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Porsche winds up Macan Turbo: new Performance Package released

Published: 01 September 2016

► Macan Performance Package unveiled
► Available on range-topping Turbo model
► Costs £68k, commands a £5.5k premium

Been waiting for a Porsche Macan that’ll hassle a 911? Then pick up the phone and order a Macan Turbo with the new Performance Package.

That’s right: Porsche has cranked a little more out of its flagship Macan Turbo, creating a new, more expensive derivative that’ll sprint from 0-62mph in 4.4sec – the same as a PDK-equipped 911 Carrera. 

Is it much faster than the regular Macan Turbo?

The Performance Package cleaves a significant 0.4sec off the Macan Turbo’s 0-62mph time, knocking it down to the aforementioned 4.4sec, while its top speed has been nudged up to 169mph – 4mph faster than the Turbo.

Porsche Macan Turbo with Performance Package

The boost in performance has been achieved by carrying out a few revisions to the Macan’s twin-turbo 3.6-litre V6. It now produces a total of 435bhp, which is 40bhp more than it did previously.

Torque’s also up, from 406lb ft to 442lb ft, which further helps cut in-gear acceleration times. Porsche claims a 50mph-75mph time of 2.9sec, a reduction of 0.2sec compared to the standard Turbo.

Is the upgrade just a remap, then?

Fortunately, no. The Performance Package tweaks the Macan further with a 15mm drop in ride height, a sports exhaust, bigger brakes and Porsche’s response–sharpening Sport Chrono package.

Porsche Macan Turbo with Performance Package

How much does it cost?

A Porsche Macan Turbo with the Performance Package will set you back £68,073, which is £5533 more than the conventional Macan Turbo

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By Lewis Kingston

Formerly of this parish. Inveterate car buyer and seller; currently owner of a '68 Charger project car

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