Hamann Lets The Porsche Macan Off The Leash


October 20, 2015 By Mike Lee
Last updated on October 20, 2015

Hamann Lets The Porsche Macan Off The Leash

  • Now available: exclusive refinement kit for the Porsche Macan
  • Inimitable high-end version of the Macan S Diesel with wide-body look underlines technical expertise of the luxury tuner from Laupheim
  • App-controlled Active Sound sports exhaust system for impressive V8 sound
  • The Macan S Diesel is boosted up to 310 hp (228 kW) at a peak torque of 680 Nm
  • Hamann impresses with highest quality technological details such as the wheel/tyre combination at high-end level.

High-performance power, long-distance comfort, extravagance: the benchmark figures of the Porsche Macan S Diesel are impressive. For all fans of the dynamic vehicle, Hamann’s tuning experts now set the bar even higher. As is generally known, the model’s name “Macan” was derived from the Indonesian word for tiger – and it is exactly this tiger that Hamann frees from the ties of a series actor.

The face of the Macan’s S Diesel version, which Hamann upgraded, has self-confident traits. The tiger seems ready to jump – an effect achieved by the low front apron line and the lowering of the car. Hamann’s aerodynamics attachment emphasises the sharp “teeth” of the Macan Turbo’s standard front and sets distinctive accents. The car refiner’s interpretation of the Macan S Diesel appearing well-toned is coherently continued in powerfully shaped wing extensions making the predator’s body grow by twelve centimetres in width. The side profile is completed by an aerodynamically optimised side skirt that Hamann shaped in a particularly striking manner.

At the rear, Hamann’s tiger is equally packed with muscles. The hind legs gleam with a dynamic composite design trim and the “sharpened” rear spoiler. So much for the prelude.

App-controlled Active Sound sports exhaust system

The rear’s scene is dominated by the potent Active Sound sports exhaust system Hamann exclusively developed for the Macan S Diesel. The seamlessly integrated system made of high-grade stainless steel unleashes an impressive V8 sound – but only when the driver feels like it. The musical tremolo is supplied to two high-performance sound actuators via a special main control unit and a networked amplifier. Hamann integrated the actuators into the two mufflers with two silencers each and a total of four tail pipes that have a diameter of 89 mm. Depending on the vehicle’s colour or individual wishes Hamann offers ceramic-coated tail pipes in black as well as chrome and carbon fibre designs.

The “cherry on the cake” is that the system can be controlled by the smartphone. The enabling WiFi module is delivered with wiring kit. Thus, the sound cannot only be turned on and off via the cruise control lever. The Hamann App, which was exclusively programmed for the Macan, has three settings: “off” for standard sound, “medium” for some decent sound and “loud” delivers the full soundscape. Furthermore, the App allows to precisely and individually adjust the sound characteristics and volume control. Fancy gadget: coming with a virtual “accelerator pedal”, the App can be used as remote control for virtually opening the throttle without revving up the engine. Also the virtual “Engine Launch” function is just as attention grabbing.

Power advancement to 310 hp (228 kW) and 680 Nm

But that is not enough for the individualisation experts from Laupheim – also the engine power of the standard Macan S Diesel may be a little sharper. The result are overwhelming 310 hp (228 kW) at 4 200 rpm (standard: 258 hp (190 kW), 4 000–4 250 rpm) chasing the mega SUV to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds only (standard: 6.1 seconds) with the Sport Chrono package. The peak torque comes with imposing 680 Nm at 2 500 rpm already (standard: 580 Nm at 1 750–2 500 rpm) making a lot an easy prey for the car.

Power and dynamics guaranteed – also in the limit range

Hamann’s awe-inspiring interpretation gets under the Macan S Diesel’s skin even more: in line with the Hamann tradition, wheels, tyres and suspension are ideally aligned to provide the ultimate thrill also when driving fast right up to the limit. Sport springs with made-to-measure lowering make the car aggressively hug the road and ensure optimal road contact. The precious metal “Anniversary EVO” wheels in size 10.5 J x 22 lend the car an elegant appearance. The heavy-duty wheel with its filigree multi-spoke design combined with tyres in size 295/30 ZR22 confidently brings the four-wheel drive car’s elemental force to the road. Conti Sport Contact 6 fulfils 100 per cent of the refiner’s requirements in terms of cornering, grip during acceleration and deceleration, and steering precision. Once focused on the target, the predator sprints through curves and landscapes with breath-taking skilfulness to perform the final overtaking manoeuvre.

For those seeking the exclusive touch in the interior, Hamann is just the right place to come. In the cockpit and on the headrests, the tuning specialist from Laupheim offers sporty and elegant applications in Hamann’s proven luxury finish. As is usual, Hamann has carefully combined different modules to achieve a perfectly concerted kit. Individual components are also available. Hamann refines the cars offered as complete or retrofitting kit at its headquarters in Laupheim as well as at international partner sites.