Porsche’s all-new Macan expands their model line up to a fifth vehicle. Derived from the Indonesian word for Tiger, the Macan promises to combine sport car characteristics with the benefits of a sport-ute. Not only a head turner but fast too with the top Macan Turbo coming to the table with 400 hp and a 0-60 time of 4.4.
All Macans will have Porsche’s double clutch auto, PDK, standard. Besides looking like a shrunken Cayenne (a good thing), cosmetic stand outs are a blades on the side doors that can be ordered in differing colors ala Audi R8, and a 918 Spyder inspired steering wheel.
It comes as no surprise, that Porsche cash in on it’s best selling vehicle segment with this addition. The new Porsche Macan, is based off of a heavily re-worked Audi Q5 chassis, yet is lower and wider and has two unique engines. The Macan Turbo has a 3.6L V6 that cranks out 400 hp and the Macan S has a 3.0L V6 with 340 hp. Both models will be AWD. Base MSRP of $52,000 but shoots up to $72,000 for the Macan Turbo.
The Macan will be produced in Leipzig along Porsche Cayennes and Panameras. A very unique signature feature for the Macan are quad LED headlights. Familial lineage of the Cayenne is very evident in the interior and the exterior so much so that one could easily mistake for a mini Cayenne.