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The New Macan Turbo – Stronger, faster, more agile

The new 2.9-litre, six-cylinder biturbo engine in this extensively reworked top model offers 324 kW (440 PS; Fuel consumption combined 9.8 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined 224 g/km), ten per cent more power output than its predecessor with 20 per cent less displacement. With the optional Sport Chrono Package, this car can get from a standing start to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds – three tenths faster than before. The car’s top speed is 270 km/h (plus four km/h). Deceleration has also been improved: the new Macan Turbo comes with the powerful Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB) fitted ex works, as part of the optimised chassis. Externally, the Macan Turbo is characterised by the styling features of the revised model generation. The new top model also sets itself apart thanks to unique accents such as the Turbo-specific front apron and the fixed roof spoiler with its double-wing design. Drivers and passengers alike benefit from the Macan’s enhanced interior, in-cluding adaptive 18-way sports seats and a BOSE® Surround Sound system.

Powerful biturbo engine with central turbo layout

The new Macan Turbo’s 2.9-litre engine, which is already used by Porsche in its Cayenne and Panamera models, is a latest-generation engine in what is known as the central turbo layout. Both exhaust turbochargers have been arranged inside the V of the cylinders. The cooled exhaust manifold has been integrated into the cylinder head for highly efficient combustion. The short exhaust paths between the combustion chambers and the turbochargers permit rapid build-up of power and a particularly spontaneous response. The engine delivers 29 kW (40 PS) more than the 3.6-litre, six-cylinder turbo in the predecessor model and a maximum torque of 550 Nm between 1,800 and 5,600 rpm. Power transmission is provided by the seven-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox and Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive. NEDC con-sumption stands at 9.8 l/100 km.

Optimised chassis with the Porsche Surface Coated Brake

The new Macan Turbo comes with the Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB) as standard to match the excellent driving dynamics. These innovative, high-performance brakes are exclusive to Porsche and, with a tungsten carbide coating on the discs, offer a faster response, less wear and up to 90 per cent less brake dust compared with conventional cast iron brakes. The high-gloss brake discs and white painted brake calipers are characteristic for PSCB and are now available as an optional extra for all other Macan models as well. Optional height-adjustable air suspension with optimised rolling pistons and new shock absorber hydraulics, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) and the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) are available for a further increase in dynamics. The new 20-inch Macan Turbo wheels come as standard.

The new 2.9-litre, six-cylinder biturbo engine in this extensively reworked top model offers 324 kW (440 PS; Fuel consumption combined 9.8 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined 224 g/km), ten per cent more power output than its predecessor with 20 per cent less displacement. With the optional Sport Chrono Package, this car can get from a standing start to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds – three tenths faster than before. The car’s top speed is 270 km/h (plus four km/h). Deceleration has also been improved: the new Macan Turbo comes with the powerful Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB) fitted ex works, as part of the optimised chassis. Externally, the Macan Turbo is characterised by the styling features of the revised model generation. The new top model also sets itself apart thanks to unique accents such as the Turbo-specific front apron and the fixed roof spoiler with its double-wing design. Drivers and passengers alike benefit from the Macan’s enhanced interior, in-cluding adaptive 18-way sports seats and a BOSE® Surround Sound system.

Powerful biturbo engine with central turbo layout

The new Macan Turbo’s 2.9-litre engine, which is already used by Porsche in its Cayenne and Panamera models, is a latest-generation engine in what is known as the central turbo layout. Both exhaust turbochargers have been arranged inside the V of the cylinders. The cooled exhaust manifold has been integrated into the cylinder head for highly efficient combustion. The short exhaust paths between the combustion chambers and the turbochargers permit rapid build-up of power and a particularly spontaneous response. The engine delivers 29 kW (40 PS) more than the 3.6-litre, six-cylinder turbo in the predecessor model and a maximum torque of 550 Nm between 1,800 and 5,600 rpm. Power transmission is provided by the seven-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox and Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive. NEDC con-sumption stands at 9.8 l/100 km.

Optimised chassis with the Porsche Surface Coated Brake

The new Macan Turbo comes with the Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB) as standard to match the excellent driving dynamics. These innovative, high-performance brakes are exclusive to Porsche and, with a tungsten carbide coating on the discs, offer a faster response, less wear and up to 90 per cent less brake dust compared with conventional cast iron brakes. The high-gloss brake discs and white painted brake calipers are characteristic for PSCB and are now available as an optional extra for all other Macan models as well. Optional height-adjustable air suspension with optimised rolling pistons and new shock absorber hydraulics, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) and the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) are available for a further increase in dynamics. The new 20-inch Macan Turbo wheels come as standard.

Unique design with turbo front apron and double wing at the rear

The new Macan Turbo demonstrates its range-leading status thanks to the exclusive front apron, with three large air intakes and high-level front lights, as well as the stand-ard LED headlights including the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS). From the side, this top model sets itself apart with 20-inch Macan Turbo wheels, Sport Design side skirts and Sport Design exterior mirrors in body colour. The specially developed fixed roof spoiler with its double-wing design is typical for the Turbo model. The sports exhaust system, fitted as standard, can be recognised by its unique, silver twin tailpipes.

18-way sports seats and surround sound system as standard

The Macan Turbo, the new flagship model in the range, offers particularly high-quality equipment. Adaptive sports seats with smooth leather upholstery, electric 18-way adjustment and a comfort memory package are standard features. The high-quality ambience is rounded off by the Alcantara roof lining and the brushed aluminium interior package. The heated GT sports steering wheel, which is familiar from the 911, is available as an option for sporty drivers.

Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with a 10.9-inch full HD touchscreen is fully networked as standard and connected to a BOSE® Surround Sound system with 14 loudspeakers and a total output of 665 watts. It includes online navigation with real-time traffic information and smart voice control. Other standard features include Por-sche Connect Plus, which comes with an LTE telephone module, an integrated SIM card and a slot for an external SIM card, as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot and numerous Porsche Connect services.

The options list now includes a smartphone cradle with Qi standard inductive charging for all Macan models. A heated windscreen, an ioniser to improve the interior’s air quality and the new traffic jam assistant, including adaptive cruise control, are also available. As well as being able to accelerate and brake semi-automatically up to 60 km/h, the system helps the driver to steer in traffic jams and slow-moving traffic.

 

The new Macan Turbo is now available to order.

Check out some of the vehicles we’ve recently insured!

We’ve been arranging motor insurance for almost any type of vehicle for many years now.  From the modern super car through to the classic and vintage car owner including military vehicles, from the motorhome or kit-car enthusiast to those who modify or import cars we tailor insurance around our clients needs.

 

With a variety of the UK’s leading insurer partners our clients can arrange ‘agreed value’ cover, business use, salvage retention and discounts for garaging, security or limiting the mileage.

 

But can you name the 6 vehicles below we’ve recently insured? No cheating!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ex Top Gear Presenter Auctions Porsche 911 Carrera

If you have any interest in cars, you will be aware that James May, as well as Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond, are no longer involved in the presentation of the popular TV series Top Gear. In fact, the trio are just about to front a number of live motor shows in Perth and Sidney in Australia starting on 19th July 2015 in Perth Arena.

Whilst on Top Gear, James May (52) was given the nickname “Captain Slow” as he was felt to be a careful driver. Having said that, he did drive a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport at 259.11 mph back in 2010 during an episode of Top Gear. He has owned numerous cars and motorbikes over the years including a Rolls Royce Phantom, Bentley T2, Ferrari F430, Alfa Romeo 164 and a Porsche 911 Carrera.classic Porsche 911

Interestingly, the 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe with a 3.2 litre engine owned by James has just been sold by Bonhams at The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale, Collector’s Motor Cars and Automobilia auction on 26th June 2015. Its target price had been estimated at £28,000 to £34,000 but it actually sold for £51,750 with that figure including the premium.

James bought the classic sports car that was in excellent condition back in 2007 having borrowed it to record the sound of the engine for a TV documentary entitled
“Speed, Greed and the M25”. The car has also appeared in other TV shows. It has only done 55,000 miles and for the last 4 years has been used by his father.

This particular Porsche Carrera is a nippy, great looking sports car that is not easy to find in such condition. With a 231 bhp engine, it can get from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 5.3 seconds, break through 100 mph in 13.6 seconds on its way to an exhilarating top speed of 152 mph. Perhaps not the ideal car for the leisurely motorist!

Included with the vehicle were things like a service booklet, Haynes workshop manual, service history, old MOTs, tax discs and V5’s as well as the most recent Vehicle Registration Certificate in James’ name.James May's sell Porsche 911

Perhaps the fact that he owned the car had some bearing on the fact that it sold for considerably more than its target price. Anyway, its new owner will hopefully cherish and take good care of it as James had obviously done.

The Astonishing Rise In Value Of A Classic Porsche 911

Those of you that are classic sports car enthusiasts will be aware that many such vehicles have risen significantly in value in recent years. In fact, they have proved to be one of the most financially beneficial things to invest in – certainly better than bank and building society savings accounts although you may say that is not difficult to achieve with interest rates so low.

Well, you may be interested to read that some research was recently carried out to mark the 100th car that was renovated on the Wheeler Dealers program on Discovery Channel. That program was shown on 6th October 2014.Classic Porsche Insurance

The research looked at the price that classic cars were going for way back in 2004 and compared them with the price that you could expect to achieve in 2014 – a gap of 10 years. The survey focused on the percentage increase of 20 classic cars.

If you have been the proud owner of a classic Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 for at least the last 10 years that is now in good condition then we hope that you are sitting comfortably! Apparently, back in 2004, such a classic vehicle was going for around £65,000 on the open market. It is estimated that this iconic sports car is now worth in the region of £500,000 – an increase of a staggering 669% and quite a bit more than you would have got in a Cash ISA!

We thought that you might like to look at the list of the top 10 classic car investments in percentage increase terms for the period from 2004 to 2014: –

1. Porsche 911 RS Carrera 2.7 – 669% – £65,000 (2004) to £500,000 (2014)
2. Aston Martin DB5 – 500% – £75,000 (2004) to £450,000 (2014)
3. Aston Martin DB6 – 478% – £45,000 (2004) to £250,000 (2014)
4. AC Cobra – 333% – £150,000 (2004) to £650,000 (2014)
5. Aston Martin V8 – 295% – £19,000 (2004) to £75,000 (2014)
6. Land Rover Series I – 233% – £6,000 (2004) to £20,000 (2014)
7. Jaguar E Type – 171% – £35,000 (2004) to £95,000 (2014)
8. Lotus Elan Convertible – 142% – £18,000 (2004) to £43,500 (2014)
9. Ferrari Testarossa – 140% – £25,000 (2004) to £60,000 (2014)
10. Chevrolet Corvette – 132% – £28,000 (2004) to £65,000 (2014)

You will note that the Aston Martin DB5 and DB6 featured in 2nd and 3rd place respectively. We bet that brings a smile to a few Porsche owners’ faces!

AIB Insurance specialise insuring high performance and exotic cars including Porsche 911’s. For a free quotation tailored around your needs call the team on 02380 268351.