Plenty of people went furious when legendary sports car maker decided to go up. Up in terms of inches and lots of them. It happened 15 years ago, when Porsche’s Cayenne touched the tarmac, and nowadays it seems that everybody wants to do it. Maserati did it, Bentley too, Lambo is getting there, as much as Aston. There are even rumors involving a Ferrari. In the mean time, Stuttgart brand nicely profited from larger sales volume and game was broaden three years ago with compact Macan. Everything stated might created a feeling that everything is possible. How about then, 2020 Porsche Macan GT3 RS sounds like?
2020 Porsche Macan GT3 RS – HONEST DISCLAIMER
We will keep our dignity by being completely honest in saying that we don’t actually believe that something in that realm of happenings is possible. Turbo model of Macan is fairly capable thing pumping out 400 hp (40 more with Performance package), and if that ever proves insufficient, there is an S letter that could accompany it. That might as well happen as Volvo’s compact SUV touched the same hp figure with a hybrid model, Merc’s AMG GLC63 and Alfa’s Stelvio Quadrifoglio went much further, while Beemer and Jag are getting there very soon.
Despite game is becoming seriously tougher, 2023 Porsche Macan GT3 RS moniker is just a different story. It is exclusively attached to 911 and it signifies complete and undiluted track oriented monster only interested in how many tenths you can shave from your hottest lap. Porsche even stalled with offering track oriented version of Cayman, and naturally, when it did, it had its own labeling (GT4).
WHAT ABOUT IMAGINATION?
Track orientated SUV is just as logical as minivan without folding seats, pickup without towing capacity or super car propelled by diesel. We don’t deny that people want to go fast in an SUV, but nobody wants to set lap times in it as much as in a minivan. Sure M, AMG, SVR, makes all that plump stuff faster in the corners too, but for serious track time (and fun) you always look elsewhere. Still, nobody can restrain us from imagination, so let’s see what could 2023 Porsche Macan GT3 RS represent.
First of all, track oriented stuff goes to hefty diet. Forget about that fancy infotainment screen, (you think necessary) climate control, plush seats, lavish leather covering the dash or even normal door handles. And now introduce your self to some carbon-fiber. Less weight-more speed. Dead simple. Now imagine an added bunch of aero trickery, some static some active to keep you glued to the track’s tarmac, standard carbon-ceramic rotors pressed by lots of pistons to make you stop when you desire so and upgraded cooling system to prevent from stopping when you haven’t wished so.
There is plenty of more stuff as a bunch of suspension tweaks, fiddling with famous PDK, rework of stability control behavior, insanely grippy tires, improved torque vectoring and so on… What’s that? Naturally aspirated engine? Cause turbo messes with linear power delivery? Now it is only left for you to tell us that Macan could incorporate same 4.0-liter H6 boosting 500 hp from actually existing GT3 RS.
|2020 Porsche Macan GT3 RS|
|Engine And Transmission|
|0-60 mph||3.3 sec.|
|Top speed||180 mph|
|PRICE RANGE:$47,500 – $86,445
|Competitors:Range Rover Sport SVR,Jeep Trackhawk|
IF YOU HAVEN’T GET IT BY NOW
You might as well now comprehend the amount of work needed for the creation of hard-core track stuff and financial aspect involved in everything. This stuff is purely dedicated to lap time figures, so failing to amuse in everything else comes at a natural price. Applying all that work to elevated and obese SUV body with the messed up center of gravity is sacrilegious and it could still result in laughable lap times achievable by hot hatches. If you are stubbornly childish and you still yearn for “not happening” Macan GT3 RS, be satisfied with the fact that one Turbo model was painted in Lava Orange color somewhere in Illinois and put to sale. Yes, that’s the same color with which 911 GT3 RS debuted, so be quick to get it unless somebody else already did so.