Published on August 19th, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Why The Macan GTS Is More Than Just A Family SUV
You have been looking for a SUV that provides behind the wheel excitement, luxury that impresses and an emotional ownership. We have the answer for you right here.
By now, most car enthusiasts are familiar with the Porsche Macan. It’s an incredible vehicle that marries that market’s love for the SUV shape with the quality and performance only Porsche can deliver.
But as impressive as the Macan is to drive, there’s plenty of headroom for more, especially for those who take driving seriously. And that’s why the Macan GTS exists.
The GTS variant is substantial upgrade from the standard Macan model. Instead of a 4-cylinder engine, you get something truly special – a 3-litre V6 twin-turbo powerplant. It delivers even more power than what you get out of a Macan S, giving you 360bhp and 500Nm of torque through Porsche’s unrivaled active all-wheel drive system.
Ignite this engine and hear the engine rumble just like any Porsche sports car. Find an open road and accelerate and you will be rewarded with an engine soundtrack that will leave you wanting for more. Yes, it is emotional and even in city traffic, hearing the exhaust rumble from traffic light to traffic light, you will be adequately entertained.
Porsche have managed to squeeze this extra performance by optimising the intake and exhaust flow as well as increased boost pressure. With the optional Sports Chrono package, 0-100km/h is achieved in just 5 seconds…..yes this is a very fast SUV. That’s supercar levels of performance in an SUV with space for a family of 5.
As impressive as it is at the century sprint, the GTS just keeps giving. While the standard Macan can get to 160km/h from a standstill in 16.9 seconds, the Macan GTS does that in just 12.3 seconds with the Sports Chrono Package mode. Mind-blowing for a car that weights about 1900kg.
All this added performance means it’s suited for those looking for true Porsche supercar DNA in a practical, well-built SUV. The Macan GTS is as close as you’re ever going to get to that combination. You will notice the black exterior accents such as the ones on the window trim which is provided in the Sport Design Package. The Sport Design Package consists of front bumper, side skirt panels, rear bumper section and side blades which are all available in the car’s exterior colour or in high gloss black. The Sport Design Package is part of Porsche Exclusive.
The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) chassis system is a fine example of engineering as an art form. It’s available on all variants of the Macan, but in the Macan GTS, it’s taken to a new level. The whole car sits 15mm lower than the standard model, a substantial shift by any measure. This is PASM in its extreme form – reserved for those who can discern between cars that are good to drive and those that are simply sublime.
While you’re inside, you might notice the red stitching on the cabin as well as the red seat belts and tachometer that come with the GTS model.
At RM710,000, the Porsche Macan delivers on supercar looks and performance as well as SUV practicality and ruggedness. If you want your Macan GTS to be something truly unique, ask about ‘Porsche Exclusive’ at any of the 3 Porsche Centres in Malaysia. Porsche Exclusive allows you to customize and specialize your Macan GTS with numerous interior and exterior options that come from the factory. The number of minute, precisely engineered options will allow you to build a Macan GTS that perfectly reflects your sense of taste.
Macan GTS owners enjoy a full 4-years warranty, including a free service, parts and maintenance package from Sime Darby Auto Performance. That’s something very few brands are prepared to promise and it speaks volumes.
The Porsche Macan GTS is now also offered with a 1-year complimentary insurance for better peace of mind. Call the nearest Porsche Center to you and experience the Macan GTS for yourself.
- Porsche Centre Glenmarie: +603 5030 9911
- Porsche Centre Sungai Besi: +6019 675 9911
- Porsche Centre Penang: +6019 400 9911
Porsche Macan GTS Specifications
Engine: Twin-turbo V6 petrol
Transmission: 7-speed PDK
Power: 360hp @ 6000rpm
Torque: 500Nm @ 1650-4000rpm
0-100km/h: 5.2s (5.0s with Sports Chrono Package)
Price: From RM710,000.00