Porsche took the wraps off its all-new 2015 Macan at the LA Auto Show last week, and while it's easy to write it off as just a badge-engineered version of the Audi Q5, you'd be very, very wrong. For starters, 75 percent of the car's platform was re-engineered by the Porsche team, and with a choice of two twin-turbocharged engines, the Macan should absolutely live up to the brand's pedigree.
He assured us that "this is a sports car."
During the LA show, West Coast Editor Michael Harley spoke with Mike DePetro from Porsche Cars North America, who assured us that "this is a sports car." The Macan has unique suspension tuning, beefy brakes, a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and comes packing either 340 or 400 horsepower, depending on trim. Heck, you can even get it with launch control.
There's a whole lot more to the Macan story, and you can hear all about it in Harley's interview with DePetro below.