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Post by pmg » Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:49 pm

cc3 wrote:
Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:16 pm
Great review from a proper mag!

https://www.evo.co.uk/porsche/macan-gts ... glio-rival
but is is a pity they cannot get their facts right:- "A small pair of paddles positioned behind the wheel allows you to shift up and down, but you can’t select a manual mode, so it will always default back to auto after a relatively short period of time if you haven’t selected a higher or lower gear. It feels very un-Porsche like."

Clearly, they have not moved the "stick" to the left
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Post by OmniCognateSnr » Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:53 pm

cc3 wrote:
Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:41 pm
Sounds pretty good too and traction looks great

🤣 I wouldn’t say no except for the minor detail that I need a car some time in the next decade

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Post by cc3 » Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:55 pm

pmg wrote:
Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:49 pm
cc3 wrote:
Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:16 pm
Great review from a proper mag!

https://www.evo.co.uk/porsche/macan-gts ... glio-rival
but is is a pity they cannot get their facts right:- "A small pair of paddles positioned behind the wheel allows you to shift up and down, but you can’t select a manual mode, so it will always default back to auto after a relatively short period of time if you haven’t selected a higher or lower gear. It feels very un-Porsche like."

Clearly, they have not moved the "stick" to the left
Think I read elsewhere you can no longer move the shifter to left to engage manual. I think there may now be a button on the steering wheel

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Post by pmg » Fri Sep 03, 2021 10:06 pm

cc3 wrote:
Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:55 pm
pmg wrote:
Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:49 pm
cc3 wrote:
Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:16 pm
Great review from a proper mag!

https://www.evo.co.uk/porsche/macan-gts ... glio-rival
but is is a pity they cannot get their facts right:- "A small pair of paddles positioned behind the wheel allows you to shift up and down, but you can’t select a manual mode, so it will always default back to auto after a relatively short period of time if you haven’t selected a higher or lower gear. It feels very un-Porsche like."

Clearly, they have not moved the "stick" to the left
Think I read elsewhere you can no longer move the shifter to left to engage manual. I think there may now be a button on the steering wheel
the Good to know app is apparently out for Gen 3 which may confirm the situation. I will have a look as aI cant see they is anyway Porsche would totally remove manual control
2019 Macan S Porsche code PKW8WKI8

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Post by pmg » Fri Sep 03, 2021 10:19 pm

pmg wrote:
Fri Sep 03, 2021 10:06 pm
cc3 wrote:
Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:55 pm
pmg wrote:
Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:49 pm


but is is a pity they cannot get their facts right:- "A small pair of paddles positioned behind the wheel allows you to shift up and down, but you can’t select a manual mode, so it will always default back to auto after a relatively short period of time if you haven’t selected a higher or lower gear. It feels very un-Porsche like."

Clearly, they have not moved the "stick" to the left
Think I read elsewhere you can no longer move the shifter to left to engage manual. I think there may now be a button on the steering wheel
the Good to know app is apparently out for Gen 3 which may confirm the situation. I will have a look as aI cant see they is anyway Porsche would totally remove manual control
Yes there is a -m+ marked button to the left of hub on the steering wheel that changes between and M gearbox modes
2019 Macan S Porsche code PKW8WKI8

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Post by cc3 » Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:45 am

pmg wrote:
Fri Sep 03, 2021 10:19 pm
pmg wrote:
Fri Sep 03, 2021 10:06 pm
cc3 wrote:
Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:55 pm


Think I read elsewhere you can no longer move the shifter to left to engage manual. I think there may now be a button on the steering wheel
the Good to know app is apparently out for Gen 3 which may confirm the situation. I will have a look as aI cant see they is anyway Porsche would totally remove manual control
Yes there is a -m+ marked button to the left of hub on the steering wheel that changes between and M gearbox modes
Thanks thought so

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Post by mueslibrown » Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:19 am

2021 Turbo (due Oct 2021) | Dolomite Silver | Half Red Leather | Pano | 18 Way Seats | PASM | PTVP | Sports Chrono | PSP | 21" 911 Turbo Wheels | Gloss Black Trims

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Post by mark-yorkshire » Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:27 am

The full Media Press Pack for the Gen 3 launch in Norway is here including full specs of each car used , routes driven, videos, stills etc:
https://media.porsche.com/mediakit/maca ... s-vehicles
2021. Macan 2.0 Gentian due
2019. 718 Boxster T Carrara white.
2018. Macan SD Volcano.
2005. 987.1 Boxster S. Black.
2015 . Macan SD . Agate grey.
2014. Macan SD . Jet black.
2012. 981 Boxster PDK . Agate.
2010. 987.2 Cayman PDK. Aqua.

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Post by pmg » Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:50 am

mark-yorkshire wrote:
Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:27 am
The full Media Press Pack for the Gen 3 launch in Norway is here including full specs of each car used , routes driven, videos, stills etc:
https://media.porsche.com/mediakit/maca ... s-vehicles
So all the "S" s they brought to the event had air suspension and all but one 21 in wheels.

All the GTS's had torque vectoring and half the standard higher Air Suspension

Of the base models only one ( the dolomite silver, the only truly "base spec on the event) ) had the standard 19 wheels and all of the rest had air and most torque vectoring

They seem very fond of Islands for press events, previously Majorca, this time Lofoten off northern Norway
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Post by mark-yorkshire » Sun Sep 05, 2021 10:10 am

One of the routes

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2021. Macan 2.0 Gentian due
2019. 718 Boxster T Carrara white.
2018. Macan SD Volcano.
2005. 987.1 Boxster S. Black.
2015 . Macan SD . Agate grey.
2014. Macan SD . Jet black.
2012. 981 Boxster PDK . Agate.
2010. 987.2 Cayman PDK. Aqua.

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