First impression of driving the Porsche Macan Turbo: How does the electric Macan drive?

First impression of driving the Porsche Macan Turbo: How does the electric Macan drive?

Top Gear has just released the new, electric Porsche Macan Turbo. You can read the full test report in our next issue (in stores this week); now the important things.

Test topic: Porsche Macan
Performance: Turbo
Location: area of ​​Antibes, France
Weather: careful summer – sunny and about 22 degrees

Wait a minute – an electric Macan?

Yes: Porsche is taking the plunge and making its best-selling model electric, and only electric. Just stand with it. On the other hand, their first EV, the Taycan, is still one of our favorites even after years. So the sign is good.

It doesn’t look bad either…

Oh no? It is recognizably Porsche and thankfully not full of unnecessary holes and spaces to make it look extra ‘sporty’. The interior is also stylish and comfortable, as we have come to expect from the brand. The boarding station console is opened at the bottom, as there is no longer a need to have a transmission there. But for everyone else they will feel familiar to the Porsche driver.

What versions are there?

The new Porsche Macan will initially be available as the Macan 4 and Macan Turbo. They all have two engines and four-wheel drive, but the Turbo’s rear engine is more powerful. We are talking about a peak power of 639 hp (408 hp for the Macan 4), a torque of no less than 1,130 Nm (650 Nm) and a time from 0 to 100 of 3.3 seconds (5.2). The Macan Turbo reaches a top speed of 260 km/h and can travel 591 km on a full battery. Fast charging is possible with 270 kW thanks to the 800-volt architecture, which the brand shares with Audi (for the Q6 and A6 e-tron).

The main question: how does it run?

Let’s say what… Imagine your trap, multiply that by ten, soak it in glue and let Spider-Man close it, then you’ll have an idea of ​​how you can use the Macan effectively. Turbo can accelerate out of a corner. The car’s intelligent brain ensures that power flows to the right wheels at the right times, even on rough and bumpy pavement. You will leave your place painlessly, effortlessly, efficiently and with great power, time and time again. Yes, the Macan is heavy, but the chassis and brakes are designed for it – and the rear-wheel steering provides extra agility. She just doesn’t let her weight be an issue.

How much could the new Porsche Macan Turbo cost?

Available from 121,000 euros in the Netherlands or 120,700 euros in Belgium. The Macan 4, which drives a little faster but is still smooth and attractive, is available from 88,900 euros (88,100 euros in Belgium).

You can read our full test drive of the Porsche Macan Turbo in Top Gear Magazine 227, in stores from 25th April!