First ever Porsche Macan T revealed – inspired by 1968 Porsche 911 T

Porsche has revealed first-ever Porsche Macan T – where T stands for ‘Touring’ – which will sit between the standard Macan and the Macan S. The ‘T’ moniker was previously reserved only for the 911 and 718 models.

The letter T has represented a unique form of dynamic driving at Porsche since the 1960s. Its designation is reserved for models that offer an “especially authentic driving experience” thanks to precise tuning, exclusive equipment and efficient engines.

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Just like the 911 T from 1968, the new Macan T features a dynamic set-up and a lightweight, two-litre turbo engine which produces 265 hp and 400 Nm, paired to a 7-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox. With the Sport Chrono Package, the Macan T accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds, with a top speed of 232 km/h.

Compared to the 2.9-litre bi-turbo V6 engine in the Macan S and GTS models, the powertrain in the Macan T is 58.8 kg lighter on the front axle. According to Porsche, this gives the vehicle good off-the-line performance and high cornering ability.

The Macan T is the only Porsche at the moment to feature passive suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management, with a 15 mm lowered ride height. The optional air suspension lowers the car’s ride height by an additional 10 mm. For even more precise steering and stability, the anti-roll bars on the front axle are more rigid.

The Porsche Traction Management on the Macan T on the other hand has been tuned to be rear-biased; meaning that more power is sent to the rear wheels.

The Macan T differentiates itself from the standard Macan with Agate Grey Metallic trims on the front side and rear including the roof spoiler, side mirror caps, and doors. Sports tailpipes and black window trims are standard in the Macan T. Under the wheel arches are 20-inch items from the Macan S, finished in Dark Titanium.

Inside, the cabin is finished with Porsche’s Black Leather package, while front and rear seats feature Sport-Tex Stripe patterns. The front headrests come with an embossed Porsche crest.

The Macan T also inherited new additions from the updated 2021 Macan such as the new centre console with a glass-look and touch-sensitive surface, as well as the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system with a 10.9-inch touchscreen and online navigation as standard.

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