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Old 06-06-2017, 12:04 PM
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I have recently instructed on track in an amg and bmw m suv and they were pretty good. I drove the amg and it reminded me of a tall Nissan gtr. impressive

since im going to need a new dd soon and small suv is best fit for me, macan might be good option. I have a lotus elise for track days but its no fun in bad weather or in traffic for 6 hrs to Watkins glen.

what do you guys think of a macan gts for a few track days per year? maybe get it lowered?
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That would be amazing.

Just need the right tires and I'd imagine brake pads might get worked a bit...would make for some awesome rainy track day vids
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An interesting BMW M2 and Macan Turbo comparison. Pretty close in lap time and the Macan seems almost as entertaining.

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For a "do-it-all" vehicle, it just might work. Yep, lower it, maybe a Cobb tune or get the Performance Pkg. Negatives: With the bias wheel size rather than 4-square, you won't be able to rotate tires and brake pad changes will be frequent and somewhat labor-intensive.
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just do it. After a Porsche World event at which I drove a Macan GTS on the track (where I have had a lot of experience, I purchased a Man the next day. The power, braking and handling- flat and totally composed were a revelation.
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thanks for advice guys but seems my rr lease isn't over for a full year I thought it was only 6 months. oh well.

but that will give me time to look into the alfa stelvio qf which could be interesting. basically a guilia with awd.
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The Macan does pretty well all things considered. A robust chassis with good steering feel. Power is rapid and quick, PDK helps a good bit.

As far as tracking, you will probably want to lower the center go gravity a little. A few options there. I'd also recommend pads and fluid to keep the braking consistent with heat.

As far as power, Cobb's Accessport is a great option, also a few piggybacks if you're looking to not flash the ECU. Either way effective gains.

Just depends how far you want to take it, but those options with an exhaust (we're developing an intake, release ETA - August), should be good enough to get more power safely.
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I would say it does great
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Old 06-16-2017, 04:25 PM
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that looks like it was fun.

what level group was that? any details on that macan? which model? any modifications?

the track app looks so cool in the display too.

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Originally Posted by 95spiderman View Post
that looks like it was fun.

what level group was that? any details on that macan? which model? any modifications?

the track app looks so cool in the display too.

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It was a blast. Now the Macan actually tows my dedicated track car back and forth to the track. So it went from the track to towing another car to the track. Not many other vehicles that could pull that off effectively.

That was running with Blue/White group. It's a standard 2015 Macan S w/ Sports Chrono (hence the cool track app and lap timer) Sports exhaust and steel springs. No PASM, No torque Vectoring, pretty basic stuff...
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Definitely impressive. Smooth driving. All season tires to boot?
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Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I have been toying with the idea of the new Macan S as a daily. Current daily is a 991.2 that gets tracked 15-17 days a year, but need something different.

Don't expect a Macan S to do as many days as the 991, but is it reasonable to assume a Macan S with pads/fluid/tires can do 10 days a year without imploding?

Moderate HPDE pace btw, I am no race car driver.
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See my post above. It was a track experience that sold me on a Macan S- and I have a lot of track experience.

I still have my 991.1 and Macan S. I drove it from Maryland to Monterey and back for Rennsport last summer and really did not miss the 911. The convenience of the hatch, the lack of road noise, the comfort of large sidewalls, the ability to cruise at any speed the 911 could have done were all good, But an unexpected bonus was the unassailable power in the mountains with the turbos. It is ridiculously competent for any use.
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Originally Posted by chuckbdc View Post
See my post above. It was a track experience that sold me on a Macan S- and I have a lot of track experience.

I still have my 991.1 and Macan S. I drove it from Maryland to Monterey and back for Rennsport last summer and really did not miss the 911. The convenience of the hatch, the lack of road noise, the comfort of large sidewalls, the ability to cruise at any speed the 911 could have done were all good, But an unexpected bonus was the unassailable power in the mountains with the turbos. It is ridiculously competent for any use.
Thanks for the input chuckbdc! I have no doubt the car will perform with competence at the track...was actually wondering more along the lines of HOW much track use it would tolerate in a season. Anyone using their Macans for multiple track days a year?
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Using a Macan for track duty may well depend on where you live and what track/s you may run on. Sadly, VIR does not allow SUV's of any make on track. If any doubt check beforehand.
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