It's finally here!! After driving the Insane #Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo, and every other #Porsche Taycan variant, I could no longer resist the charms of Stuttgart’s hottest sports #EV.
It’s my first leap into the world of battery electric vehicles, and pretty nervous yet excited about the benefits (read: fuel and service cost savings). I’m also acutely aware it’s not going to work unless I can charge at home, hence installing the CTEK Chargemaster at home.
The Cross Turismo itself is a pretty practical EV. It had 47 mm more headroom than in the Taycan, a much wider and larger boot, and greater feeling of space in the rear: a real focus for Porsche’s team.
Unlike the standard Taycan 4S, the CT comes with the larger Performance battery as standard! It also has variable Ride heights - three-chamber air suspension provides a wide range of spring rates, and heights, ranging from High to very Low. And finally a unique Driving mode - Gravel mode, does what it says in the tin.
Having driven all the Taycan models, in our VS mode episode I concluded that the 4S was the perfect amount of power for the road, vs the slightly underpowered base Taycan, and the simply insane Turbo S. The Taycan 4S Cross Turismo has 490 BHP and overboost power for Launch Control 571 BHP: more than enough for the daily duties and occasional fun that this sport wagon will be used for.
I also discovered that you don’t need to go crazy on spec options on Taycan: with things like Porsche Torque vectoring, rear wheel steer etc being unnecessary for most builds. So I’ve also tried my best to provide a guide to ordering the “Goldilocks” Taycan, both outside and inside, and indeed all the complicated EV features.
Today also show you my second spec option that I didn’t go for, and every single detail on my new Taycan!
|Chaîne||Remove Before Race|
|Titre de l'épisode||My 1st EV!! Collecting the Taycan 4S Cross Turismo from Porsche!|
|Date added||12 novembre 2021|
|Original date||11 novembre 2021|