The Porsche Macan probably doesn’t need any more aesthetic upgrades; it already looks like a born and bred Porsche, right down to the subtle styling hints attributed to its big brother, the Cayenne. But who am I to tell Porsche what it can and can’t do, especially when it comes to offering new personalization options for its new crossover? The truth is, Porsche Exclusive’s new options for the Macan are added luxuries to the Macan. You don’t need it, but it’s nice to know that it’s being offered, you know, just in case you want to give your Macan a personalized touch.
Porsche Exclusive’s Sport Design package comes with a comprehensive list of upgrades, including lights and aero upgrades. New bi-xenon headlights are available, as are dark-colord LED rear lights, both of which are part of the Sport Design package. These lights come with the new Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and are matched with smoked LED rear taillights with their own dark red lenses.
A new front apron, side-sill panels, side blades, and a new lower rear bumper section are also being offered in case an owner wants a more dynamic-looking Macan. You can also opt to install a new set of 21-inch Sport Classic wheels that Porsche is offering in three color options and finish off your personalized Macan with a new sports exhaust system with modified silencers and a pair of stainless steel chrome-plated twin tailpipes.
Don’t worry. The Macan’s interior was also given its due attention. The Sport Design package features a new ’Limed Oak’ interior package that includes overlays to the decorative trim on the doors and instrument panel.
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If you are not completely satisfied with the new 400 HP Porsche Carrera S, the company is now offering a new power enhancement kit developed by the Porsche Exclusive department. The new kit will increase the 3.8-liter boxer engine’s output from the standard 400 HP up to 430 HP. As a result, the 0 to 60 mph sprint will be made in just 4 seconds and top speed will go up to 190 mph with the PDK tranny and 191 mph with a seven-speed manual gearbox.
In order to obtain these impressive updates, as well as keep the same fuel economy, Porsche added different camshafts and an entirely new variable resonance intake system design with six air flaps and a resonance flap. A Powerkit can be activated at the push of a button, making the two exhaust lines merge and generating a powerful engine sound.
Next to these changes, the new Porsche Exclusive 911 Carrera S also comes with a series of exterior updates. These changes will include a new front apron with powerful air intakes and a fixed rear spoiler in legendary "ducktail" form. For customers who want even more, Porsche is also offering an Aerokit Cup which includes an additional fixed rear wing over the rear spoiler and a special front spoiler lip with additional air intakes. The interior will receive lots of decorative trims, including brushed aluminum and carbon.
Over the years, tons of tuning companies have gotten their hands on a Porsche 911 at some point or another. Typically, with every new generation 911, there’s hundreds or thousands of kits to improve upon the standard model. Very rarely, however, do we come across a tuning kit for a much older model such as this 1973 Porsche 911. German tuner, dp Motorsport, has decided to take on this task with an impressive body kit, interior updates, and a boost of power to 310 HP.
The new body kit used for the 1973 Porsche 911 is made entirely from carbon fiber and includes a new front bumper, hood, fenders, lightweight doors, rear fender flares, rear bumper, and rear spoiler. Both hoods were also equipped with quick release fasteners. The Porsche’s standard windows have been replaced by a set of green-toned Plexiglas windows and lightweight lamp lenses were also installed, both for the sake of saving some weight. This is also the reason the carbon roof panel has been manufactured using the sandwich vacuum technique.
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Porsche hasn’t offered the fixed Targa roof option on the ever popular 911 model since 1996 when it got replaced by a sliding glass roof version on the 993 models. Before that, automakers were quivering at the thought of the Department of Transportation banning convertibles so the Targa roof was invented to beat the system. That fear ended up being entirely unwarranted and the Targa top, made popular by the Porsche Targa, started to fade off into the distance. Now, a couple of German magazines are jump-starting the rumor mill with whispers of a fixed roof Porsche Targa comeback for the new generation 911. Could it be so?
The way we see it, the idea of bringing back the real Targa option isn’t very likely in today’s market. More of the concepts that are being brought out tend to have a more modern design and for a major automaker like Porsche to revive a concept that is way past its expiration date seems unlikely. We have a feeling that the current glass plates are here to stay. That being said, if Porsche were to go the vintage route and bring back the Targa option, it would be interesting to see its response. It could be a huge success, or it could leave people shaking their heads like they did when the Cayenne and Panamera first came out.
Either way, we expect to see the first models in the 911 line-up in September. At the point, we’ll get all of our answers as to Porsche’s decision on the matter. Stay tuned!
D2Forged Wheels is an American wheel tuning shop that’s considered as one of the best in the industry. Recently, the boys at D2Forged presented their latest creation for the Porsche 997 Turbo, aptly called “The White Darkness”.
These guys are no strangers to outfitting cars with the best rims in the game, as evidenced by their previous work on an Aston Martin V8 Vantage. So it only seems right that their latest piece of work would come in the name of Porsche – a 997 Turbo, to be exact.
On it’s own, a Porsche 997 Turbo is already a car that packs a very mean wallop with a 3.8-liter flat-six engine that produces 500 horsepower. You add that powertrain and the iconic 997 aesthetic design with D2Forged’s set of special MB1 Titanium Graphite 20” wheels they affectionately call “The White Darkness” and you have the makings of a stunning sports car that only adds to the American wheel tuning company’s already impressive line-up of state-of-the-art rims.