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  • Changes to the Macan for include Porsche GTS was unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show.

    The Porsche Macan GTS features a liter twin-turbo V6 engine that is paired to a 7-speed PDK automatic transmission with Auto Start.

    Porsche Macan GTS review - Physics defying fun T and S and the upgrades they brought: lowered chassis, tweaked engines, larger brakes and Alcantara.

    But, then, what did you expect from something wearing a Porsche badge? More From Loeber Porsche. This may be the next best thing. And in fact, it might be the best SUV I've ever driven.

    Porsche Macan GTS Engine and Performance Specs

    Porsche's 'junior Cayenne' promises and delivers on its dynamic and performance prowess to be be the most sporting SUV of its size. However, the market has changed with the newrivals threatening to challenge the Macan's crown, so does it have the stomach for a fight? You get an extra 20bhp and 30Ib ft of torque thanks to a little bit more boost, a revised intake tract and a freer-flowing sports exhaust for the twin-turbocharged V6.

    To help slow this near two-tonne SUV, you get the brakes from the Macan Turbo , while handling is improved with standard adaptive dampers including a 15mm ride height reduction. These include GTS badging inside and out, gorgeous 20in wheels, black exterior accents and sports seats with Alcantara centres. Time to try it in the UK for the first time. The Macan may share a platform with the Audi Q5, but it feels like a Porsche through and through from the moment you fire it up.

    Turbocharging may prevent the V6 from having a truly memorable howl, but the bassy throb at idle certainly sounds purposeful. Not only are the springy bits quiet, they offer excellent comfort, even over expansion joints and crumbling road surfaces. After double-checking the bootlid to make sure we had been delivered a GTS, we started to push a little harder. A flex of your right ankle sees the gearbox drop multiple cogs and the engine pause for a moment before the scenery starts to get very blurry.

    At speed, you notice a bit of float through dips and crests, while throwing it around in Comfort mode shows up some body roll, but certainly not enough to cause any worry. Thankfully, selecting Sport for the springs dials out the vast majority of the body float and reduces roll, too.

    Turn in is far crisper and you can feel the chassis working beneath you far more vividly. There is a Sport Plus mode that stiffens things even more should you feel the need. The majority of torque goes to the rear axle and it shows. Accelerate out of a bend, and you feel the rear tyres drive you out far harder than the front tyres are pulling.

    Decide to turn off the stability control a delightfully easy process and the Macan can even be persuaded in to some sideways shenanigans. Thanks to perfectly weighted and decently quick steering, as well as some torque shuffling between the axles, this is easily corrected. We have very few. Overall though, it drives spectacularly well considering the lofty body and sizeable mass. Like any other Macan, it offers a big, well-shaped boot that can be easily extended by folding the rear seats.

    Accommodation for those in the back is acceptable, although many rivals offer more head and legroom. An Audi SQ5 may be a touch more practical and a bit cheaper to run, but the GTS is far more enjoyable on any road you care to point it down. This car is truly pointless. The SQ5 is just as quick while returning far better figures and the Alpina XD3 would be the choice for those after that driving thrill. Log in or register to post comments Deputy. Shame you can't get the tech without the bodykit.

    I'm not entirely sure why there's debate about the Macan's looks. Folk may as well argue over which is the prettiest breeze block. I don't need to put my name here, it's on the left. Just when the Macan promises to be a visual improvement on the Cayenne, here comes a messy incoherent multi-layered front end and those awful 3-dimensional rear lights.

    Porsche used to be a master of understatement, so what's gone wrong? It's only nostalgic idiots who never bought any of their products in the first place that have an issue with what they do now, and that is to become one the most successful car manufacturers in the world. Log in or register to post comments abkq. Your comments would have carried more weight if you had provided a counter argument - My problem is this - In order to preserve the Porsche look the headlamps are set very high and almost horizontal, which leaves a cliff face of vertical elevation to fill.

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