Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur refines the new Macan

Porsche Macan S

At a time when customization is increasingly important in the premium segment, the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur plays a crucial role for Porsche. The objective Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur pursues is fulfilling individual customer requests, guided by the principle: “Your inspiration. Our passion.” Its product range for the new Macan was developed with that attitude in mind.

The Macan S, with a Volcano Grey Metallic exterior, incorporates additional equipment that differentiates the vehicle from the standard series model both technically and visually. The optional sports exhaust system with distinctive tailpipe design in silver or black is an example of a possible technical upgrade. Sport exhaust systems create a sportier and more emotional sound compared to what is achieved in standard production exhaust systems. The powerful acoustic effect can be activated using a button on the instrument panel in the center console. The external sound is optimized by a special sequence of the exhaust supports and rear silencers included in the exhaust system. This advanced design helps to ensure that all Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur sport exhaust systems are legally compliant with noise-related standards.

Porsche Macan S

Technical and visual exterior highlights

With its sporty proportions and compact design, the Macan is an athlete among SUVs. More than any other element, its optimum height-to-width ratio gives it a muscular and youthful appearance. The vehicle exterior has also been enhanced with features including the SportDesign package, which consists of a a more dramatic front section finished in the same exterior color of the car, painted side sill panels, and unique components on at the rear. The attuning together of these elements reinforces the vehicle’s character and differentiates it from standard models. The lines of the distinctive front section are more dynamic and place greater emphasis on the side air intakes, while creating the effect of a striking three-dimensional sculpture that also highlights the lower air intake, showcasing just how sporty this model is. The new diffuser has been borrowed from motorsport and has strong, vertical ribs for a sportier and more assertive presence than the regular production diffuser. To further customize the vehicle exterior, components such as the exterior mirrors can be painted in the exterior color, or the external door openers can be painted in contrast (high-gloss) black.

The new 20” Macan Turbo wheels have been developed specifically for the latest-generation vehicle, but follow the characteristic double-spoke design of rims used on Turbo models: the use of parallel lines structures and updates the rims. As a supplement to the normal offering, the Exclusive Manufaktur paint-matched 20” Macan Turbo wheels, finished to match the vehicle's exterior. The color of the fully lacquered spokes matches the vehicle for an impactful look. Also, the wheel paint is sampled in an elaborate color coordination process that is separate from vehicle painting, and paint-to-rim adhesion is put through its paces in several variant tests until the quality of the finish precisely matches the original pattern plates for the bodywork paint.

Porsche Macan S

However, Porsche wheels are not solely setting standards regarding design, but also on-road safety and performance; no surprise given that the process leading up to Porsche wheel approval starts at the Nürburgring. The values determined there are used as input parameters for subsequent tests such as the Bi-Axial Wheel Test (ZWARP), in which long-term stresses are simulated using extreme driving methods. While the rims installed on this one-off Macan are painted in the Volcano Grey Metallic exterior color, complete summer and winter tire sets in selected finishes such as GT Silver, Platinum (satin), Black (high-gloss) or Black (satin), are also available through Porsche Tequipment for retrofitting.

Porsche Macan S interior

Leather meets exclusive wood decor

While the exterior differentiation is significantly facilitated by the uniquely designed and painted components, individual elements of the interior space are enhanced by the processing of premium materials, or offered all in a single color that differs from the standard version. The goal of sample configuration is always to bring together all materials and colors to create a harmoniously coordinated overall presence.

For example, the Macan S in Volcano Grey showcases the new bi-color leather equipment in Black and Mojave Beige. The lighter color replaces the familiar Luxor Beige leather color and is part of the current series production color range. The Exclusive Manufaktur creates emphasis with contrasting leather seat-center strips in black. Similar to what you see here with this one-off example, components of the your vehicle's interior such as seat consoles, the steering column and the edging around floor mats can also be executed in leather. Finally, rendering the clock dials on the instrument panel, the Sport Chrono stopwatch, and the safety belts all in the Mojave Beige interior color creates a harmonious overall look.

Porsche Macan S interior

The Porsche emblem is also available for use in the customization options from the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur. This is formed onto the center panels of the headrests on the front and outer rear seats, using a special leather embossing machine procedure.

As well as leather, wood is also used as a premium natural product in the vehicle interior. The Anthracite Chestnut package is an innovative decor that was included in the interior wood range for the first time in the Cayenne introduced last year. To create the decor strips on the instrument panel and door trim, chestnut wood is colored anthracite, and small pieces of metal are inserted behind the veneer to create a special gloss effect. The veneer is back-injected, and an aluminum inlay is embedded in the veneer, in a specially designed slot. The panel is milled out and paint applied; then the panel is finally finished after milling and polishing. Once complete, the decor panels are inserted onto the front and rear vehicle door trim.

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