Porsche has further cemented the Macan’s reputation as being the fastest in mid-size SUV class with the announcement of a Performance Pack for the Macan Turbo.
The standard Macan Turbo offers 294kW/550Nm, while Porsche’s new performance pack increases power from the 3.6-litre turbocharged V6 up to 324kW/600Nm; representing a 30kW/50Nm increase from the standard Macan Turbo. Torque is available from 1500-4500rpm instead of a slightly wider 1350-4500rpm in the standard Turbo.
The result is a 0-100km/h time of 4.4 seconds, shaving 0.2 of a second, and a top speed increase from 266 to 272km/h.
The Performance Pack adds special touches like a new braking system, with 390mm discs, 30mm larger than the standard Macan Turbo units, as well as a lowered sport chassis, Sport Chrono Package and new sport exhaust. There’s also been changes to the PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management), which now sits 10mm lower, featuring a self-levelling and height-adjusting function.
The seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission has also been updated, offering even sharper shifts with optimum gear change points for maximum torque during shifts.
Porsche is offering a new Turbo Exterior Package for the Macan to match the increased brawn. Options include numerous black touches around the exterior, 21-inch 911-inspired wheels with a gloss-black finish and LED headlights with PDLS (Porsche Dynamic Light System). For the inside there’s black leather and Alcantara alongside carbon fibre touches scattered around the cockpit.
The Macan Turbo with the added Performance Package is available for order in Australia, with deliveries set to arrive in March, 2017. Prices for the package add AU$13,500 to the standard Macan Turbo’s $130,000 starting prices (excluding on-roads).