Porsche Macan GTS Runs Up To 60 MPH in 5 Seconds, Splits Hairs Faster
Porsche announced Tuesday its Macan GTS crossover; a harder, faster version of its Macan S, but without encroaching too far on the Macan Turbo.
The twin-turbocharged 3-liter V-6 boosts output from 340 horsepower in the Macan S to 360 horsepower in the Macan GTS, and 30 more foot-pounds of twist from 339 to 369 pounds-feet of torque. The difference is nominal; Porsche says the Macan GTS will run up to 60 mph in 5 seconds, 0.2 seconds quicker than a Macan S.
The Macan GTS also finds improvements in its air suspension and is 10 millimeters lower (0.4 inches) than the Macan Turbo. The model also sports 20-inch shoes as standard.
The interior is awash with dead Alcantras and GTS logos everywhere. The Sport Chrono Package shaves 0.2 seconds off of its 0-60 mph time and navigation will be reserved for well-heeled buyers who opt for the package, thank you very much.
Porsche carefully didn’t encroach on territory of its Macan Turbo, which sports 400 horsepower and 406 pounds-feet of torque. Presumably the Macan GTS would compete with the Audi SQ5, BMW X4 M and Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 — the latter two of which are probably in the mail.
The Macan GTS is on sale in Germany, but won’t arrive on U.S. shores until next March with its $68,195 price tag.
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