In GTS trim the twin-turbo V6 produces 380PS or 375 horsepower, which is transmitted to all four wheels via a PDK dual-clutch transmission. In conjunction with the optional Sport Chrono package the GTS is capable of a 4.7 0-62mph speedometer, three tenths faster than the outgoing model.
The Macan earned its GTS badging through more than outright speed though, and updates to the model bring the sort of dynamic performance buyers expect from a Porsche. The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) damping control system has been specially tuned, and the suspension has been lowered by 15 millimeters. Adaptive air suspension is also available as an extra-cost option, as are Porsche Surface Coated Brakes and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes. The standard 20″ wheels are derived from the design used on the RS Spyder.
Visual changes include the Sport Design package with updated front and rear trim, extended side skirts, and black painted elements throughout. The LED headlights incorporate the Porsche Dynamic Light System, and the contoured taillights with LED light bar have darkened lenses compared with the standard model.
The interior features standard Alcantara on the seat center surfaces, center armrest, and door panels, with brushed aluminum accents throughout the cabin. The multifunction sports steering wheel has become a Porsche hallmark, and features a smooth leather rim in the Macan GTS. Other options include Carmine Red or Crayon leather upholstery, Bose Surround sound, and a new smartphone storage tray with inductive charging functions. Equipment includes adaptive cruise control with Traffic Jam Assist, Park Assist with rear view camera, Surround View, and an optional heated windscreen and Ionizer.
A summary infographic of the essential facts and figures is viewable below, and the car is currently configurable on the Porsche website and available to order.