Porsche Macan SUV Spotted Testing in Stuttgart [Video]
The first statements from Porsche suggested the Macan was something amazing and sport, but it’s clearly not that at all. This prototype sounds like a softly tuned Audi TDI V6, not the sexy tiger ready to pounce on unsuspecting sportscars.
In fact, the Macan is built on a borrowed platform, with engines borrowed from Audi and styling borrowed from the Cayenne. We’re sure Stuttgart engineers have made it into a real Porsche, but it’s nothing more than a gap filler.
Much like the Cayman was designed to be worse at everything than the 911, so too will this be slower than a Cayman, but cheaper as well. And while the Cayman is mid-engined unlike the 911, this has no redeeming features. Even its hot “Turbo” version will be a V6.
Of course, if you’re a Porsche stock owner, the Macan looks like a golden nugget, since it’s expected to double the company’s sales in the next five years, from 118,867 deliveries in 2011 to more than 200,000 in 2018.
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