Petaling Jaya 13 December 2017 – Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) has unveiled its latest derivative of the Porsche Macan Sports Design Series. The numbers are limited to only 40 units, with more or less fixed specifications, and at a package price that is some RM25k lower than if one were to order a standard Macan and put in all the items as in the package. Would-be buyers can select any of two available colours – Metallic White, (which is interesting to me, because I never imagined a day when someone would offer white in a metallic colour) and metallic grey.
As usual, the product presentation was done by none other than the CEO of SDAP, in conjunction with SDAP’s annual Media Appreciation night, and I must say he did a pretty good job of it. You can watch the video on YouTube by following this link: https://youtu.be/zc-ycnZKpc0
Said Mr. Arnt Bayer, “The design and livery of the Macan Sports Design Series is the clear differentiation factor for this new Macan and its unmistakable character. It is a clear nod to the motorsport heritage of every Porsche. With the many premium features now offered as standard, the Macan Sports Design provides a sportier look and feel, giving our customers a greater experience of the sporting fundamentals of a Porsche.”
The new Porsche Macan Sporting Design series is available in two attractive colours, Volcano Grey Metallic and Carrara White Metallic. These are combined with matching black-red leather interiors. The exterior features a more dynamic front apron, painted side skirts and rear apron that further accentuate the dynamics of the Macan. In addition, the exterior is complemented by contrasting black accents, black LED headlights, tinted LED taillights as well as black roof rails, and sports tail pipes in gloss black. Wheels are similarly black 21-inch, available in two designs: the 911 Turbo Wheel in a multi-spoke design or the Sport Classic Wheel, a forged one-piece alloy wheel painted in high gloss black.
For the interior, the Macan Sports Design gets Black and Garnet Red combination leather, 14-way power seats including memory function for both driver and front passenger. The Garnet Red is also used in other design elements including contrasting red stitching, seatbelts, instrument cluster and the Sports Chrono Stopwatch. A Bose Surround Sound system with 14 speakers and 545 Watts of power is standard.
Other interesting features include an air suspension with leveling system and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and the Sports Chrono Package.
The Macan Sports Design Series is priced at RM 545,000 –this price includes a 4-year warranty and free maintenance package, all applicable duties, except for registration fee, rod tax and insurance, so if you have been thinking about it, this will make a pretty nice Christmas present for yourself.