My disdain for the common SUV is well documented here on GCFSB, but a funny thing happened in 2014. Porsche released the Macan. At first glance, I wrote this car off as a smaller Cayenne. And yes, I’ll call this a car because anyone who has seen one in real life knows about its compact dimensions. My attraction to the Macan has grown over time to the point that I would be tempted to pull the trigger if a 6-speed manual were available. I’m not writing off the perfectly fine 7-speed PDK transmission, but three pedals is really how I’d prefer my car to be configured, especially if I’m going to drop down this much coin. Nevertheless, after a discussion with my father, the Macan is a serious contender to replace my mother’s trusty 17 year old C-class. So maybe a Porsche will finally wind up in the family somewhere after all. If you’re looking to be shouty about your P-car purchase, check out this Macan S for sale painted in a vibrant Paint to Sample hue of Gulf Orange.
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Model: Macan S
Engine: 3.0 liter twin-turbo V6
Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
Mileage: 16 mi
2016 Porsche Macan S Exterior Paint to Sample in Gulf Orange. Standard Interior with Agate Grey with Alcantara Suede Inserts. This is possibly the only Gulf Orange Macan in the entire world. Custom ordered through the Porsche Exclusives Program and taking over 10 months to produce. Gulf Orange paint is contrasted by the 21″ Sport Classic Wheels in Black with Black Roof Rails and the window trim done in High-Gloss Black. This example is well equipped with the Sport Design Package with Side Skirts along with the side blades painted in the exterior color to match. Other options include the panoramic sunroof, seat heating for the front seats, Bose Surround Sound System with SiriusXM satellite radio and the exclusive gear selector in Aluminum finish. The 3.0 liter engine produces 340 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque. This makes for a sporty SUV that drives closer to sports car than an SUV. With only 16 miles, this vehicle is essentially new!
Interestingly, the Macan was the first Porsche to be sold with a four-cylinder engine since 968 production ended in 1995. This Macan S, however, is powered by the 3.0 liter twin-turbo V6 that cranks out 340 horsepower and is good for a 0-60 sprint of just over five seconds. I’ve gotta say that while I’m not an orange kind of guy, if you’re going to have a Porsche, have some fun with it. The usual shades of black, silver and white that you see often see new Porsches painted in is wearing thin on me. You would be more of a target with the cops, but this Macan is certainly unique. At over $80,000, this is heady territory for a car that starts out at $55,450 with no options. But it’s well known that the minute you start adding options on to a Porsche or dabble with the Porsche Exclusive options, you can easily add $20,000 or more to the tab in a matter of seconds. Is it worth the premium in this case to be different? You decide.