Pikes Peak used to be entirely unpaved, and pro racer Jeff Zwart (at the wheel) misses the dirt-slinging action.
The Macan's tidy rump features a particular hunkered-down stance thanks to fatter rear tires and a 10mm-lower ride height.
The GTS receives standard leather and sport seats with Alcantara inserts, along with the obligatory suite of badges.
The new infotainment touchscreen is snappy, with 3D navigation and satellite overlays, along with available Apple CarPlay. A 4G LTE modem is also available.
Our custom-wrapped Macan GTS test vehicles are visual homages to our guide, Jeff Zwart, and his winning Porsche race car liveries.
Jeff Zwart's 911 GT2 may be old, but it's still wickedly effective in his hands.
Five of our wrapped Macan GTS test vehicles made it to the summit of Pikes Peak.
Racer Jeff Zwart is a Pikes Peak legend.
In this part of Colorado, there are scenic vistas everywhere you look, and even places you don't.
Yep, that's snow. In June. 14,000+ feet of altitude will do that.
You never know who you'll encounter at above 14,000 feet.
It's 6am and the barbarians are at the gate, waiting to storm Pikes Peak.