Porsche Macan SUV gets hot GTS treatment

Porsche has revealed its hot new Macan GTS at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show.

Based on the Porsche Macan S, the GTS boasts 360hp from its 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 – an increase of 20hp. That means, as with other Porsche models, the GTS sits below the Turbo in the Macan range.

Performance wise, it’ll hit 62mph in 5.0 seconds when Porsche’s optional £729 sport chrono pack is fitted (5.2 seconds without), and it’s good for a top speed of 160mph.

It’s not all about power, however. A throatier exhaust is fitted as standard, while the Macan’s electronically controlled dampers have been tweaked to provide a sportier (and lower) ride.

You can tell the Macan GTS apart from the S on which it’s based by a plethora of GTS badges, the usual smattering of black exterior trim and 20-inch black alloys.

Inside, there are special seats and the latest version of Porsche’s touchscreen infotainment system.

If it matters, the Macan GTS returns an official 31.4mpg and emits 212g/km CO2. Orders are now open in the UK, with prices starting at £55,188. Deliveries are likely to start early in 2016.