Video: Porsche Macan ‘Turbo S’ spotted?

Brett Davis

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.

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