The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup and Macan Turbo with Performance Package today made their Canadian debuts in Toronto as part of a busy Media Day at the 2017 Canadian International AutoShow.
The former boasts a completely redeveloped drivetrain. It now houses a 4.0L 6-cylinder flat engine with direct injection delivering 485 horsepower. A number of innovative details also make this naturally aspirated engine even more durable in race mode while reducing maintenance costs.
Outside, a new front apron and a new rear end improve downforce for superior traction and performance.
Porsche manufactures the 911 GT3 Cup on the same production line as the 911 road car in its main plant in Zuffenhausen. This vehicle will be racing in the 2017 season of the Ultra 94 GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama as the Platinum Cup Class.
Meanwhile, the new Porsche Macan Turbo with Performance Package is the ultimate version of the German automaker’s compact SUV. Arriving now with a starting price of $97,600, it uses a 3.6L twin-turbocharged V6 engine rated at 440 horsepower (40 horsepower more than the Macan Turbo). Maximum torque has also risen to 442 lb-ft and is available across a broad rev range (1,500-4,500 rpm).
The result? Acceleration times from 0-100 km/h drop four tenths to just 4.4 seconds, while top speed is raised to 272 km/h (+6).
Beyond this formidable engine, the Porsche Macan Turbo with Performance Package stands out with a newly developed brake system, lowered body, controlled sports chassis, Sport Chrono Package, and sports exhaust system.