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Performance Pack brings more power, bigger brakes to Porsche Macan Turbo

Because 400 horsepower isn't nearly enough these days.

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Porsche's Macan Turbo is already quite powerful and capable on the road. Sometimes, though, plenty isn't good enough. Since there's always a little room for improvement, Porsche's rolling out a Performance Package for its Macan Turbo that turns all the dials up to 11.

The main event in this Teutonic circus is the beefing-up of the Macan Turbo's 3.6-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 engine. Output is up to 440 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque, a rise of 40 hp and 36 lb-ft. That brings the car's 0-to-60 time down to 4.2 seconds (it was 4.4) and its top speed up to 169 miles per hour (formerly 164).

In the words of every As-Seen-on-TV huckster, "But wait, there's more!" Porsche's also added a set of larger brakes, measuring 390 millimeters versus the standard Turbo's 360. The calipers are red, too, because red is the color of sporty things. Porsche's also lowered the ride height by 10 mm and made the previously optional Sport Chrono Package and sports exhaust standard.

All this extra goodness doesn't come cheap, though. While a regular ("regular") Macan Turbo will set you back about $76,000, you'll have to shell out $86,445 for the Performance Pack variant. That assumes you don't go for any of Porsche's numerous options, which can easily push your Macan Turbo to nearly double its suggested retail price.