Along with the 2014 Porsche Macan S, the new Porsche Macan Turbo is also on public display at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2013.
The 2014 Porsche Macan Turbo features a 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine producing 400 hp at 6000 rpm. This power has been achieved thanks to the turbochargers running boost pressure of 17.4 psi. Consequently, the SUV will sprint from 0 to 96 km/h in just 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 263 km/h. When it is equipped with the Sport Chrono package the 0-96 km/h sprint drops to 4.4 seconds. Just like the standard Macan S, the Macan Turbo is fitted standard with the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission.
From a design perspective, the 2014 Porsche Macan is identifiably a Porsche. From the front, it looks almost identical to the larger and more expensive Cayenne even though it features a completely new front fascia and headlights. It is at the rear however, where the real distinction between this and the Cayenne is made. The taillights are a slim, horizontal design unlike any other Porsche and certainly add a unique flair to the baby-SUV.
A key technical feature on the 2014 Porsche Macan is Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus). This system has been specifically tailored for use in the Macan and uses a variable standard torque split at the rear wheels alongside an electronically controlled rear axle differential lock. The system measures steering angle, steering speed, accelerator pedal position and vehicle speed and can improve cornering through targeted braking on the inside rear wheel.