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Re: My new Gen 2 2020 Macan Turbo 2020/08/07 21:19:18 (permalink)
The luggage management option is excellent. Easily adjusted and removable also.
 
 

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Re: My new Gen 2 2020 Macan Turbo 2020/08/07 21:22:12 (permalink)
This shows the now derelict Tarlair open air swimming pool. I have swam in it as a youngster when on holiday in Banff with my parents in 1959.
No crowds these days. Not even on a warm August day.
  
 

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Re: My new Gen 2 2020 Macan Turbo 2020/08/07 21:40:27 (permalink)
Good report Brian, thanks. The luggage control system looks like someone really did think about it. I’d be happy to have that car in my garage!

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Re: My new Gen 2 2020 Macan Turbo 2020/08/08 15:09:34 (permalink)
Thanks all for your comments of support.
 
For general interest, here are the mpg stats from my first drive yesterday.
 
They are pretty much as expected given the rural nature of the roads, and the high incidence of agricultural activity in Aberdeenshire with the harvest getting underway. Many tractors on the A96, long queues tailing back behind at less than 30mph for mile after mile.
 
 
Next trip reported later.......
 
Brian
 
 
   

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Re: My new Gen 2 2020 Macan Turbo 2020/08/09 15:46:17 (permalink)
Another day another drive. Now 270 miles up and still getting acclimatised to the new bus.
 
This time my drive was north west to Easter Ross, the Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer being my destination. I chose this route due it being off most tourists radar. Heading west, the A834 branches off to the right from the more popular A835 Ullapool road at Contin. The A834 is quite narrow and winds its way uphill and down dale to the charming village of Strathpeffer.
 
Quaint victorian style villas set in neat, well attended gardens, are a feature of Strathpeffer. It's a quiet village with an interesting history dating back to Pictish times.
 
The Macan copes easily with the twisty roads, and the prodigious torque ideal for the undulating terrain. I am very thankful that Porsche carried over the Mode dial selection switch on the steering wheel from my more familiar 718 Caymans. Selecting Sport mode at "3 o'clock" on the dial switch lowers the ride height to the lowest setting, engages firmer suspension settings, and also selects the sports exhaust. This is far easier and safer than fumbling about on the central console for the appropriate switches. On my car I have no less than 41 buttons to poke, combining both the central and roof consoles. At this early stage I am still struggling committing to memory where all the functions are. I've already sussed that everything north of the gear selector is to do with climate control, and everything south of the gear stick, dealing with the more dynamic functions.
 
I practised some confined space manoeuvring accessing the Clachnaharry Lock at the western end of the Caledonian Canal. The views across the Beauly Firth to the west were magnificent, while to the east the Kessock Suspension Bridge, which serves the main A9 NC500 route dominates the skyline.
 
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Re: My new Gen 2 2020 Macan Turbo 2020/08/09 15:47:40 (permalink)
Strathpeffer is a quiet place. Even in August.
 
 
 

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Re: My new Gen 2 2020 Macan Turbo 2020/08/09 15:54:47 (permalink)
The Eagle Stone in Strathpeffer. This dates back to Pictish times and has strange carvings on the face of the stone. The stone has been moved to this location a few decades ago. It is thought that it was previously a stone marking the graves of Pictish warriors. Legend has it that the Brahn Seer (Soothsayer for the benefit of English friends), prophesied that if the Eagle Stone falls three times, the Strath valley would flood and ships would be able to sail to Strathpeffer.
 
The Eagle Stone has "fallen" twice already. Perhaps the Brahn Seer new something about global warming and climate change ahead of his time.......
 
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Re: My new Gen 2 2020 Macan Turbo 2020/08/09 19:19:20 (permalink)
Some idyllic pics there Brian, and I think if the "Soothsayer's" predictions come true we're all going to be in trouble!
 
Good to hear that you're settling-in with the new car - a very different experience from your Caymans, but one to which I'm sure you'll soon become accustomed.
 
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Re: My new Gen 2 2020 Macan Turbo 2020/08/10 09:56:13 (permalink)
Morning Brian,
 
It's good to see the photo's of your long awaited Macan Turbo looking resplendent in the Scottish scenery. It looks a beauty and you can't beat those 5 spoke wheels for both appearance and practicality. It sounds like everything ran particularly smoothly with delivery. I would expect nothing less from OPC Chester! Like you say it's a completely different animal to your string of Caymans but I'm sure it is most suited to the roads of the Highlands. Enjoy and keep us all updated with progress! 

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Re: My new Gen 2 2020 Macan Turbo 2020/08/10 15:19:02 (permalink)
Following the euphoria of driving my new macan Turbo for the first couple of days, I have now had time to look at a few of the details in and around the car.
 
As I said at the outset, this is a whole new experience compared to my previous 12 years of owning Caymans.
 
