Congrats on the new Macan!
Once you have had a chance to get to know the Gen III, I’d like to hear your view on pros and cons between the two. (I love the Gen I.)
I did 150 miles or so yesterday in the new Macan so can report a few initial thoughts. My wife and dog were in the car so was taking it pretty easy so no idea how Sport plus is or how PTV helps (or not) on the bends.
1. Noise. As expected, much quieter in terms of engine noise.
2. Performance. Actually feels a little slower in ‘normal’ mode than the original GTS but this may be in my head (because it’s quieter maybe?) or maybe because it’s only on about 1k miles and needs to loosen up a bit. Sport seemed similar but wouldn’t say it was noticeably quicker.
3. Tech. I use Apple CarPlay and had it on the first GTS so like the wireless improvement but in terms of functionality it’s pretty much the same. I had previously had a Gen 3 (or Gen 2.1 or whatever…) as a loaner so knew what to expect but I think Porsche really should have moved the tech on much more over the model update years.
4. Economy. Seemed to get almost 10% better economy than I would have expected from the old car (based on yesterday’s trip only).
Whilst I really like the car, I’m not sure a nearly new GTS or worth the significant premium over a high specced well maintained Gen 1 GTS - We changed primarily because my wife never liked the colour combo of our old Macan.
We’re heading to the Highlands next month so will report back after that.
What colour is your new GTS?