Porsche Macan GTS spied

3 Apr, 2014 11:53am Jordan Bishop

A Porsche Macan GTS prototype, designed to sit between the S and Turbo models, has been spotted during testing

Our spy photographers have caught a dusty Porsche Macan GTS prototype - a high-performance driver-focused variant designed to sit somewhere between the Macan S and the Macan Turbo - taking a break from testing. 

Porsche CEO Matthias Muller has hinted in the past that Porsche is looking into a more aggressive version of its smaller SUV, and these images prove it's on the way.

Unbadged save for the Porsche logo on the bonnet, the front end is borrowed from the range-topping Turbo, and features the same lower, split LEDs. At the back, the circular exhausts indicate the GTS gets the entry-level S model’s rear.

In this respect, the Macan follows the Cayenne and Panamera, taking design cues for the GTS from the models either side. Performance will reflect the GTS’ mid-range position, too – power will sit between the 335bhp managed by the S and the Turbo’s 394bhp. Expect around 360bhp from a tuned version of the S’ 3.0-litre twin-turbo, which should help the GTS cover 0-62mph in about five seconds. 

The lack of camouflage suggests it could arrive later this year, with prices expected to start from around £50,000.