Porsche Macan Turbo gets a race-livery in Singapore

Article by Christian A., on August 17, 2017

Recently, Porsche revealed a new Macan Turbo wearing a Performance Package and a unique Porsche Motorsport themed paint. At first look, it will remind you of the 919 Hybrid and the 911 RSR.

The range topping Macan has a combination of black, red, white and silver. But we would say that it is a safe livery to use on the model, and it would be great if Porsche could use wilder colours like Jägermeister's burnt orange shade or the famous Gulf design.

The Macan Turbo already performs well, but this can even be upgraded with the Performance Pack, making it the hottest variant among crossovers out there. The new 3.6 liter biturbo V6 can produce 440 horsepower (324 kilowatts) and 442 pound feet (600 Newton metres) of torque. This adds another 40 horsepower (29 kW) and 36 pound-feet (49 Nm) of torque over the standard model. This upgrade makes the Macan do the 0 to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) sprint from 4.4 seconds down to 4.2 seconds only. As for the top speed, it gets a little push of 5 miles per hour (8 kilometers per hour) more than usual, totaling to 169 miles per hour (272 kph).

Other than the performance upgrade, the new package also pushes the car's capabilities in other ways. For instance, the new 15.3 inch front brakes increase 1.1 inches (30mm), complemented with red-painted brake six-piston calipers. The new air suspension is now 0.4 inches (10mm) lower. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) comes standard with modes to deliver a comfortable height. Similarly, the Sport Chrono Package gets these upgrades too.

The Macan Turbo with the upgraded Performance Package is $10,000 more expensive than the standard Turbo model, starting at $88,750 (including destination) in the United States.

Some of you may want an aggressive-looking Macan Turbo sans the performance upgrade. This has been made possible by Porsche as they came up with the Turbo Exterior Package that is exclusive for the said model. The package includes LED headlights and a set of 21-inch wheels in gloss black, like the pieces on the 911 Turbo. Inside the cabin include details like Alcantara and carbon accents and illuminated door sill guards.

After the upgrade, this five-seater, four-door SUV provides just the right amount of power bump without having to go through an extensive diet program. It also did not have to be stripped down unlike the usual GTS models. The performance upgrade generally comes from the developed brake system, lowered body and controlled sports chassis.

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