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New Porsche Macan Will Be The Last Petrol Powered Version

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Porsche have announced that the new Macan will be available with an all electric powered SUV or as a petrol powered unit but this will be the last version of the Macan that will be offered with a petrol engine.

It is assumed that the last petrol Macan will role off the production line sometime in 2024.

Like with most Porsche updates it’s difficult to spot many differences between the new and the old model. It has had a mildly redesigned front end fitted with a new ‘3D’ diffuser at the rear. Porsche says the Macan can be customised a lot more than before with a fresh list of new and brighter paint colours and wheel designs.

Despite exterior changes being pretty minimal, you’ll spot an overhauled interior on the new Macan, which will pave the way for the new, all-electric generation set to come towards the end of 2022. The previous generation’s clunky buttons have been replaced with a much slicker row of touch-sensitive controls and all models now come with a fancy-looking analogue clock on top of the dashboard as standard.

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The standard Macan has a newly-developed 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that can produce 261bhp, that is an increase of 20bhp compared to the previous generation. This standard version can hit 100km/h (62mph) in 6.2 seconds and is capable of a 233km/h (145mph) top speed.

For those wanting a bit more more power there is also the Macan S version which is powered by a 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V6 which produces 380hp, 26hp more than before, allowing it to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h (60mph) in just 4.6 seconds.

However, if thats still not fast enough for you then how about the Macan GTS, which has the same 2.9 engine as the S but kicks out a much higher 440hp. The GTS can hit 100km/h (60mph) in 4.3 seconds and has a top speed of 272 km/h (169mph).

All power units come with an all-wheel-drive system conected to an eight-speed PDK automatic gearbox.

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The last petrol-powered Porsche produced was the 911 GT3 (992) model, which was introduced in 2021. This high-performance sports car is powered by a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine that produces 502 horsepower and 346 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that sends power to the rear wheels.

The 911 GT3 (992) features a range of advanced performance features, including a track-focused suspension, rear-wheel steering, and an aerodynamic body kit that generates significant downforce. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in around 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of 197 mph.

In addition to its impressive performance capabilities, the 911 GT3 (992) also features a range of modern technology and luxury features. It has a 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a Bose audio system, and a range of driver assistance features, such as lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control.

While the 911 GT3 (992) marks the end of Porsche’s petrol-powered era, it is a fitting tribute to the company’s long history of producing high-performance sports cars with petrol engines. Its combination of raw power, precision handling, and advanced technology make it a truly exceptional driving machine that is sure to appeal to automotive enthusiasts for many years to come.

Porsche has been developing and producing electric vehicles (EVs) for several years, with a particular focus on high-performance EVs that offer exceptional speed and handling. Porsche’s EV history demonstrates the company’s commitment to developing high-performance electric vehicles that offer the speed, handling, and luxury that drivers have come to expect from the Porsche brand. As the company continues to invest in EV technology, it is likely that we will see more innovative and exciting electric vehicles from Porsche in the years to come.

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