The school run just got a little quicker, with Porsche releasing a new Performance Package for the Macan Turbo.
For an additional £5,533 over the standard Porsche Macan Turbo, the Performance Package squeezes an extra 40hp from the twin-turbocharged 3.6-litre V6 engine, bringing the total output to 440hp.
The result is a compact SUV that will accelerate to 62mph in just 4.4 seconds, going on to reach a top speed of 169mph. You’ll also find a healthy 443lb ft of torque, available between 1,500 and 4,500rpm. Insert ‘skin off a rice pudding factory’ cliché here.
Overtaking slow-moving Qashqais, Vitaras and Jukes on the way to the school gates shouldn’t an issue, with the Performance Package shaving 0.2 seconds off the time it takes to accelerate from 49mph to 74mph. The move will be completed in a mere 2.9 seconds.
To put this in context, the Porsche Macan Turbo Performance Package offers 20hp more than the Porsche 911 Carrera S and is only 0.1 second slower to 62mph. At £68,073, it’s also £17,894 cheaper than the 911, and you can take the children and dog along for the ride.
The Performance Package – which is available to order now for delivery towards the end of the year – also includes a new braking system, lowered body, controlled sports chassis, Sport Chrono Package and sports exhaust system. Air suspension is available as an option.
Should you wish to shout about your new pumped-up Macan Turbo, a so-called Turbo Exterior Package is available. Options include huge 21-inch diameter 911 Turbo design alloy wheels, LED main headlights equipped with the Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus and numerous black elements.
On the inside, the Turbo Interior Package offers black leather with Alcantara, colour appliqué highlights, carbon elements and the model logo illuminated in white.