A part of the GTS identity is the individual look. And that's what sets this Macan apart from its siblings. Porsche's GTS-design is already tried and tested, and involves lots of black. The SportDesign package is standard, but unique to this variant are the matte black elements, the side blades, the tinted tail lights and black badging.
GTS stands for 'Gran Turismo Sport', and, like most things Porsche, that has its origins in racing. This Macan GTS is the tenth member of Porsche's GTS family, positioned between the Macan S and the Macan Turbo. It might well be seen as the Stuttgart-based carmaker's attempt to push the crossover between sports car and S-U-V to its limits. The three-liter, 265 kilowatt gasoline-powered engine hurls the GTS from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in just 5-point-2 seconds. Our test version lists for just under 94-thousand euros in Germany - nearly 20-thousand more than the base model.
Both driver and passenger are cradled in newly developed sports seats with alcantara centers and the GTS logo emblazoned on the headrests.
Along with the powertrain, the Porsche engineers have re-worked the suspension for the Macan GTS, setting it 15 millimeters lower than the Macan S and giving it a sportier feel. Contributing to the enhanced driving dynamics is the 'Porsche Traction Management' - or P-T-M - for all-wheel drive. It distributes the thrust between the permanent rear-wheel drive and the front axle. The electronically controlled dual clutch allows the optimum distribution of power and forward drive in every situation.