Macan GTS 6000 mile review

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Re: Macan GTS 6000 mile review

Post by GuyW » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:31 pm

Garty2010 wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:20 pm
N13LXC wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:18 pm
TLDR...

Only kidding. Good write-up. Im moving from B8 RS4 to Macan Turbo with PP. sounds like i may be in for a treat! 😀
i suspect that the turbo PP will be another step up again. Even with such a short attention span it should keep you entertained! ;) ;)
Or a remap. DMS Automotive do an excellent remap of the GTS. It gives 430bhp and 700Nm. GTS is ideal for this as it has the air intake and cooling from the turbo and the PDK. Goes well!!


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Re: Macan GTS 6000 mile review

Post by Nuclear Nick » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:24 pm

Bear in mind though that it doesn't quite have the same brakes!
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Re: Macan GTS 6000 mile review

Post by VanB » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:19 pm

Although still has amazing brakes better than the majority of the opposition


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Re: Macan GTS 6000 mile review

Post by Nuclear Nick » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:37 pm

Yes of course VanB, it's a Porsche! But while it's easy to do a remap to add power, it's not so easy to uprate the brakes and suspension. The Macan is a big old bus and Porsche had their reasons for fitting bigger rear discs to the Turbo and bigger again front and rear on the PP.
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Re: Macan GTS 6000 mile review

Post by GuyW » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:08 pm

Nuclear Nick wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:24 pm
Bear in mind though that it doesn't quite have the same brakes!
The GTS brakes are the same at the front as the turbo. Its only the rears which are from the S. More importantly, the tyres on the GTS are wider than the Turbo models (265/295 vs 235/255) and the car is lighter (1845kg vs 1940kg), so braking is better in GTS.


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Re: Macan GTS 6000 mile review

Post by GuyW » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:18 pm

Nuclear Nick wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:37 pm
Yes of course VanB, it's a Porsche! But while it's easy to do a remap to add power, it's not so easy to uprate the brakes and suspension. The Macan is a big old bus and Porsche had their reasons for fitting bigger rear discs to the Turbo and bigger again front and rear on the PP.
Bigger brakes are more to prevent heat build up (fade) than stopping power. The brakes are more than able to induce the ABS, and the stopping power is limited by weight and tyres, both of which favour the GTS (lighter and wider tyres than Turbo or Turbo PP)


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Re: Macan GTS 6000 mile review

Post by Wing Commander » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:17 pm

GuyW wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:08 pm
More importantly, the tyres on the GTS are wider than the Turbo models (265/295 vs 235/255)

This is only true if the Turbo remains on its standard 19" wheels. I suspect that most Turbo buyers would upgrade to 20" wheels or 21" wheels.

20" or 21" wheels would give the Turbo the same width tyres as the GTS (on its standard 20" wheels). :ugeek:
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Re: Macan GTS 6000 mile review

Post by BigPhil » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:51 pm

Wing Commander wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:17 pm
GuyW wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:08 pm
More importantly, the tyres on the GTS are wider than the Turbo models (265/295 vs 235/255)

This is only true if the Turbo remains on its standard 19" wheels. I suspect that most Turbo buyers would upgrade to 20" wheels or 21" wheels.

20" or 21" wheels would give the Turbo the same width tyres as the GTS (on its standard 20" wheels). :ugeek:
I have 21" 911 Turbo wheels on my SD. I'm a sucker for a big wheel. If Porsche offered 22" wheels I'd spec those!

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Re: Macan GTS 6000 mile review

Post by N13LXC » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:35 pm

BigPhil wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:51 pm
Wing Commander wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:17 pm
GuyW wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:08 pm
More importantly, the tyres on the GTS are wider than the Turbo models (265/295 vs 235/255)

This is only true if the Turbo remains on its standard 19" wheels. I suspect that most Turbo buyers would upgrade to 20" wheels or 21" wheels.

20" or 21" wheels would give the Turbo the same width tyres as the GTS (on its standard 20" wheels). :ugeek:
I have 21" 911 Turbo wheels on my SD. I'm a sucker for a big wheel. If Porsche offered 22" wheels I'd spec those!

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Re: Macan GTS 6000 mile review

Post by Wing Commander » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:54 pm

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