMAR CS-R on automotive expeditions around the world, the CS-R is built to fulfil the ultimate adventure. Focusing on ground clearance, safety, and underbody protection, yet still able to retain its comfort and speed levels on tarmac, this is a skill that no other car can match.
Perfectly and expertly built to exact specifications as per customer needs and desires, each KALMAR Automotive car is hand-made and optimised to excel on- and off-road.
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- Full six to eight mm aluminium with cooling holes and air guides for vital underbody parts
- Removal of plastic underbody panels
- Extended removal of lower front and rear bumper
- Mechanical lift kit
- 17-inch off-road rims and tyres
- Upgraded suspension arms
- Roof rack with platform for two spare tyres
- Roof-mounted LED Light bar
- ABS Switch
- Fly-off handbrake
- 17-inch wheels and all-terrain tyres (only V6 models)
- Additional tanks
Interior / weight reductions
- Fully stripped interior with cargo area in rear and new Recaro off-road seats
- Lightweight battery