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Porsche’s Macan compact SUV is set to make its public debut next year when it will also go on sale, probably not previewed by a concept at the Paris Motor Show, in September. Aside from knowing that it is based on Audi’s Q5 platform with which it will share a few engines, not a great deal is known about it.

Well, according to goauto.com.au, who have interviewed Porsche SUV chassis manager Markus Schieritz, the Macan, in its range-topping form, will be the fastest compact SUV on the market, being powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine with 370-hp, which is currently under development with the main focus of making it the fastest in its class.

Also, to match its straight line speed, an additional focus for the Macan will be excellent handling, and as we understand it, it will be more handling-focused than the Cayenne, for instance. According to Mr. Schieritz, even the Porsche engineers behind the project are impressed with the car’s handling characteristics - we assume that those engineers are hard to please, so if something excites them, it must be really good.

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