Spy Shots: Porsche Macan Hits Nurburgring and Shows off Some Goodies
Porsche is busy testing the upcoming Macan, and it looks like with every test the crossover starts losing more and more camouflage. The latest test took place on the Nurburgring race track, and,as you can easily see, the prototype caught here is almost completely uncovered.
The only camouflage we can see is on the headlights — they are hidden under stickers in an attempt to make them bigger — on the small side windows and on the thinner taillights. Everything else is revealed in all its glory and it is now obvious that the Macan will look like its big brother, the Cayenne.
When it comes to the engine lineup though, the Macan will be a little bit different than the Cayenne. The base version will get a four-cylinder engine with 220 horsepower, while the Turbo version will get a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 rated at 370 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.
Expect to see the Porsche Macan at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The prototype caught testing today makes it clear that the Macan will look like a miniaturized Cayenne. Up front, you can see the signature Porsche headlights and air intakes, but the company decided to keep them camouflaged in an attempt to make them bigger.
The rear will also look similar to the Cayenne, but it will feature smaller and thinner rear lights, which were disguised by large stickers in these shots.