The newly launched Porsche Macan , which will wage war against the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5 , has yet to reach U.S. showrooms, but that didn’t stop the folks over at Porsche Exclusive from meddling with the compact SUV .
Having already seen its take on the 2014 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo Cabriolet , we know What Porsche Exclusive is capable of when it comes to adding unique features inside and out. Flashy body colors, blacked-out headlamps and deep chocolate brown seats are just a few of the options that can be acquired form Porsche ’s individualization program.
The same amenities are available for the brand new Macan as well, and the customized entry-level model you’re about to see below is proof enough. As with most Porsche Exclusive builds, this specific Macan S looks more aggressive without having that "in your face" statement attached to it.
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Porsche Macan S by Porsche Exclusive in detail
Finished in a gorgeous Sapphire Blue Metallic exterior, the Macan S received a SportDesign package that adds black-painted front apron components and side skirts, as well as a new set of side mirrors. Porsche Exclusive ditched the SUV’s standard wheels in favor of 21-inch Sport Classic rims in high-gloss black.
To complement the vehicle’s new black body parts and wheels, the standard headlamps have been switched with the brand’s signature bi-xenon units with blacked-out housings for a more sinister stare from the small people hauler.
The interior remains unchanged save for the Sapphire Blue Metallic inserts on the dashboard and the door panels. Because sometimes less is more.
Introduced in 2013, the Macan is the second SUV built by Porsche in its entire history, Smaller than the Cayenne, the compact SUV will try and squeeze in a market dominated by the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5.
The U.S.-spec Macan can be had in two trim levels, S and Turbo. The former is powered by a 3.0-liter, inline-six engine rated at 340 horsepower and 339 pound-feet, while the latter comes with a turbocharged 3.6-liter inline-six that delivers 400 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque.