On October 27, Porsche previewed the 2017 Porsche Macan GTS. The new Macan GTS contains a number of upgrades over the 2016 Porsche Macan. To start with, Porsche promises “an enthusiastic driving experience that enhances the current Macan range,” which the company says will provide both “enhanced driving dynamics [and] enhanced driving fun.” So how, exactly, does the new Porsche Macan GTS stack up against its illustrious predecessors?
Here’s what’s different:
The Macan GTS re-tunes the engine found in the current Macan S. The twin-turbo 3.0 L V6 now puts out 360 hp and 369 lb.-ft. of torque. It inherits the rest of its drive train from the Macan Turbo, including a 7-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission and the Porsche Traction Management system.
With the optional Sport Chrono Package, the Macan GTS tops out at 159 mph. This package also recalibrates the Porsche Stability Management System for optimal handling, while a lowered ride height lowers the center of gravity.
The exterior has also received a refresh, thanks to a striking red finish set off with high-gloss and matte black accents. 20″ RS Spyder Design wheels round out the exterior.
The interior is finished in leather (standard), while an optional GTS interior package adds red accents throughout. The Porsche Communication Management system (PCM) adds an eight-speaker Sound Package Plus with USB, aux inuts, SiriusXM and HD, plus BlueTooth. The PCM can be upgraded with more robust navigation.
Porsche states that the 2017 Porsche Macan GTS will start to ship in March of 2016, which means it will be available at Porsche of Nashua sooner than you’d think. We’re looking forward to it, and if you know anything at all about the quality and precision engineering offered by Porsche cars, we’re sure you’re excited too. If you’d prefer not to wait until March of next year to get behind the wheel of a Porsche, come to our showroom today. We have a number of new and certified pre-owned Porsche models in stock, from the 2016 Porsche Macan (no slouch in its own right) to the 2016 Porsche Panamera. Why not experience that “enhanced driving fun” for yourself?