Porsche in recent times has started aggressively to play in the electrified car segment. After the success of the Taycan which became their flagship electric car, now the German manufacturer, which is synonymous with its sports cars, is preparing its newest electric car, the Macan EV SUV.
In several leaks or Spy Shots compiled by Motor1 on Friday (16/9/2022), the Porsche Macan EV, which is being tested on the Nurburgring Circuit, is still covered in camouflage stickers. But there are some unique things found in the Macan EV that are not found in the conventional engine version.
Starting from the use of additional over fenders that have a fairly prominent arch shape. Many suspect this additional over fender is one of the latest innovations from Porcshe considering the Macan EV will have a wider body and heavier weight in the future. And the use of over fenders is supported by tires that have a wider size.
Then from the leaked Spy Shot, several accent fins shaped like a diffuser were found on the rear bumper of the Mobuk. And even though this is an electric car that doesn’t require an exhaust, there is a form of exhaust accents that may just be decoration or rear accents to reinforce a slightly sportier look.
Then the rest, you could say there is no significant difference visually for the exterior of this Porsche Macan EV. Like the design of the headlights, taillights, as well as the grille design, the sides, and the trunk door that look similar to the standard version of the Porsche Macan. The Porsche Macan itself still maintains its signature SUV with a Coupe-style style that makes this car actually still maintains the sporty feel of a Porsche.
Interestingly, the Porcshe Macan EV is the first Porsche car to use the latest Porsche platform specifically for electric cars, namely the Premium Platform Electric (PPE). The drivetrain and electric motor that will be used in the Porsche Macan EV will inherit the 800 Volt electric motor that is also in the Taycan. There are 3 versions of power that will be presented in this Porcshe Macan EV such as standard, Turbo and Turbo S.
For the highest version, the Porcshe Macan EV can produce power around 600 hp, especially in the Turbo S variant. The plan is that the Porsche Macan EV will be introduced at least in early 2023. It will be interesting to see how the original form of the Porsche Macan EV is expected to come with something quite revolutionary in the premium class electric car segment.