Macan Turbo Air Intakes

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LVision
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Macan Turbo Air Intakes

Post by LVision » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:05 pm

Hi Guys, Looking seriously at the new 2020 Macan Turbo. One thought/concern is perhaps the redesigned large air intakes in the front quarters. Radiators here seem quite exposed ( stones, bird strikes etc.) as a result, what do people think and wonder if anyone has heard of aftermarket grills being available ?


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Re: Macan Turbo Air Intakes

Post by PaulR » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:29 pm

Wondered the same thing. I saw the new Turbo in the flesh and the radiators do look particularly exposed. My GTS is bad enough with stuff getting into the radiators. Lesson learned - do not touch the radiators with anything!! They bend very easily and look terrible once damaged.


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Macan Turbo Air Intakes

Post by Semerka » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:48 am

I think that it is a bit complicated due to the louvre style grills, i.e. they close / open as necessary to optimize the temperature. They are not static like they are on Caymans, for example.

Also, the Macan is a higher vehicle, so I don't think that it poses as big a problem as it does on the lower sports cars.
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Re: Macan Turbo Air Intakes

Post by PaulR » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:55 pm

I inferred LVision means the two intercoolers rather than the radiator. The intercoolers are permanently exposed, particularly so in the Turbo. However the radiator is only exposed when the louvres are open.


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Macan Turbo Air Intakes

Post by Semerka » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:19 pm

Oh yes, you're right PaulR.
Zunsport make protector grills for lots of cars, but I could not find a Macan on their list.
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Re: Macan Turbo Air Intakes

Post by Paul » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:50 am

Semerka wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:19 pm
Oh yes, you're right PaulR.
Zunsport make protector grills for lots of cars, but I could not find a Macan on their list.
Was there not a post a while back from an accessory manufacturer looking for volunteers to test his Macan grills?
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Macan Turbo Air Intakes

Post by Semerka » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:21 am

Paul wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:50 am
Semerka wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:19 pm
Oh yes, you're right PaulR.
Zunsport make protector grills for lots of cars, but I could not find a Macan on their list.
Was there not a post a while back from an accessory manufacturer looking for volunteers to test his Macan grills?
Yes, there was a post, I think that it was Zunsport looking for a Macan donor.
Our stable:
- 991.2 Carrera S (2016) in Rhodium Silver with full Bordeaux leather interior
- 718 Cayman GTS (2018) in GT Silver with Crayon GTS interior
- ex: Macan S Diesel (MY2016), Macan Turbo (MY2017)


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