Porsche Macan GTS, the best SUV of the moment

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We know if Porsche they have forgotten that there is already a Macan Turbo version up to 40 hp more powerful but during our first test of its new variant Macan GTS those responsible have not stopped repeating that we are facing The sportiest SUV the entire range. And maybe, deep, not lack reason: with a set-point Macan taken more radical and exclusive, even with higher standard tires, his same brake system Y 30 kg lighter... I not surprise me that was indeed faster, as we have seen by spectacular mountain roads of the island of Tenerife. In any case, there is no doubt that performance, comfort and agility are facing possibly the most complete middle market today SUV.

If since the birth of Porsche Macan talked SUV 911, today finally confirmed with this new and novel variant GTS. And that's it are 10 in total in Porsche. Already linked Boxster, Cayman, 911, panamera and even an even larger SUV like the Cayenne GTS, just missing the Macan for wearing a mythical acronyms released in 1963 on a 904 competition road legal. And here, again despite being an SUV, they are still very present these almost racing genes: With the new Porsche Macan GTS and in front of us, the feel engravings and start on your body.

Porsche Macan GTS test

Porsche Macan GTS supercar

Equipped the new Porsche Macan GTS series with the Sport package, but in a single variant which includes new front and rear skirts, tires, twin exhaust pipes and side air deflectors Matt black, and a new roof spoiler glossy black or obscured pilots, his appearance is spectacular, almost diabolical. Much like climbing a very domineering front row, but not too high: his driving position is almost 8 centimeters lower than a Porsche Cayenne, and more than 3 less than that of an Audi Q5 who, remember, the Macan takes its base. Yes, its leaders are repeating ourselves with two-thirds of its newly developed parts.

Well accommodated well in a very sporty position, it is also impossible not to notice their new interior details. Sport seats with Alcantara center, GTS emblems or different colors that can be combined as an option, complete with an interior package that includes leather GTS and decorative stitching and floor mats, headrests, belts and even fields of instrumentation contrast. Not take it anymore, we started this Porsche Macan GTS is unleashed.

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Porsche Macan GTS: more power

With the impressive Bellow its V6 engine the new Porsche Macan GTS welcomes us up. And it's not a V6 anyone. supercharged by two turbochargers, with a full variable valve timing Y dry sump lubrication, your block 3.0 liters displacement It is the same as riding the Current Porsche Macan S, but enhanced. 340 passes this GTS look 360 hp and, above all, almost 10 percent more torque. 46.9 mkg highs are transformed here in just over 51 mkg, available from no less than 1,450 and 5,000 rpm. A more efficient ventilation, a reduction in backpressure of the exhaust gases and increased 0.2 bar maximum load pressure (1.2 bar now), are responsible for this extra force new stream.

Associated exclusively adapted to PDK dual clutch 7 speed, every day I feel faster, the Porsche Macan GTS is a beast in motion. Always very instant the accelerator, with great forcefulness stretches up to 7,000 rpm very good cutting generating a great performance for SUV nearly 1.9 tons of weight. With the optional Sport Chrono package promises 0-100 km / h in just 5.0 seconds, a brutal acceleration from a standing start we could feel with Launch Control system on a cut fastball port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Bestial! To give you an idea is almost as fast as a Boxster GTS. Very little and is now above the Porsche Macan Turbo 4.8 seconds and 266 km / h top speed 10 km / h in this case. Consumption Porsche Macan GTS stays in 8.8 l / 100 km: It is not an exceptional figure (the Macan Turbo recorded 8.9 l / 100 km), but for bulky sport that is does not seem excessive.

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Porsche Macan GTS: improved dynamics

Of course, the power for the simple power would not be effective in an SUV because of this caliber if not arrived accompanied also a frame in perfect shape. And the new Porsche Macan GTS is. A design and a motor and a temperamental sound and also adds an improved sports chassis, today 15 mm lowered always against the Macan S and already series with the adaptive damping PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) brand.

Engineers tell us that all this, the new Porsche Macan GTS offers improved accuracy of electronic and we can see today also new overdimensioned mixed tires, in measure 265/45 R20 front and 295/40 R20 behind, and accompanied the team mentioned identical extremely powerful brakes of a Macan Turbo in gums, it has so far been standard on 235/55 R19 front and 255/50 R19 rear.

Very fast, on the roads of the Teide National Park this Porsche Macan GTS comes almost erupted. With a highest gripping, a very direct contact to be an SUV and a front train always very informative, I feel today even handling more docile and precise than the Macan Turbo itself. Great answer certainly an agile Porsche Macan GTS able to draw curved colors over a supercar and that, of course, also crown serial with the Variable wheel drive PTM brand.

Again because technology Porsche 911, It composed of a multi-disc clutch and electronic control, which under normal conditions distributes full force to the rear wheels to give this SUV a dynamic response character almost pure propulsion. activate your "Sport Plus" mode and rides his Optional electronic limited slip (PTV Plus) and you're almost in a sport where marcarte very controlled oversteer. Yes, if necessary against loss of motor skills, calm because This system is capable of sending up to 100 100 of torque to the front wheels for exceptional stability.

More than an SUV, the disk is almost a supercar, where yes also feel up a fantastic refinement. If you do not want war, this Porsche Macan GTS can also always very progressive, this perfectly isolated and with optional air suspension (was the first SUV in its class to offer it) It is also capable of providing absorption and high quality of rolling, and a reduction in chassis 10 mm in a normal state. Yes, a GTS, but above all any Macan again shows that it is a Porsche.

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Porsche Macan 2016: new products for the full range

also taking advantage of the launch of the new variant Macan GTS, Porsche updates its entire range with a number of common developments will reach the market in December. First, and optionally, this can SUV equipped with LED lights, plus a new connectivity and infotainment system PCM touch-screen, high resolution and 7 inches, also premiered at the new Porsche 911.

With similar to any mobile phone and asset management for voice control also it offers numerous additional functions, multiple services with Internet access and two new applications: Porsche Porsche Car Connect and Connect APP. With them, you can for example handle many of their functions remote control, transmit navigation destinations or use music streaming services to third parties. Here we leave all the prices of the new Porsche Macan 2016 range.

2016 Porsche Macan prices

- Porsche Macan S: 70,212 euros

- Porsche Macan S Diesel: 66,972 euros

- Porsche Macan GTS: 85,823 euros

- Porsche Macan Turbo: 95,682 euros

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