2019 Porsche Macan Turbo Makes Not-So-Glamorous Debut Towing A Trailer

It’s been almost four months since the reveal of the facelifted Macan and so far Porsche has shown us only the base 2.0-liter version.

Customers who are curious to find out what the refreshed Macan Turbo looks like can’t see it anywhere at the moment. Not even Porsche’s configurator has it, as the automaker’s consumer websites continue to show the pre-facelifted model. Fortunately, our spy photographers got lucky and spotted a facelifted Macan Turbo prototype for the first time.

As you can see, the performance SUV wasn’t wearing any camouflage at all, allowing a clear look at its Turbo-specific details. Those include the squared quad exhaust pipes, bigger wheels, beefier brakes with red calipers, and different front bumper with Turbo-specific LED DRLs.

The rest of the bodywork adopts the changes that debuted with the facelift, highlighted by the new LED light panel at the rear and the standard LED headlights.

This particular red prototype also featured a tow hook that allowed it to do some trailer towing testing. After all, there will be buyers who will attach trailers to their Macan Turbos to haul their bikes, boats, and whatnot.

As for the powertrain, expect the facelifted Porsche Macan Turbo to use the 2.9-liter twin-turbo gasoline V6 from the Cayenne S. That will give the range-topping Macan 440 PS (434 hp), or 40 PS more than the base variant of the outgoing model.

Furthermore, it will be just as powerful as the current Macan Turbo with Performance Package and consequently will offer similar performance. Expect a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint in under 4.5 seconds and a top speed of around 170 mph (274 km/h).

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Photo credits: CarPix for Carscoops

  • Maisch

    That looks like a braking trailer, it brakes the trailer wheels through an electric motor to put additional load on the car/engine. You want to be able to have maximum load at low speeds to test all possible conditions, in this case high altitude aswell. Even though that route is pretty steep its not enough for passenger cars. Ive been there many times testing, in summer its crowded with cars and trucks testing all day long from many different companies. Sem OT 🙂

    • Knotmyrealname

      It even looks like they have put on oversized (in width) tyres on the rear of the Macan to increase the braking load?

  • Mynameis Taylor

    i honestly like the rear end of the first generation Macan

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