After a two-year absence, the racy Gran Turismo Sport variant of the Porsche Macan is triumphantly returning to German marque's lineup.
The Porsche Macan GTS is set to arrive next year with more power and acceleration ability. The nimble SUV's twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 is tuned to produce 375 horsepower, which, as CNET's Roadshow notes, is 15 more hp than the 2018 model. Combined with Porsche's latest dual-clutch transmission and Sport Chrono package, the Macan GTS will hit 62 mph in 4.7 seconds, significantly faster than its five-second predecessor. Top speed is a brisk 162 mph.
That GTS badging comes with a host of other aggressive specs, including a specially tuned active suspension, lowered chassis for greater lateral dynamics and satin-black 20-inch RS Spyder Design wheels, all of which are designed to help the Macan move like a sports car. Those who like to blast through corners might opt for the optional tungsten carbide-coated or ceramic composite brakes for quicker deceleration.
The subtle black accents on the front apron, diffuser and tailpipes that give all GTS models a distinctive look are present on the Macan as well, as are darkened LED head- and taillights. Inside is a blend of luxe and racing-inspired components.
The GTS-exclusive, eight-way adjustable leather seats are set up for dynamic (read: fast) driving, while the center console armrests and door panels are finished in a combination of Alcantara and brushed aluminum. A Bose Surround Sound system and smartphone tray with inductive charging are also available as upgrades. Starting at $72,650, the Porsche Macan GTS arrives in the summer of 2020 and is available to order now.