Geneva, 03 March 2015: High-performance power, long-distance comfort, extravagance: the benchmark figures of the formidable Porsche Macan S Diesel are impressive. For all fans of the dynamic vehicle Hamann’s tuning experts now sets the bar even higher. As is generally known, the model’s name “Macan” was derived from the Indonesian word for tiger – and exactly this tiger Hamann frees from the ties of a series actor.
The face of the Macan, which Hamann presents in the S Diesel version in Geneva, has self-confident traits. The tiger seems ready to jump – an effect achieved by the low line of the front apron and the lowering of the car. Hamann’s aerodynamics attachment emphasises the sharp “teeth” of the Macan Turbo’s standard front and sets distinctive accents. The car refiner’s interpretation of the Macan S Diesel appears well-toned and is coherently continued in powerfully shaped wing extensions making the predator’s body grow by twelve centimetres in width. The side profile is completed by an aerodynamically optimised side skirt that Hamann shaped in a particularly striking manner.
At the rear, Hamann’s tiger is equally packed with muscles. The hind legs gleam with a dynamic composite design trim and the “sharpened” rear spoiler. So much for the prelude. The scene, however, is dominated by the potent “active sound” sports exhaust system impressing with voluminous tailpipes and a hissing V8 sound. It is based on actuators and speakers for an individually adjustable sound experience that will be a real pleasure for sound enthusiasts.
But that is not enough for the individualisation experts from Laupheim – also the engine power of the standard Macan S Diesel can be sharper. The result is overwhelming 300 hp (221 kW) at 4 200 rpm (standard: 258 hp (190 kW), 4 000–4 250 rpm) chasing the mega SUV to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds only (standard: 6.1 seconds) with the Sport Chrono package. The peak torque comes with imposing 670 Nm at 2 500 rpm already (standard: 580 Nm at 1 750–2 500 rpm) making a lot an easy prey for the car.