Porsche has unveiled the facelifted Macan GTS, the corner-carving version of its mid-size crossover slotting above the S.
Under the bonnet is the same 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine as the full-fat Turbo it’s positioned below, detuned to produce 280kW of power and 519Nm of torque. Drive is sent to all wheels through a “newly-adapted” seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
The 0-100km/h sprint is covered in just 4.9 seconds, with the optional Sport Chrono package shaving off a further two tenths. Top speed is pegged at 261km/h.
The GTS rides 15mm lower than the standard Macan and Macan S, with an optional air suspension system dropping it by a further 10mm.
Standard-fit 20-inch RS Spyder Design wheels hide 360mm front and 330mm rear sports brakes, which can be upgraded to tungsten-coated or carbon-ceramic units at an extra cost.
The previously-optional Sport Design exterior styling package is now standard, consisting of restyled front and rear bumpers, unique side skirts and black trim. The GTS’ headlights and taillights have also been smoked.
The cabin is an expanse of Alcantara, with the suede material found on the eight-way electric sports seats, centre console, armrests.
The 2020 Porsche Macan GTS is set to land in Australia in the first quarter of 2020.