Porsche is busily creating the second-generation Macan, which is able to solely be supplied with an electrical powertrain when it lands in showrooms in 2024. The mannequin stays on the prototype stage, however a brand new report sheds gentle on what its specs sheet will appear to be.
Constructed on the PPE structure co-developed with sister firm Audi, the following Macan is being engineered to ship a fascinating driving expertise. British journal Autocar realized that the crossover will launch with two electrical motors (one per axle) linked to a 100-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack and programmed to zap the 4 wheels with as much as 603 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. These figures are huge; the current-generation Macan tops out at 434 horsepower in range-topping GTS trim. Whereas the EV will inevitably weigh greater than the prevailing gasoline-powered mannequin, we’re betting it’s going to simply tick the “make it fast” field on the event workforce’s to-do listing.
Nothing is official but, however we would not be shocked to see much less highly effective variants be a part of the vary ultimately. And, the PPE platform could be arrange for rear-wheel-drive, although plans to launch a two-wheel-drive Macan have not been introduced but. Regardless, dealing with will likely be a part of the equation, and Porsche is creating what it calls a “efficiency rear axle” to enhance weight distribution, in response to Ars Technica. Briefly, the rear-mounted motor is positioned behind the rear axle to attain a near-perfect 48% entrance and 52% rear weight distribution.
Torque vectoring and a rear-wheel steering system will likely be out there as nicely. And, an 800-volt electrical structure will make the Macan appropriate with 270-kilowatt fast-charging whereas permitting the battery pack to cost from 10% to 80% in roughly 25 minutes.
From a design standpoint, the next-generation Macan seems to borrow styling cues like rectangular headlights from the Taycan. We have not seen the mannequin with out camouflage but, however spy photographs recommend it wears a extra fastback-like roof line than the present mannequin. As for the inside, we’ll have to be affected person to learn the way Porsche formed it. Look forward to finding luxurious supplies and a jumbo serving of know-how.
Extra particulars in regards to the second-generation Porsche Macan will emerge within the coming months, and it is scheduled to make its debut in 2024. The gasoline-powered mannequin will stay in manufacturing for at the least 18 months after its successor arrives, in response to an earlier report.