Drag Times is the author of a new Test Drive compared, and this time we spotlight two German crossovers, both part of the same Volkswagen, but with a spirit and a completely different approach.
These are the latest generation of the Audi RS Q3 and Porsche’s Macan Turbo!
Even if Audi RS Q3 it’s not at the first youth, however, the authors of the test found him fit in a battle with the new Macan rather simple but in version Turbo S.
The technical sheet characteristics of the cars are not equal, the RS Q3 has 90 horsepower less than Macan Turbo ie 310 hp versus 400 hp! Audi’s secret weapon, is the quattro system and a lower total weight up to 200 kilograms.
Leaving aside the impressions and industrial equipment, Drag Times preferred to move more quickly to the main topic confrontation in a straight line. And here we reserved surprises!
The Federal Metrology and Standardization Agency from Russia (GOST) has found serious issues in the German car manufacturer’s smallest SUV, Porsche Macan. According to the Russian specialists, these cars have an increased risk of catching fire, and the problem must be removed immediately.
The problem is hidden in the gasoline fuel lines of the car, located in the engine compartment.Experts claim there is danger of fuel leaking out and subsequently causing fire,because as you know gasoline is extremely flammable.AFMS contacted the official dealer Porsche in order to take all the necessary precautions,thus the cars will be recalled to service for inspection and repair.
In total 2,893 Porsche Macan models, produced during the period between January 24, 2014 and October 26, 2016, are recalled and the owners of the cars have already been notified. Of course all the necessary work will be absolutely free! Note that this is not the first time something like this happens to Porsche. Last time the inspectors from GOST found a problem on the 911 Carrera model, where there was a possibility of short circuit because of the induction coils.
Macan GTS is placed between the S and Turbo version and is powered by twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 with a boosted output of 335 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. The power is sent to all four wheels via a 7-speed automatic gearbox. The process is assisted by PDK transmission and Porsche Traction Management.
It features the standard Active Suspension system lowered by 15 mm, sports exhaust, and high performance brakes from carbon ceramics.
Porsche says the Macan GTS can hit the 63 mph in 5.0 seconds and has a top speed of 160 mph.
The Macan GTS can also be spotted by its 20-inch matte black alloys, red calipers, GTS sports seats and unique red paint which is exclusive to GTS models. The stating price in USA will be at $67,200 and it will become available in March 2016.
There are tuning workshops from the Russian Federation who are really doing well at changing luxury, and one of them is the TOPCAR.
Recently the Russians have unveiled their latest creation, a Porsche Macan with a massive body kit!
As I said, all started with an aerodynamic kit, which highlights the car and also aims to increase car track. It includes wings and flared skirts, new restyled bumpers, a front spoiler, carbon inserts and a rear diffuser.
The crossover was repainted in a new body color, golden, seasoned with black accents. The stock wheels gave the place to some multi-spoke model, ADV.1, finished in black. And to complete the contrast of colors, on the car windows was applied a black foil.
And the hatchback was worked beautifully. The interior kept the tone open and impresses with Nappa leather upholstery, golden seams, natural wood inserts, and panels made of carbon fiber.
The folks from Audi have announced the name of the future Audi crossover which will be built on the TT platform. It will be launched in 2017 and will be a landmark model in its class!
The Audi continued the ascent to leadership in the premium segment and one of the key elements for achieving this goal is to increase the number of models, especially the crossover range. The nearest TTQ model will be called and will be built on the platform of the Audi TT.
The car will compete with Porsche Macan, BMW X4 and the future Range Rover Evoque. The concept which previews this model was unveiled at the Motor Show from Pechin and by size was very close to the current Q3. It says that under the hood will find both diesel and petrol engines as well as a hybrid drive. The last could be represented by a 2-liter volume gas station and an electric motor with a total output of 408 hp and a torque of 650 Nm.
The average consumption would be less than two liters per 100 km and more than impressive performance, the sprint from 0-100 km / h in just 5.2 sec will be realized. The Germans said that the new TTQ will be a benchmark in its class and will certainly be an essential role in the campaign to conquer the leadership in the premium class.
The tuner from Moscow delights for the beginning with a new front spoiler that benefits of a special skirt, of special wider wings and of course of the logo TOPCAR applied to the lateral side of the front wings.
The exterior package is completed by a set of side skirts, a new rear spoiler modified, a diffuser and a discreet spoiler. In the near future, the TOPCAR officials will prepare a habitat modification, also some changes in the front of the engine.
There is a price for the package of changes. So, The TOPCAR tuners provide the kit in two versions depending on the material chosen by the customer. The first option costs 14,620 euros, and the second, made of carbon fiber costs 18.270 euros.