Porsche launching Macan with an all-new 370 hp Twin-turbo
With the newest Porsche beginning production next year, details on the Porsche Macan are starting to emerge. The Macan is a smaller version of the popular Cayenne, and Porsche is hoping the new variant will be just as successful as its Cayenne stablemate. The Cayenne has been the companies best-selling model ever and has generated huge amounts of cash for the German carmaker.
Porsche is launching several new models in the next few years and the Macan is intended for people who found the Cayenne a bit too large and looking for something smaller and more crossover like. Auto Car has revealed that the all-new Macan will be released with a new 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 engine believed to be based on the larger engine from the base-model Cayenne.
The new sporty Macan turbo will develop 370 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque which will make the new crossover the fastest model in its class. Porsche aims to establish a new niche market for a smaller sporty SUV with typical Porsche features such as being light weight, ease of handling and agility. And with that kind of power under the hood, it will also be fast, thanks to a pair of Borg Warner sequential turbos bolted to the 3.0-liter V-6.