Porsche Concentration is High
The best-selling model, the GTS, has been added to the Macan, a middle-sized SUV that is Cayenne’s brother.
TS In January 2012, GTS was newly added to Porsche‘s middle-sized SUV “Macan“. At the international test drive held in Lisbon, Portugal, I was able to test drive this Macan GTS at the same time as “718 Cayman / Spider’s GTS 4.0”.
Macan debuted in 2013 as the second Porsche SUV after Cayenne, and facelifted in the fall of 2018. In the Japanese market, delivery began the following summer of 2019.
The new Macan GTS tested this time is the fourth variation following the Macan (standard model), Macan S, and Macan Turbo that have been introduced so far, and will be a model positioned between S and Turbo.
GTS can be said to be the “best selling” model that has gained popularity even in the conventional model, with its enhanced performance and exclusive sporty tailoring than the S. In 2019, 99,994 units were sold worldwide, up 16% from the previous year, which is particularly important in the Macan lineup, which is now Porsche’s highest-selling model.
From the 911 to Panamera and Cayenne, the exterior tailored to the GTS theories common to each model is a finish with a very fearless impression. The body that has been lowered down by 15mm by exclusive tuning PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) has a front grill, headlight, tail light strip, side blades, rear spoiler, sports exhaust system with two left and right each, rear diffuser, The details, such as the 20-inch RS spider-designed aluminum wheels, are unified in a black tone, and sportiness is outstanding. Another feature of GTS is that the brake calipers painted in red are accented.
The interior has also been upgraded. In addition to GTS-specific leather and Alcantara interior packages, it features a meter panel with a rev counter with a red dial in the center, brushed aluminum interior packages, and multifunction sport steering.
Furthermore, 8-way sports seats with “GTS” logo on the headrest are standard. The interior is also unified in a black tone, and the sporty impression is emphasized.
The most notable aspect of the new GTS is the engine. The V6 direct-injection twin turbo with a displacement of 2.9 liters has a maximum output of 380ps / 5200-6700rpm and a maximum torque of 520Nm / 1750-5000rpm.
This engine, which evolved from the conventional EA837 series to the EA839 series, has a shorter stroke than the S 3.0 liter V6 direct injection turbo, and is characterized by the fact that two turbochargers are arranged between 90 degree banks, the S However, the output is 26ps and the torque is over 40Nm.
The transmission combined with this engine is the same 7-speed PDK as the previous model, and the 4WD system is an on-demand 4WD called “Haldex 5”. This 4WD system can theoretically distribute the driving force between the front and rear axles in a ratio of 100: 0 to 0: 100 according to the driving conditions and drive mode, but in practice, approximately 20% of the driving force is normally distributed to the front And it is tuned to run with the driving force distribution closer to the rear.
Porsche Concentration is High - /10
The best-selling model, the GTS, has been added to the Macan, a middle-sized SUV that is Cayenne's brother.