A designation once reserved for the Porsche 911 and 718 has now made its way to the brand’s “first four-door sports car”, the Macan T.
Slotting in between the Macan and Macan S, the new ‘Touring’ variant is set to usher in a new driving experience for those who grab hold of its wheel thanks to a vast array of distinctive features.
Under the bonnet sits a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 195kW and 400Nm of torque, mated to a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox (PDK) and all-wheel drive system.
When translated to the road, the Macan T can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 6.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 232km/h with help from the standard Sport Chrono Package.
The German carmaker has equipped the model with steel springs and its active suspension management system, a first for any Porsche model, which means the compact SUV now rides 15mm lower. Optional air suspension means the body can be lowered by a further 10mm.
To help it stand out from the crowd, Agate Grey Metallic has been sprayed onto the front trim, side blades and mirrors, as well as the roof spoiler and rear logos.
Other distinctive details include gloss black tailpipes and window trims, alongside 20-inch Macan S wheels.
Inside, occupants can expect to find eight-way electrically adjustable heated sports seats wrapped in black leather, a heated GT sports steering wheel, an all-important Sport Chrono stopwatch atop the dashboard, and more.
Local pricing for the Porsche Macan T comes to $128,500, with the model set to arrive in New Zealand between late 2023 and early 2024.