Remember when Porsche released the cayenne ? Remember all the people inside their Porsche owners club shirts sitting around and telling you about how this new suv was a disgrace onto the Porsche emblem which all the corporate should design and turn out are 911 variants ?
Whereas these would possibly have suffered a purpose, the cayenne sold like bottled water and like this water in plastic, it’s utterly pointless. People don’t would like this much power from one that will surely be applied to haul around families. However, it became the automaker’s best-selling model, despite its appearance.
Now, helping put owner’s club folks within the whole mental home, Porsche has created a smaller suv to the point it has dubbed the Macan, that was originally named “cajun. ” this puppy is intended for those that realize the cayenne that ought to be slightly too massive and fancy one thing slightly more crossover like.
Porsche officially confirmed the small suv within the statement detailing its hopes regarding the vehicle : under the operating name cajun, this efficient and sporty model can additional expand the world’s most successful Porsche segment within the whole suv sector. Additionally onto the new cayenne, that has clearly consolidated its market position like the most successful sporty suv within the whole premium segment, the cajun also will feature a terribly positive impact with its typical Porsche features an example would be light weight, easy handling and agility. As an attractive entry model within the whole Porsche world, the cajun can attract new and even younger customers onto the premium brand along side the boxster, the market leader within the whole segment of two-seater, mid-size sports cars.
2015 Porsche Macan Turbo Spy Shots
The all-new 2014 Porsche Macan is on track for a world debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show in November but a new, never-before-seen prototype of the sports crossover has just started high-speed testing at Germany’s Nürburgring.
In addition, the prototype sports a set of four squared-off exhaust tips almost identical to those found on Porsche’s high-performance ‘Turbo’ models.
It was reported as far back as April of last year that Porsche would launch a Macan Turbo and now it appears that we have the first spy shots of a prototype. Since we’re so close to the Macan’s showroom arrival, slated for spring of 2014, it’s likely the Macan Turbo won’t be available at the initial launch and will arrive later in 2014, most likely as a 2015 model.
Power is expected to come from the latest twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 fitted in the 2014 Porsche Panamera S. In the big sedan the engine is tuned to deliver 420 horsepower, though this is expected to be capped at around 370 horsepower for the Macan Turbo. Drive will be sent to all four wheels, most likely via Porsche’s seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission.
Further down the track, we’re likely to see an even more potent Macan Turbo S most likely matching the Panamera S’ 420-horsepower output.
Key competitors for the Macan Turbo will include the upcoming GLA45 AMG from Mercedes-Benz and a possible M Performance X4 crossover from BMW.