Published: Thu, September 01, 2016
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

More power for Porsche Macan Turbo

More power for Porsche Macan Turbo

To handle the extra performance, Porsche has upgraded the brakes and chassis and lowered the ride height.

A new flagship performance variant is set to join the 2017 Porsche Macan range from March next year, with more power and torque, and adjusted dynamics making this the most focussed performance Macan yet.

Thos treated the Macan as if it were an Audi Q5 with a different badge, but when using the Turbo badge the compact luxury crossover SUV boasts 00 PS (395 horsepower) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft), enabling a 62 miles per hour (100 km/h) sprint in 4.8 seconds and a maximum speed of 165 miles per hour (266 km/h).

Also new to the Performance Package is a set of 390mm front discs, 30mm bigger than a standard Macan Turbo, gripped by a set of six-piston callipers painted in red.

Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) with adjustable air suspension sits 25mm lower than a standard Macan, or 10mm lower than the Macan Turbo with air suspension and PASM.

For the most focused chassis and drivetrain setup, Porsche's Sport Chrono Package is offered, too. The seven-speed PDK double-clutch transmission is created to deliver extremely short response times, optimum switching points and increased torque during gear changes for maximum acceleration. The Turbo Interior Package delivers a black leather interior with Alcantara® elements, color appliqué in numerous areas and carbon elements such as the door entry guards with the model logo lit up in white.

Porsche is also offering two optional packages, an exterior and interior package.

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The regular Macan Turbo costs £62,400 and this is available to order now for £68,073, which seems like a bit of a bargain, given the performance boost (and brag-ability such as a sub-3.0 second 49mph - 74mph in-gear acceleration time).

The Macan is easily Porsche Australia's top-selling vehicle this year, with 1442 units sold, up 27 per cent.

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