Porsche Macan Turbo blasts into Singapore



Porsche has announced the latest addition to its Macan lineup in Singapore, with the Macan Turbo packing in a hefty 440 hp and some special brakes

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Porsche has added a new variant to its Macan lineup in Singapore, with the Macan Turbo joining the Macan 2.0 and Macan S in the range. Pricing for the Macan Turbo starts at $389,888 without Certificate of Entitlement (COE) and before options.

The new Macan Turbo boasts a more powerful engine from its predecessor, with the latest model using a 2.9-litre bi-turbo V6 powerplant that produces 440 hp, an increase of 40 hp over the outgoing version which used a 3.6-litre V6. Torque remains at 550Nm, but 0-100km/h is now achieved in 4.3 seconds, down from 4.6 seconds previously.


READ MORE: We’ve driven the Turbo’s sibling, the Macan S, and it doesn’t leave us feeling blue…


Another performance enhancement on the Macan Turbo is the new Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB), which features a tungsten carbide coating on the discs, and is said to offer a faster response, less wear and produce up to 90 per cent less brake dust compared with conventional cast iron brakes. PSCB is standard on the Macan Turbo, and available as an option for other Macan models.

On the outside, the Macan Turbo is distinguished from other Macan models through its front apron design, which features three large air intakes, as well as the unique double-wing rear spoiler. Special 20-inch alloy wheels and Porsche Sport Design side skirts complete the look.

Optional equipment available for the Macan Turbo include the heated GT sports steering wheel seen in the 911, wireless charging capability for Qi-enabled devices, an air ioniser for the interior, and the traffic jam assistant package which includes adaptive cruise control.

The Macan has been Porsche’s greatest success story ever since its introduction here in 2014, and has gone on to become the brand’s best seller locally, having sold over 1,300 units in the five years that it’s been on sale here. The latest version looks set to capitalise on that success, although the new Macan Turbo could prove to be swansong of sorts as the next generation Macan will transition into a fully electric vehicle when it arrives early next decade.


READ MORE: Everything you need to know about the Macan, right here on CarBuyer.com.sg

 

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