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Electric Porsche Macan gets supercar performance

The wait is over - here’s the electric Porsche Macan in all its glory, coming with colossal amounts of power and a range of up to 380 miles between charges.


Porsche is expected to phase-out the traditionally-fuelled Macan later this year, leaving just the Macan EV to do the heavy lifting.

But judging by this week’s big reveal, fans of the manufacturer’s compact SUV have absolutely nothing to worry about.

Let’s start with the headline facts. There will be two versions available initially - the Macan 4 (the purple one in these pics), and the performance Macan Turbo (the white one). Both come with all-wheel drive as standard. The Macan 4 costs from £69,800 to buy outright, the Macan Turbo begins at £95,000.


The 4 gets a range of up to 380 miles while the Turbo makes do with a maximum 367 miles. Those figures stack up well against the likes of the BMW iX1, which has a range of around 270 miles.

The other stats that are impressive relate to performance, so hold onto your hats.


The Macan Turbo will enjoy power of 639 PS, which is enough to see it accelerating from 0-62mph in just 3.3 seconds. That gives it more power than an Audi R8, Porsche 911 Turbo or a Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica, and the Macan EV will give a lot of other supercars a run for their money.

The Macan 4, meanwhile, enjoys power of 408 PS and has a 0-62mph sprint time of 5.2 seconds. That’s not too shabby when you consider the most potent ‘GTS’ petrol Macan currently has a power output of 440 PS.


The Macan Turbo also comes with air suspension as standard as well as an electronically controlled differential lock on the rear axle for better traction. Rear axle steering is also an option with the new Macan.

And then there’s how the electric Macan looks. You’re essentially talking about a sports car wearing an SUV suit, which is the Porsche way.

The driver and front passenger sit up to 28mm lower than previously, which Porsche says plays into the Macan’s taut driving dynamics and spirited handling.


The exterior is ‘muscular’ and ‘dominant’, the Porsche logo now sits in the centre of the sculptural 3D light strip, and everything about the Macan has been honed to maximise the car’s aerodynamics.

The Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA) includes an adaptive rear spoiler, active cooling flaps on the front air intakes, and flexible covers on the fully sealed underbody.

Meanwhile luggage space in the Macan EV has also grown compared to its combustion-engined sibling. A 540-litre boot and an 84-litre frunk equates to a cargo area that’s 136 litres bigger than before. You also get a generous 2,000 kg towing capacity.


When it comes to charging, the Macan’s 800-volt architecture supports super fast 270 kW DV charging, which can take the 100 kWh battery from 10-80 per cent in just 21 minutes.

Step inside the cabin and you’ll find a 12.6-inch curved instrument cluster and 10.9-inch central display. For the first time ever you can also equip your Macan with an optional 10.9-inch screen for your front passenger, so they can steam flicks while you drive. An augmented reality head-up display is also up for grabs.


So, the big question - when can you get your mitts on one?

Porsche reckons first customer deliveries will be made during the second half of the year. We’ll be sure to let you know when you can order one.



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Friday, 17/05/2024