Porsche India has just launched the Macan Turbo with a Performance Package in India at Rs 1.4 crore (ex-Mumbai). In this trim, the Macan Turbo gets a power hike, better brakes and a sportier chassis, says Porsche. This variant will top the Macan Turbo line up in India.
The 3.6-litre twin-turbo V6 now develops 440PS, 40PS more than the standard Macan Turbo. The torque has increased by 50Nm to 600Nm thats available between 1,500rpm and 4,500rpm. These changes have boosted performance both in terms of acceleration and top speed.
The claimed 0-100 figure drops to 4.4 seconds (4.8s before) and the top speed is 272kmph (6kmph more than the standard Macan).
To rein in the faster Macan, Porsche has equipped this variant with a newly developed braking system including larger disc brakes. At 390mm, these are 30mm larger and feature grooves to aid cooling. Six-piston calipers, painted in red, bite on this disc.
The air-suspension system is standard, features self-levelling and height adjustment which lowers the SUV by 10mm. The package also includes the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system that lowers this Macan by 15mm, to aid sporty driving.
Lastly, the Performance Package includes the Porsche Sports Chrono Package that dials up the sporty characteristics of the Macan Turbo. In Sports Plus mode, this alters the engine, suspension and chassis to deliver greater agility. It also alters the sports exhaust to deliver a sportier note. Porsche has also tuned the 7-speed PDK, dual-clutch gearbox to match the performance requirements.
While this sums up the changes to the mechanicals, the Performance Package also includes a range of options to tweak the appearance of the Porsche Macan. The Turbo Exterior Package, for instance, gets 21-inch alloy wheels that resemble the 911 Turbo's. Besides this, the package includes a few blacked out panels and LED headlamps with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) Plus. The PDLS Plus system features two additional functions. The dynamic main beam is activated at speeds in excess of 65 km/h and detects vehicles driving in front as well as oncoming traffic to adjust the intensity of light. The Intersection Assistant activates the left and right cornering lights offering better visibility of the SUV's surroundings.
The Turbo Interior package features a mix of leather, alcantara and carbon inserts in line with the sporty image of the Macan Turbo.