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Captain James T

431 posts

91 months

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Put my name down for a Macan today, no idea when it's coming and am deffo going to go for the 'Debadge' option to save on the sniggers. Then the Mrs suggests she wants a suitable personal 'plate to go with it... paperbag Supposedly will be running a wider track and stiffer chassis then the Q5 and with a Porsche interior should be a sensible bet smile

Mako V12V

2,533 posts

97 months

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Tuesday 28th February 2012 quote quote all
Porsche have ruined their brand image and everything the Porsche name represented has gone out the window.

Shameful!

mollytherocker

10,651 posts

92 months

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Tuesday 28th February 2012 quote quote all
Mako V12V said:
Porsche have ruined their brand image and everything the Porsche name represented has gone out the window.

Shameful!
I have some sympathy with that view but Aston are no better! yikes



MTR

Captain James T

431 posts

91 months

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Tuesday 28th February 2012 quote quote all
But their excuse is that it helps to fund all the nice sports cars we buy (which is something Aston Martin could learn from and that Maserati are learning from by making the KaaaaBannng SUV) The fact that the Macan will no doubt be a hoot to drive is an added bonus smile

Helicopter123

1,424 posts

39 months

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Tuesday 28th February 2012 quote quote all
These will sell like hot-cakes, huge waiting list I'm sure and depreciation free motoring for a year or so. Can't really see how Porsche can go wrong with this.
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Captain James T

431 posts

91 months

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Wednesday 29th February 2012 quote quote all
Helicopter123 said:
These will sell like hot-cakes, huge waiting list I'm sure and depreciation free motoring for a year or so. Can't really see how Porsche can go wrong with this.
My thoughts exactly. Get in early and at least we'll have the option to decide yes or no once the official photographs and technical info comes out. I expect it will be the new thing for the mumsies to be seen in taking over from the Evoque (judging by the huge number of those i'm now seeing out on the roads) smile

Maersk

647 posts

34 months

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Wednesday 29th February 2012 quote quote all
Strange, liked the Evoke in the pix but in the flesh? Leaves me cold. I think it will age quickly.

MrFreight

120 posts

32 months

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Wednesday 29th February 2012 quote quote all
Hi

As per April 2012 edition of a Porsche Specialist Mag :-

It is expected to be based on the AUDI Q5 but will be available only in 3 door form with a much raised ride height.Apparently styling is clearly influenced by the 911 (!!!!!)

It is highly unlikely that the Macan will get a bespoke Porsche engine insteade it will probably use Porsche tweaked Audi units incl. 4 cylinder and six cylinder petrol and diesel engines. It will however get a bespoke interior.

The Mecan will be Porsches's fifth model line and should take the fight directly to RR Evoque.

On the following page is an interview with Porsche CEO Matthias Muller who confirms the Macan will now put to bed any thoughts of developing a "Baby Boxter".

So there you go

MF


pilchardthecat

7,116 posts

62 months

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Wednesday 29th February 2012 quote quote all
I quite like the concept scribble picture, although i don't know why it has to have 30" wheels, they make it look silly.

It's better than the Panamera and the Cayenne though

Maersk

647 posts

34 months

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Wednesday 29th February 2012 quote quote all
Quite like the idea of the 'Lucan'

Zyp

7,408 posts

72 months

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Wednesday 29th February 2012 quote quote all
Maersk said:
Quite like the idea of the 'Lucan'
You'll like the 'Shergar' Porsche are developing, then.

It'll be a thoroughbred amongst other tiny SUV's.

Actus Reus

2,275 posts

38 months

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Wednesday 29th February 2012 quote quote all
A friend told me that 'Macan' means 'Tiger' in Indonesian.

Fact of the day, fact fans.

ChipsAndCheese

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1,456 posts

47 months

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Actus Reus said:
A friend told me that 'Macan' means 'Tiger' in Indonesian.

Fact of the day, fact fans.
yes Porsche said that when they announced it.

Porsche said:
Porsche today confirms the name for its forthcoming new sports car in the SUV segment is Macan. The name Macan is derived from the Indonesian word for tiger and combines suppleness, power, fascination and dynamics – core characteristics of this new all-terrain car.

Actus Reus

2,275 posts

38 months

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I go to all that trouble of finding a translator, and Porsche had already announced it? Bah.

Zyp

7,408 posts

72 months

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Looking forward to the launch - looks like it'll be a right rave-up...

http://macan.technion.ac.il/

Mako V12V

2,533 posts

97 months

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Wednesday 29th February 2012 quote quote all
MrFreight said:
On the following page is an interview with Porsche CEO Matthias Muller who confirms the Macan will now put to bed any thoughts of developing a "Baby Boxter".

So there you go

MF
Yeah, heaven forbid Porsche design a new sports car!! I've heard a bendy bus is in the pipeline for their sixth model line!!

red_slr

1,426 posts

72 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
Just thought I would update this thread with a little more info:

Matthias Müller confirmed that the tail lights seen in Paris on the Sport Turismo will be on the Macan at launch.


Tech specs have not been 100% confirmed but its now pretty much 99.99% going to be:

Engines
2 x 2.0L units, a petrol (225 ish bhp) and a diesel (190 ish bhp)
2 x V6 units, both petrol, one NA and one Turbo with 290/370bhp.
There are expected to be other engines / hybrid options after launch with upto 11 variants possible!

Drive train
7 speed manual / PDK optional
Audi based 4x4 system

Interior
Based on the current "style" interior.





Nano2nd

2,404 posts

139 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
I think if they price it low enough it'll sell like hot cakes with a 2.0 4 pot oil burner

wtdoom

1,844 posts

91 months

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In 5 years Porsche will be like Mercedes and BMW . They already sell more suv's and saloons than sports cars .
Pity .
Thank god for mclaren

stuttgartmetal

6,757 posts

99 months

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
Sounds like some kind of nut.

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