Verdict: The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Turbo S is not an uncompromising car, but it combines the attributes of a sports car, an electric car and an SUV in a way that feels natural and attractive.
Against the competition: Driving the Taycan Cross Turismo Turbo S feels more like a Porsche than an electric car, but that comes at a price — for your wallet as well as in range and efficiency.
There are few electric cars or Petrol-powered, it can do what the battery-powered Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Turbo S can do: combine acceleration, control, luxury, light off-road capability and efficiency And the Add versatility to the merchandise. It checks a lot of the boxes on a practical level, but the Taycan Cross Turismo Turbo S shifts the senses in a way that few electric vehicles do, combining the precise, direct responses of a Porsche with instant stomach-dropping acceleration. to the Electron’s 750 horsepower and 774 pound-feet of torque.
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All of that, however, does not mean that it is an uncompromising vehicle: it is 202 miles EPA-rated range Disappointing, though I note the encouraging efficiency and range expectation in fair weather, suggesting it might boast more real range than its rating would suggest. Then there’s the cargo area, which is more versatile than the Taycan sedan but still smaller than the cargo area of Porsche’s smallest SUV, the Macan. Plus, my $216,000 test price of the Taycan Cross Turismo Turbo S is legitimate supercar money — think a Porsche 911 Turbo S or a McLaren GT.
However, the Taycan Cross Turismo is available at reasonable prices, starting at just under $100,000 (including destination and excluding any incentives for electric vehicles). There are two versions of the utility-minded Taycan: the Cross Turismo and the Sport Turismo. The Sport Turismo is limited to the GTS model, which has a sporty look similar to the Taycan sedan, while the Taycan crossover, which has plastic wheel arches and other livery, is available, such as the Taycan 4 Cross Turismo, Taycan 4S Cross Turismo, Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo, and of course the best-looking Taycan dog Turbo S Cross Turismo reviewed here.
The car I drove was a 2021 Taycan Cross Turismo, but there are a few changes to the 2022 model, limited to the inclusion of Android Auto and updated thermal battery management for faster DC charging. For 2023, Porsche says the changes include an increased range and shorter charging time – but in an interesting twist, these updates could be added. For the older model of the Tekken Through a free software update installed at the dealer.
S Turbo Bit
The higher-performance Cross Turismo Turbo S oddly maintains the Taycan’s off-road fender accents and gravel lift mode, raising the suspension for more ground clearance. It’s a peculiar juxtaposition of a 750-horsepower car on tap from the electric powertrain — which consists of an 800-volt battery system (versus the more common 400-volt geometry) and powerful electric motors front and rear. Note, however, that the full 750 horsepower only comes with the car’s quick start control feature; In normal operation, the Turbo S rolls out with 616 horsepower. This is unfortunate because it means that the car’s best advertised specs – 0-60 mph in 2.7 seconds and 750 hp – come only when using a feature whose real-world application is very limited. However, we did the work to find out what the car’s acceleration looks like with and without launch control.
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