When the German Automakers, MB, Audi, and BMW made the "gentlemen's agreement to limit the top speed of their cars to 155 MPH, guess which automaker said "NEIN"
. C'mon guess 🤔 Could it be ?????
What matters to you does not translate to what matters to them. You might not care but Porsche does.
Fair enough. I still feel Porsche should care more than they do about 0 to 60, and when they are lagging behind their competitors in this category.
"It is better to enter a turn slow and come out fast, than to enter a turn fast and come out dead"
Braking and Handling.
I guess what you consider to be important is not what they consider to be as important. Porsche, AFAIK, spends much of it resources in braking. Its about THE most important thing. I don't have the references in front of me but its something about the brakes have to pull the car down from something like 100 to zero 10 times in a row without fade. Its also the reason many Porsche drivers are very wary about cars behind them coming to stops. They know how fast they can stop but the people behind them can't. You notice a lot of Macans get rear ended? Over the years you know to ALWAYS look behind you when slowing down because one comes accustomed to the brakes.
Understood, but the Macan is an SUV, not a track car like the 911 and the 718. If Porsche cared so much about the brakes on the Macan, they would have done a much better job with the standard brakes on the GEN I....one of my biggest complaints on my old 2018 GTS....brake pedal feel like a wet noodle.
Of all the cars you've owned, has any other manufacturer INSISTED that you bleed the brakes every two years? Any? I haven't, none. Why is Porsche so concerned.
Both my 2015 C300 and later 2016 C450 "B" services (every 20,000 miles) included a brake fluid change....does that count?
You notice a lot of Acronyms thrown about like PDDC, SPASM, PTV, PCCBs, etc.? All handling and braking in order of importance. Acceleration is easy. Its easy to make a car accelerate fast. Dump the weight, e.g. get rid of the sound proofing, reducing body panel weights, reduce unsprung weight, hence PCCBs, get rid of all the fluffy bits that do nothing for performance like sunroofs.
Or Porsche could just give the Macan more power. The 2.9L is capable of more.
You mentioned AS. Haven't you noticed there really isn't any serious suspensions for these CUVs? Do you see anyone talking about spring weights, coilovers, corner balancing, and the like? Why not? I guess H&R sells some stiffer springs but its rarely spoken off.
Porsche supposedly upped the AS stiffness again for the refreshed GTS by another 10 to 15%....
Maybe you bought into the wrong marque. The history of Porsche is not one of chasing other companies. Other companies chase them. If you pay attention, there is always the latest and greatest offerings, a new MB GT, a Jaguar SUV or F something or another. No one cares. And there is always the Corvertte comparisons. And yet, Porsche is the most profitable car company in the world.
In 7 years you seen anything change? No, prices just keep going up. Don't like it, don't buy it.
Yep, and that will be me saying good bye to the new refreshed ICE Porsche Macan if 434hp is all they can muster for the new "Top Dog" GTS.
I suspect you bought into the wrong brand. There is always a new product to chase. Meanwhile there will be legions of new buyers behind you entering the Porsche marketplace. Good luck with your new BMW/MB/Audi or whatever else is out there.
I'm very pleased with my 2020 GTS....all I'm saying is if Porsche wants me to buy another ICE Macan, they will have to up the power level.
BTW, you notice that PDDC was available for the Cayenne? The Cayenne is the premier SUV, its the flagship. It is the model that the money is being invested in and is obvious from the recent Ring Times. The Macan is the baby, younger sibling. It gets the technology that trickles down. Maybe you either bought the wrong Marque or the wrong model.
I would never buy a Cayenne....too big. Empty nester here.
If acceleration is your benchmark and what you care about, then you are going to join the numbers of people who left the marque. Performance is far more than 0 to 60 stop light wars. Its the entire spectrum to include high speed cruising at 155 and braking time after time without fade. IOW, they emulate road racing, they always speak that Macan is a sportscar among SUVs. They never say its a dragster.
Acceleration is just one of the three benchmarks I mentioned in my last post that I care most about in a vehicle....and I want to see improvements with ALL three
in my next vehicle....be it a "PP" Macan GTS, or a new M3 xDrive.