Porsche is adding a performance package to its Macan that will make the SUV faster than the 911 Carrera sports car.
The uprated Macan’s 3.6-litre V6 twin-turbo petrol engine will now produce 440hp, which is 40hp more than the previous most potent version the Macan Turbo.
Torque rises by 50Nm to 600Nm, on offer between 1,500 and 4,500rpm and helping to take the car through 62mph from rest in 4.4 seconds, 0.4sec faster than previous models and a fifth of second faster than the 911.
Equally impressive is the mid-range acceleration – in the Sport Plus driving mode the car can accelerate from 49 to 74mph in 2.9 seconds, two tenths quicker than previously and making overtaking a swiftly carried out operation.
Performance Package equipped Macans also gain a number of other additions. The braking system is new, with 390mm grooved discs up front, 30mm larger than the Turbo’s equivalents and operated on by six-piston calipers finished in red.
The ride height of the body is lowered 15mm through the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM). The Sport Chrono package, which allows more performance-focused tuning of the chassis, engine and transmission, and a sports exhaust system are also included in the standard package.
Options for the car include the Turbo Exterior Package, comprising 21-inch diameter 911 Turbo design alloy wheels (with lateral spokes painted in high-gloss black), LED headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) Plus, and further black elements.
The Turbo Interior Package offers a black leather interior with Alcantara elements, colour appliqué highlights, and carbon detailing.
Order books are open for the Macan Turbo with Performance Package, prices starting from £68,073. First cars are expected on UK roads before the end of 2016.