Macan Turbo Gets Toothier

Derryn Wong

Porsche’s pocket rocket SUV gets Performance Package treatment for 2016

Singapore –

Some days you wake up and say, “Man, I have the most powerful version of the least expensive Porsche model around, but it’s just not enough…should I get a double espresso or the new Porsche Macan Turbo with Performance Package?”

Porsche’s Macan sport utility vehicle (SUV) has been a global success, Singapore included, and that’s largely due to the fact that you can own the base model for $230k without COE here. The top dog of the Macan range is the Macan Turbo which, as we found, is a fearsomely fast and fun machine totally deserving of the ‘Turbo’ badge thanks to a combination of the 400bhp V6 biturbo engine and frisky handling.

Now, Porsche’s released the Performance Pack to up the ante even further: 40bhp extra for the V6 engine means a total of 440bhp and crazy 600Nm of torque. That shaves the car’s 0-100km/h time from 4.8 to only 4.4 seconds, although fuel efficiency has leaped from 8.9L/100km to 9.7L/100km.  The torque range has also shifted slightly, from 1,350-4,500rpm to 1,500 to 4,500rpm.

The fun doesn’t stop there since the package also adds a considerable number of other extras for the $35,800 premium it commands over the regular Macan Turbo’s price of $379,888 without COE. Porsche’s added on a new brake system, lowered the suspension, added the Sport Chrono feature and a sports exhaust.

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The front brake discs are 30mm larger, with 390mm diameter, and are grooved, but ripped by the same six-piston callipers now painted in red. As before the adaptive PASM (Porsche Adaptive Suspension Management) suspension system is on-board too, but now 15mm lower for better handling.

Also part of the new features is the Sport Chrono Package: It’s basically Porsche’s method of going ‘ludicrous speed’ which engages the most extreme performance modes from the car’s drivetrain, suspension and exhaust.

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That ends the list of standard Performance Package equipment but of course Porsche’s always on hand with more goodies to tempt those with the dosh, such as the Turbo Exterior Package ($24,646: 21-inch wheels, adaptive LED lights, darkened tail-lights, black-out bits) and Turbo Interior Package ($23,533) with alcantara upholstery and carbon highlights for the cabin.



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About the Author

Derryn Wong

CarBuyer's chief editor brings 15 years of experience in automotive journalism. Previously, he was the editor for Top Gear Singapore, and a presenter for CNA's Cruise Control motoring segment. He's contributed to The Business Times, Today, and many other publications, and also covered technology as editor of Stuff magazine. An avid motorcyclist and photographer, he is the Chief Slave of two cats. Follow him on Instagram @werryndong

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