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Porsche Macan Turbo gets Performance Package

Performance Package gives Porsche Macan Turbo extra punch.

When fitted to the range-topping Macan Turbo, the upgrade adds an extra 40 hp to the twin-turbocharged 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine. The car now accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds, shaving 0.4 seconds off the standard Macan Turbo's time, and on to a new top speed of 169 mph - adding an extra 4 mph.

Maximum torque has also risen to 600 Nm (+ 50 Nm) and is available between 1,500 and 4,500 rpm. This also increases the 'tractive force' says Porsche; in Sport Plus mode, the time taken to accelerate from 49 mph to 74 mph has dropped to 2.9 seconds (- 0.2 seconds) making overtaking easier. Depending on the tyres, fuel consumption (in line with the NEDC) is up to 30.1 mpg.

The Performance Package also includes a newly developed braking system, lowered body, controlled sports chassis, Sport Chrono Package and sports exhaust system - all fitted as standard. The front axle features grooved brake discs with a diameter of 390 millimetres; 30 millimetres larger than the brake discs fitted on the standard Macan Turbo. The discs are gripped by six-piston brake callipers with a red paint finish.

In addition, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is available at the push of a button, with the damping system optimally tuned to the body, and sitting 15 mm lower. Air suspension with a self-levelling function and height adjustment, lowered by ten millimetres, is available as an option.

The added Sport Chrono Package ensures the chassis, engine and transmission are tuned to sporty effect – accompanied by an 'even more emotional' sound from the sports exhaust. The seven-speed PDK double-clutch transmission is now designed to deliver extremely short response times, optimum switching points and increased torque during gear changes for maximum acceleration.

To further personalise the Macan Turbo with Performance Package, a range of tailored equipment options are available, such as the Turbo Exterior Package. Options available include 21-inch diameter 911 Turbo design alloy wheels (with lateral spokes painted in high-gloss black), LED main headlights equipped with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) Plus, and numerous other black elements. The Turbo Interior Package offers a black leather interior with lavish Alcantara elements, colour appliqué highlights, and carbon elements such as the door entry guards with the model logo illuminated in white.

The Porsche Macan Turbo with Performance Package is available to order now, priced from £68,073 OTR. First customer deliveries will arrive towards the end of the year.