Bridging the gap
Porsche has recently launched the Macan GTS (S$326,488 excluding COE), filling the gap between the range-topping Macan Turbo and mid-range Macan S.
The Porsche Macan GTS shares its 3-litre twin-turbo V6 with the Macan S, though in the GTS’ case, it develops 360bhp, against the latter’s 335bhp. It may lack the outright power of the 394bhp Macan Turbo (that’s powered by a 3.6-litre twin-turbo V6), but the Macan GTS does get several visual and mechanical tweaks to help set it apart from its range siblings.
As standard, the Macan GTS will receive a SportDesign bodykit, a sports exhaust system, adaptive dampers, a ride height 15mm lower than the Macan S and 20-inch wheels. The Macan GTS will also get a model-specific interior with GTS-branded leather/Alcantara seats.
While most go-faster options come as standard on the Macan GTS, buyers wanting to access the full measure of the compact SUV’s performance potential will have to opt for the Sport Chrono package, which drops its century sprint time by 0.2 seconds to 5.0 seconds.
In addition to that, the Porsche Torque Vectoring (which can apportion power to each wheel for maximum grip and/or speed) box on the options sheet can also be ticked for drivers who wish to explore the cornering limits of the ‘ultimate urban sports car’.