Please stop posting misinformation. If you actually took the time to drive a Macan with and without it back to back you would immediately realize you feel the difference in everyday spirited driving. And why do you say "maybe" snow? Have you actually driven a Macan with PTV on snow covered roads, or are you just making it up?Useless, except for the track and maybe snow
Is PTV+ just sw in the macan or mechanical differences?
On the Macan, PTV plus is the only option for torque vectoring so the electronic vs mechanical actuation distinction is not relevant. There are in fact significant mechanical differences between equipped and non-equipped Macans. Perhaps the most significant of those is the presence of a rear locking diff.PTV is mechanical, MT cars. PTV+ is for PDK cars and is sw only.
Clearly, from the very article you link, PTV+ is not software only. As in, you cannot take a Macan with no PTV+ and apply a software update that will add PTV+.PTV is mechanical, MT cars. PTV+ is for PDK cars and is sw only. Read https://www.excellence-mag.com/of-note/you-ve-got-options-part-iii-porsche-torque-vectoring
Sw only in terms of how the differential locks. I wrote that quick on an iPad vs computer. All tech flows from the 911, usually. From the sit, PTV mechanical rear end is 22% traction alway with MT. PDK, which can be programmed only offers the sw version, fully variable electronically controlling the differential. In other words, you can't get the mechanical version with PDK. It doesn't mean its only sw but that sw controls it. Sorry for that confusion.Clearly, from the very article you link, PTV+ is not software only. As in, you cannot take a Macan with no PTV+ and apply a software update that will add PTV+.
"A Porsche ordered without the PTV or PTV Plus options will have an open differential"
"PTV Plus has an electronically operated diff lock"