Porsche Macan: the Top Gear verdict
As Porsche announces new 4cyl Macan engine, read TG's definitive verdict on the SUV/sportscar
Posted: 25 Apr 2014
But the one you really want is the Macan Turbo, with its 394bhp, 3.6-litre twin-turbo V6. 0-62mph? As little as 4.6 seconds. Top speed? 165mph. That, says Porsche, makes it the fastest small SUV in the world.
It feels it. It may not be quite as retina-detaching as the 911 Turbo with which it shares a badge, but, by SUV standards, the Macan is a bullet train of a thing. The 'charged V6 is a brute, combining a chest-tightening low-end wallop from the turbos with a cheery charge past 6,000rpm, one that'll fling you deep into licence-losing territory before you can say, "Goodness, I am being flung deep into licence-losing territory." On an empty stretch of derestricted autobahn, right foot stapled to the carpet, the Macan was still pulling hard at 160mph.