Porsche has today unveiled its Macan GTS in the USA, to sit in the middle of the current Macan SUV range, between the Macan S and Macan Turbo.
Based on the 3.0 litre twin turbo V6 of the Macan S, the GTS boasts hardware and tuning changes to bump power to 265kW at 6000rpm, 15kW more than Macan S, while torque rises 40Nm, to 500Nm between 1650 and 4000rpm.
Power is delivered by the same all-wheel-drive setup as seen beneath the Macan Turbo, paired with a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission.
The Macan GTS is able to sprint from 0-100 km/h in 5.2 seconds, with an extra 0.2 shaved off when paired with the optional Sport Chrono Pack.
Braking is provided courtesy of 360mm front discs, clamped by red-painted six-piston calipers, backed up up by 330mm discs and single-piston calipers at the rear.
Recalibrated air suspension, with adjustable ride height and damper stiffness, is fitted as standard. Standard ride height is 15mm lower when compared to the Macan S, for a lower centre of gravity.
Optional torque vectoring is also available to improve handling.
From the outside the Macan GTS can be identified by matte black door blades with gloss black GTS badging. Matte black ‘RS Spyder’ alloy wheels, measuring 20 inches in diameter are also standard.
Inside, the Macan GTS boasts standard leather sports seats, with Alcantara inserts and GTS-embroidered headrests. An optional GTS interior package adds a red tacho, seatbelts and contrast stitching.
Along with with the launch of the Macan GTS, Porsche has increased the level of standard specification across the Macan range for all cars built after January 2016
Additional standard equipment includes digital radio, lane departure warning, three-zone climate control and the new Porsche Communication Management system (PCM) including voice control.
Prices have been raised slightly to reflect the change in specification:
- Macan S Diesel $91,900 (up $3900)
- Macan S $93,100 (up $3800)
- Macan GTS $109,500 (new)
- Macan Turbo $130,300 (up $4500)
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