Hottest Porsche Macan’s twin-turbocharged 3.6-litre V6 gains 40bhp; model hits 62mph 0.2sec faster than a Carrera
Sam Sheehan
1 September 2016

The Porsche Macan Turbo is now available with a new Performance Package that ramps its power output up by 40bhp, to a total of 434bhp.

The car’s twin-turbocharged 3.6-litre V6 engine has also gained 37lb ft of torque, bringing its total to 443lb ft and enabling the hot SUV to sprint from 0-62mph in 4.4sec.

Not only is this 0.4sec faster than a regular Macan Turbo, it’s two-tenths of a second faster than a Porsche 911 Carrera can manage.

The Macan Turbo's performance has also been made more accessible thanks to a wider peak torque window – the headline figure arrives at 1500rpm and remains until 4500rpm – while top speed has grown from 165mph to 169mph.

Along with the added potency, Performance Package-equipped Macan Turbos also gain a new sports exhaust system and a 15mm lower ride, due to bespoke chassis settings for the car’s Active Suspension Management (PASM) system.

Buyers wanting more adjustability can choose the option of air suspension with a self-levelling function and height adjustment. This setup lowers the Turbo by 10mm.

The car’s front disc brakes have been increased in size by 30mm to a diameter of 390mm, and six-piston calipers are finished in red to signify the additional stopping power.

For the most focused chassis and drivetrain setup, Porsche’s Sport Chrono Package is offered, too. In Sport Plus mode, gear change times from the car’s seven-speed PDK gearbox are minimised and the car’s torque window maximised.

Additionally, opting for the Turbo Exterior Package adds dynamic LED headlights, extra black trim and 21in 911 Turbo-design alloys finished with gloss blacks spokes.

Inside, buyers who choose the Turbo Interior Package get black leather and Alcantara seats and carbonfibre trim.

On sale now, the Macan Turbo Performance Package is priced from £68,073; £5533 more than a regular Turbo. First deliveries will arrive with customers near the end of 2016.

Our Verdict

Porsche Macan

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?

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1 September 2016
For a hatchback that won't tow a horse box out of a muddy field?

2 September 2016
and tow a horsebox into a muddy field in the first place?
The gilet brigade all have Rangies for that.

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