Porsche‘s latest addition to their ever growing line up, the Macan, has been official for a few months now. Since then we have seen a number of technical videos hinting at the German marques design and technologies that have been applied to the baby Cayenne that is based upon Audi’s Q5. This video outlines just a few influences and design cues that have resulted in the rather handsome shape of the car, especial in Turbo form.
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.