2024 Electric Porsche Macan

In late January, Porsche released to the world what could very nearly become their most popular model to date … the electric Macan. An extension to what is currently their best-selling model today, the new Macan is the first model that Porsche are electrifying from an existing and established vehicle.  However, the electrified Macan doesn’t mean Porsche is going all in on EV’s just yet.

While insisting the marque is committed to 80 percent of its range being battery powered by 2030, Porsche have stated that the current internal-combustion-engine Macan will stay in production for the foreseeable future, which is not surprising when you look at the number being sold world-wide.

The new Porsche Macan electric will initially come in two models, both powered by dual electric motors and all-wheel drive, the Macan 4 which produces 280 kw of power and the Macan Turbo which produces more than 456 kw and with launch control will hit 100km/h in less than 4 seconds. Also, the turbo on the electric Macan like the Taycan is only in the name.

As for the financials, the Macan 4 will cost from $133,700 plus on roads which is around $40,00 more expensive than the existing entry level petrol Macan, and the Macan Turbo will be from $181,000 (plus on roads), which is around $40,000 more expensive than the existing Macan GTS

This whichcar.com.au article takes a closer look at the 2024 Electric Porsche Macan:

2024 Porsche Macan Electric – whichcar.com.au

While this Top Gear has a walk around the car and a closer look at it.

2024 Porsche Macan, Best Selling Porsche Goes Electric – Top Gear

Whilst on electric Porsche’s, Porsche development driver Lars Kern recently beat his August 2022 Nürburgring lap record for a production electric vehicle, which he set in a Porsche Taycan Turbo S Sport sedan, by 26 seconds when he posted a lap time of 7:07.55 minutes in a pre-series Taycan. That’s an amazing time difference.

According to a recent Porsche Press Release:

“Twenty-six seconds is half an eternity in motorsport. Lars’ lap time of 7:07.55 minutes on the Nordschleife is sensational, putting the Taycan in the same league as electric hypercars,” says head of the model line, Kevin Giek. “And the impressive thing about it is that over several laps, Lars clocked almost exactly the same time.”

“I pushed as hard as I could, but that was really all I could do,” says Kern.

For safety reasons, the test car was equipped with the legally prescribed roll cage, along with racing bucket seats. Compared to the 2022 record in a Taycan Turbo S, the times were significantly better: the pre-series car was a good 25 km/h faster heading into the Schwedenkreuz. To illustrate the difference further, by the time Kern crossed the finish line near Grandstand 13 (T13), he would have only just been passing the entrance to the Nordschleife, about to enter the Antoniusbuche section, during his record drive in the Taycan Turbo S in 2022. This put the distance between the pre-series Taycan and the current Turbo S at more than 1.3 kilometres – a figure that illustrates the leap in performance achieved on the 20.8 km course.