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Porsche Macan GTS on its way

- By EWAN KENNEDY

THE new Porsche Macan GTS is available to order now. It is priced from $109,700 and will arrive in Australia in the first quarter of 2020.

The 2.9-litre V6 bi-turbo engine delivers 280 kW (380 hp) – an increase of 15 kW (20 hp) compared with the predecesso­r model. The maximum torque of 520 Nm (plus 20 Nm) is available over a wide range from 1750 to 5000 rpm.

Combined with the newly adapted PDK dual-clutch transmissi­on and the optional Sport Chrono package, the Macan GTS can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds, three tenths faster than before. It has a top speed of 261 km/h.

The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) damping control system has been specially tuned to work with the added power.

The chassis has also been lowered by 15 millimetre­s for greater lateral dynamics. Adaptive air suspension is optionally available with chassis lowering by a further 10 millimetre­s.

Combined with the standard 20-inch RS Spyder Design wheels and the huge cast iron brake discs (360 x 36 millimetre­s at the front, 330 x 22 millimetre­s at the rear). As an option, braking can be further improved by means of the Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB) with tungsten carbide coating or the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB).

A multifunct­ion sports steering wheel has its rim in smooth leather. Shift paddles are standard. Sports seats, exclusive to the GTS, with eight-way adjustment and pronounced side bolsters for stable support during dynamic cornering. Comfort seats with 14-way adjustment are also available at no cost.

 ??  ?? THE LOOK: Further lowering of the suspension gives Porsche Macan an even more aggressive look
THE LOOK: Further lowering of the suspension gives Porsche Macan an even more aggressive look

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