Since its introduction, Porsche’s Macan CUV It has become a brand bestseller all over the world. Sharing a platform with Volkswagen’s Tiguan and Audi’s Q5, Macan is sportier and more calm than either stable companion and is better than anything else in this segment. If you want to buy a Porsche now, Macan is your cheapest entry to the market.Obviously it’s not a sports car, but it still has some of its brand’s cashier..
The standard model Macan is equipped with an all-wheel drive and 261 horsepower 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. This is usually considered a disadvantage as the Macan S with a V6 engine loses 114 horsepower. In the Macan T, which shares the same 2.0T as the standard model, Porsche is spinning that option as a lighter and more agile option. 129 horsepower comes out from the front axle. So is this the equivalent of the modern 912?
With 261 horses and 295lb-ft of torque at hand, the Macan T is barely slow in a 0-60 run in 5.8 seconds. This is two tenths faster than the base model, as a standard Sport Chrono package with an overboost “Sport Response Button” has been added to the T as standard. As always, an all-wheel drive system called Porsche Traction Management helps the Macan rocket get out of the hole.
The biggest difference between the base and the T is in the chassis.Porsche wanted to make this a sportier option and added Porsche Active Suspension Management (incorporating 1)5mm lower steel spring) Porsche traction management as standard. The tuning of the car’s drive system is biased towards the rear wheels to help the Macan T accelerate from the corners. If you order the optional Adaptive Air Suspension, the Macan T will be extra stiff. The anti-roll bar sharpens the chassis and reduces the roll of the body. If you need a sportier drive, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus is also an option.
The exterior trim piece of the Macan T is painted in agate gray metallic to distinguish it from other Macan models. This includes mirrors, front grilles, side trim “blades”, roof spoilers and rear badges. Other trims, such as around windows and tailpipes, are painted in gloss black. To be honest, it’s a great effect. Equipped with 20-inch wheels as standard equipment.
The inside of the standard heated sports seat is trimmed in a unique way for the T. The center of the front seats and the outside of the rear seats are trimmed ‘Sport-Tex Stripe’, like a pinstripes suit, and Each front headrest has an embossed Porsche crest.With seat stitching The steering wheel contrasts with silver for a fun effect.
US customers have to wait until spring to order the Macan T, and prices have not yet been announced. On the other hand, the purchase order has already been published in Germany with the delivery date of April, and the price of T is as follows. € 69,462 including VAT and country-specific equipment. Here in the United States, the Macan starts at $ 54,900 and the Macan S runs $ 65,400, so expect the Macan T to split the gap.