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Sportiest Model Yet

by BTM

Tue, 07 January 2020

Sportiest Model Yet

Porsche has completed the Macan series with a distinctly sporty model. The new Macan GTS boasts a powerful engine, performance-oriented chassis, characteristic design and enhanced equipment. The 2.9-litre V6 biturbo engine delivers 380hp (280kW) – an increase of 20hp (15kW) compared with the predecessor model. Combined with the newly adapted PDK dual-clutch transmission and the optional Sport Chrono package, the Macan GTS can accelerate from zero to 100km/h in 4.7 seconds, three tenths faster than before. It has a top speed of 261km/h.

Among other things, the new member of Porsche’s compact SUV family has earned the abbreviation GTS, which stands for ‘Gran Turismo Sport’, due to its outstanding driving dynamics. The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) damping control system has been specially tuned. The chassis has also been lowered by 15mm for greater lateral dynamics. Adaptive air suspension is available with the chassis lowering by a further 10mm.

Combined with the standard 20-inch RS Spyder Design wheels and the generously sized cast iron brakes (360 x 36mm at the front, 330 x 22mm at the rear), the new Macan GTS impresses with the agility and responsiveness of a true sports car. As an option, deceleration can be further improved by means of the Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB) with tungsten carbide coating or the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB).

The new Macan GTS also emphasises its exceptional sporty status visually. The standard Sport Design package, with new front and rear trim and striking side skirts, lends the car a characteristic appearance.

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