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FACELIFTED PORSCHE MACAN TURBO GETS A TWIN-TURBO V6





The new Porsche Macan Turbo receives a new twin-turbo V6 powerplant along with a facelift.

Porsche has revised the flagship of its compact SUV Macan range by giving its Turbo model a new twin-turbo 2.9-litre V6 engine. The chassis has been tweaked too, and there are new design elements to the interior and exterior.

The previous Macan Turbo may have had more displacement, but this new twin-turbo unit develops more power, 435bhp to be exact. A seven-speed PDK gearbox sends the power to a four-wheel-drive system, which sees the Macan launch itself from 0-62mph in a claimed 4.3-seconds and cracks on to a 167mph top speed, and there is new shock absorber hydraulics with height-adjustable air suspension.

Hiding behind a fresh set of 20-inch alloys sit new carbide coated brakes that offer improved response and fade less than the outgoing set, although owners can option carbon-ceramics at extra cost.

The Macan Turbo receives a reshaped front bumper and new LED headlamps, while the rear gets a full-length light bar, a fixed double-rear wing and sports exhaust system.

The interior sees the addition of a new 10.9-inch HD touchscreen display connected to a BOSE surround sound system, while a Wi-Fi hotspot rounds off the show.


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