Published on April 4th, 2022 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Here Comes The Porsche Macan T
Macan T, the first four door Porsche vehicle to get the T badge.
Meet the Macan ‘T’. This is a Porsche model range nameplate that has been reserved for only very special models that are sold as exclusive vehicles.
The ‘T’ models were previously reserved just for the 911 and 718 models. Now comes the first four-door Porsche sports car that will bear the special designation and it is Porsche’s second best selling model, the Macan (by the way, the Cayenne remains Porsche’s best selling vehicle from its introduction).
The letter T has represented a unique form of dynamic driving at Porsche since the 1960s. It stands for ‘Touring’ and identifies models that offer an especially authentic driving experience thanks to precise tuning, exclusive equipment and efficient engines.
True to the spirit of the Porsche 911 T from 1968, the new Macan T features an incredibly dynamic set-up and a lightweight, two-litre turbo engine, combined with an athletic design and a range of standard equipment that is ideal for a sporty driving style. This concept positions the Macan T between the Macan and the Macan S.
2.0L turbo engine with 265 PS: lightweight, for an agile response
The two-litre, four-cylinder turbo engine of the Porsche Macan T combines great agility, low weight and a compact design to create a package that offers an ideal balance of weight and performance.
Compared to the 2.9-litre bi-turbo V6 engine in the Macan S and GTS models, the powertrain in the Macan T weighs 58.8 kg less on the front axle. This gives the vehicle an excellent start-off performance and optimum cornering ability.
The Porsche Macan T has an output of 265 PS and 400 Nm of torque which are characteristics that suit the precise vehicle design to deliver an exhilarating drive.
As is generally the case with the compact SUV, the engine is coupled with a fast-switching seven-speed dual clutch transmission (PDK) and the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive system.
A broad spread of torque provides responsive acceleration in all driving situations. When fitted with the standard Sport Chrono Package including the mode switch and Sport Response button on the steering wheel, the Macan T accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 232 km/h, best to be tested away from crowded highways and anywhere near a police roadblock.
Specially tuned chassis lowered by 15 millimeters or more
The Porsche Macan T is the only Porsche model to feature steel suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) as standard, combined with the body being lowered by 15 mm. The anti-roll bars on the front axle are more rigid and the car’s chassis tuning has been optimized to create the perfect suspension for the vehicle and powertrain, resulting in very responsive steering behavior and agile handling.
The Porsche Traction Management (PTM) has also been adapted to the driving demands of the Macan T and has been specially designed with a rear-wheel bias. Adding adaptive air suspension with PASM and lowering the body by a further 10 mm is also an option – a new feature for Macan models with four-cylinder engines.
Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) can also be added: the system has been adapted to the dynamic characteristics of the T model and further sharpens the driving dynamics.