Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, the electric car for off-roading – Corriere.it

Sustainable, decidedly spacious, with a nature in favor of off-road vehicles, but which does not give up on being sporty. Basically the sum of the new Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, the off-road version of the more famous Taycan. The shapes are partly the same, while referring to the Mission E Cross Turismo concept of 2018. It is therefore the first 100% electric Crossover from the Zuffenhausen house.

Under the skin it features proven electronics, offered in different power levels, which reflect the name of the aforementioned Taycan. So we start from the simple Taycan 4 Cross Turismo, then we move on to the 4S, the Turbo and finally the Turbo S. A certainty then given by the number 4, which reveals the four-wheel drive. After all, four-wheel drive is part of the standard kit, and otherwise it couldn’t have been. There are still two electric motors, one for each axle, to power the performance panel of the new Porsche car.

Life on board remained exactly the same as on Taycan, at least as far as the scenography is concerned. On the other hand, the number of millimeters intended for occupants has increased, especially in height. This is thanks to a design that becomes higher in the tail and less devoted to the typical specifications of a coup. Thus, numbers in hand, even the increased load compartment, so much so that by folding down the rear seat you can earn up to 1200 liters. And then, not having to respond exclusively to the needs of those looking for a highly sporty car, the new Cross Turismo strives to take on a more familiar aspect, even in terms of equipment. Some will not be new in an absolute sense, but certify the versatility of the new Porsche electric. Such as for example the rear support for bicycles, which allows the transport of up to three bikes; and that does not limit the opening of the tailgate, which is always possible. Roof boxes are also available, including a new Performance model approved up to 200 km / h.

Returning instead to the electronic component, the new Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo takes its cue from Taycan. The lithium-ion battery pack is the same for each version, and has a total capacity of 93.4 kWh. This is the Performance Plus version of the Taycan. While the powers involved are 476 HP for the “base” version, 570 for the 4S, 679 for the Turbo, up to 760 HP for the Turbo S. To make the car suitable for off-road use (obviously means lightweight) takes care of the higher set-up than the “normal” Taycan. At least when you switch to the “gravel” driving mode, intended for this model, which raises the car up to 30 mm compared to the standard height, thanks to the contribution of the air suspension. The new Cross Turismo will be available starting next summer.

March 5, 2021 (change March 5, 2021 | 10:19)


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