LA Auto Show 2016: Nerd’s Eye View – Cars, Engines, and Electrons


As the Macan is a SUV and sits higher, Porsche has this airflow path in the front bumper to direct air to the brakes.
In the name of drag reduction, active air grill shutters are used.
A naturally aspirated 3.0L V6 makes up the internal combustion part of this hybrid powertrain.
You better get used to seeing all these orange high voltage cables which carry the power between the battery, motors, and inverters.
Hidden underneath some panels in the rear hatch is the Li-Ion battery pack for the hybrid system. While the rear hatch is probably the only place to put the battery, this location also helps with the front to rear weight distribution balance.

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