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Video: Porsche Macan ‘Turbo S’ spotted?

It seems Porsche could be working on a more potent version of the new Macan mid-size SUV, as this spy video shows an intriguing prototype being thrashed around the Nurburgring with great pace.

Porsche Macan Turbo S prototype maybe

The most powerful version of the Macan at the moment is the Macan Turbo. It comes with a 3.6-litre twin-turbo V6 producing 294kW. However, if history tells us anything, it’s that Porsche almost always comes up with a ‘Turbo S’ of all Turbo models.

As seen in the video below, provided by TouriClips YouTube channel, Porsche is working on a prototype of some description which uses large alloy wheels hiding a big braking package. Other hints include a quad-outlet trapezoidal exhaust setup.

Porsche Macan Turbo S prototype maybe-rear

Power is expected to come from a tweaked version of the 3.6-litre V6, producing around 320kW. If this is the case, we could see 0-100km/h times tumble to around 4.4 seconds (down from 4.6).

Porsche is also working on a Macan GTS which will sit between the Macan S and the Turbo. It will bring heighten performance in all areas compared with the S, with power likely to sit in between at around 270kW.

Take a look at the video below for more detail. It looks quick.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.