First, the pedal offset. The Macan has a significant transmission tunnel intrusion into the driver's footwell. Much more so than the mid-engined, transaxle, Cayman. I found it most noticeable when getting behind the steering wheel for the first time. The throttle pedal seemed unsettlingly far over to the right when seated comfortably at the wheel. I have now become accustomed to it and the skew-whiff legs position when resting my left foot on the footrest.
 
Photo below for illustration.
 
That said, many other things to like, more to follow on that.
 
Brian
 
 

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Re: My new Gen 2 2020 Macan Turbo 2020/08/10 15:21:15 (permalink)
These rear wheel arch extensions are part of the 21" alloy wheels option.
 
 

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Re: My new Gen 2 2020 Macan Turbo 2020/08/10 15:31:03 (permalink)
The Gen 2 Macan Turbo is fitted with Porsche Surface Coated Brakes, (PSCB), as standard. The discs are 390mm front and 356mm rear, with 6 pot aluminium callipers on the front. The steel discs are ceramic coated (Tungsten Carbide) and offer corrosion resistance and 80% less brake dust. Porsche have confidence in this claim by painting the PSCB brake callipers in white.
 
Comparing these brakes with the PCCB full ceramic brakes on my previous 718 Cayman GTS, I would say, in normal driving, they display a similar reassuring "bite" and firm pedal to the touch. As I am still running-in, I have not yet evaluated the PSCB high speed performance.
 
Being a "Michelin tyre man" since my youth, I was absolutely delighted to see my car was fitted with the "proper" tyres. 
 
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Re: My new Gen 2 2020 Macan Turbo 2020/08/10 15:31:25 (permalink)
Brian_Innes
First, the pedal offset. The Macan has a significant transmission tunnel intrusion into the driver's footwell. Much more so than the mid-engined, transaxle, Cayman. I found it most noticeable when getting behind the steering wheel for the first time. The throttle pedal seemed unsettlingly far over to the right when seated comfortably at the wheel. 
 

 
I can switch between our Macan and Boxster with ease, I don't give it a thought. It's just how each car is.
 
I must be weird. (No comments thanks).  
 
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Re: My new Gen 2 2020 Macan Turbo 2020/08/10 15:33:30 (permalink)
I love the clam-shell bonnet with eye holes for the headlamps. A far better solution than attaching heavy headlamp units to the clam-shell bonnet.
 
 
  
 

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Re: My new Gen 2 2020 Macan Turbo 2020/08/10 15:38:38 (permalink)
Still on the Headlamps topic, I liked the Porsche insignia inside the Turbo spec headlamps.
 

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Re: My new Gen 2 2020 Macan Turbo 2020/08/10 15:46:35 (permalink)
From past experience with a puncture following the Anglesey track day in my Cayman R, I'm a great believer in the Silverline rubber plug and glue repair kit. My CR sustained a picture in a brand new Michelin Cup 2 front tyre. A nail had pierced the casing in the centre of the tyre tread. To my good fortune, PCGB member John Webber from the 911 register, had past experince of the Silverline kit, and kindly applied the plug and glue for me in the hotel car park.
 
After inflation to normal running pressures, the plug proved an effective repair which lasted perfectly well for the 500 mile return trip home to Scotland. My local tyre specialists GT Tyres of Forres, removed the tyre and repaired the offending puncture with a galvanised plug. The tyre ran for several thousands of miles thereafter.
 
Brian
 
 
post edited by Brian_Innes - 2020/08/10 15:48:58

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Re: My new Gen 2 2020 Macan Turbo 2020/08/10 15:47:55 (permalink)
My improvised reverse parking indicator suspended from the garage ceiling. The point of which is to make sure I can open the rear hatch safely when parked inside my garage without fouling the trophy shelves on the back wall.  
 
It works a treat.
 
Brian
 
 
post edited by Brian_Innes - 2020/08/10 16:06:16

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Re: My new Gen 2 2020 Macan Turbo 2020/08/12 10:31:56 (permalink)
Satellite Map Function
 
My preferred choice of map function is the satellite map view on the PCM Sat Nav. On my Macan the Satellite function is greyed out. I queried this with Porsche Chester, and was informed that there have been some server connectivity issues in Germany recently and to leave it a week and see if it the function resumes.
 
I'd be interested if any other Gen 2 Macan owners also have this malfunction showing.
 
Brian
 

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Re: My new Gen 2 2020 Macan Turbo 2020/08/12 15:44:14 (permalink)
I actually prefer the "analogue" version map for its clarity.
BTW, satellite is to be paid for after the first two years i think.
 
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Re: My new Gen 2 2020 Macan Turbo 2020/08/12 19:33:20 (permalink)
David,
 
Not according to the reply I received from Porsche Chester. My spec has the Navigation Plus option so satellite view is included as standard.
 
The reason for my preferring the satellite view is that major road improvements in the north of Scotland are not included on the normal sat nav map view. For example, the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, (By Pass) and also the Queensferry Bridge crossing over the river Forth is not updated on the normal map view.
AWPR shows as "off road" and Queensferry Bridge shows as floating on the water. Using the satellite view the true roads are featured. 
 
Brian
 
 
     

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