Porsche has revealed details of its Macan GTS, coming to SA in 2016!
Sharing much of its wardrobe with the Macan S, the Macan GTS crossover features slightly revised exterior styling, a reworked interior and a retuned 3.0-litre V6 engine.
On the outside, the major changes include high gloss and matte black accents while the Macan GTS rides on 20-inch RS Spyder Design wheels that are finished in Satin Black. The dark wheels contrast nicely with the red brake callipers of the high-performance braking system. Optional LED headlights feature Porsche’s four-point daytime running lights, as well as a cornering light function. The Macan GTS also sits some 10mm lower when compared to the Macan Turbo.
On the inside, the Macan GTS is fitted with leather and Alcantara GTS sport seats with GTS logos on the headrests. The model benefits from the Porsche Communication Management system which is fitted as standard and music lovers will appreciate the 8-speaker sound system with USB, Auxiliary and Bluetooth connectivity. A navigation module is available as an option which supports a 3-D navigation display, satellite image overlays and route calculation.
Power To Macan GTS
Lurking beneath the bonnet is an uprated 3.0-litre twin turbo V6 engine that’s been tuned to produce 268 kW and 500 Nm of torque through a 7-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. All-wheel drive ensures maximum performance and the Macan GTS sprints from 0-100kph in under 5 seconds before reaching a top speed of 256 kph with the optional Sport Chrono Package fitted.
Porsche’s Stability Management system has been specifically recalibrated for the Macan GTS which improves driving dynamics. The Macan GTS also features air suspension including the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) which comes standard and allows the driver to adjust ride height and damper stiffness to suit just about any driving situation.
The good news is that the Macan GTS is available for order in South Africa, with deliveries expected in the second quarter of 2016. Pricing however is yet to be confirmed by Porsche South Africa. We will keep you updated as soon as pricing for the Macan GTS is revealed.