The Macan left people wondering why Porsche would have designed the second SUV in their line up a few years ago when they first hit the streets. However, the people have spoken, and the Macan has left them with white knuckles and big smiles. So how does Porsche improve upon their great platform? Easy, twin-turbos. The latest Macan Turbo has physicists and driving enthusiasts questioning how an SUV can perform on the same level as modern sports cars. The questioning stops once you take a seat in the Macan Turbo as it wraps around you, thanks to the Adaptive Sport Seats and the fighter jet-style center console. Although you may feel as if you are at the helm of a 911, a simple glance into the rear-view mirror quickly reminds you that you have an available 53 cu ft of available space at your discretion.
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The 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6 producing 400 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque may have you making a tough choice between filling the trunk with groceries or spare wheels for the track. A 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission with F1 speed shifts helps propel the all-wheel-drive Macan Turbo from 0-60 in just 4.6 seconds. The Macan Turbo is the ultimate choice for someone in search of a practical daily driver that can perform any task thrown at it. Just as the 911 has been the benchmark of all sports cars, the Macan Turbo continues to be the benchmark for any SUV that dares to compare.
2018 PORSCHE MACAN TURBO SPECS
Engine: 3.6-liter Twin-Turbo V6
Torque: 406 lb-ft
0-60: 4.6 seconds
Top Speed: 164 mph
Transmission: 7-speed PDK automatic