The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) damping control system has been specially tuned for this model. The chassis has also been lowered by 15 mm for greater lateral dynamics. Buyers can opt for adaptive air suspension that further lowers the chassis by 10 mm. The GTS rides on 20-inch RS Spyder Design wheels as standard with cast iron brakes measuring 360 x 36 mm at the front and 330 x 22 mm at the rear.
Options list also includes Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB) with tungsten carbide coating or the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB).
The car gets a standard Sport Design package and black highlights. The LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and the 3D taillights with LED light bar are also darkened. The LED headlights can be optionally ordered in black with PDLS Plus.
Interiors get GTS-exclusive sports seats with 8-way adjustment and pronounced side bolsters. Options include GTS leather upholstery in Carmine Red or Crayon with additional Alcantara, Bose Surround Sound system, smartphone tray with inductive charging, adaptive cruise control with Traffic Jam Assist, Park Assist with a rearview camera and Surround View, a heated windscreen and ioniser.
The multifunction sports steering wheel with leather upholstery and shift paddles is standard. As for the business end, the Macan GTS’ 2.9-litre (2,894 cc) V6 biturbo petrol engine puts out 280 kW (381 hp) between 5,200 – 6,700 rpm and 520 Nm of torque between 1,750 – 5,000 rpm. Compared with the predecessor model, there’s an increase of 15 kW or 20 hp and 20 Nm of torque.
The engine is paired with a 7-speed PDK. In case you’re wondering, the car weighs 1,910 kg dry. With the optional Sport Chrono package, the new Macan GTS is claimed to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds; otherwise, it would take 4.9 seconds. It has a top speed of 261 km/h.