EV … power … wagon … What more could you ask for?
Is there an autobahn in the U.S.? Because this car needs to be the first one on it and quickly.
The Porsche Taycan is no Panamera, this is an electric vehicle, with totally different useability, options, of course all EV, and not your family cruiser. In fact, Porsche 911 owners, the time has come, trade in that 911 and get a Taycan on order. You heard it here first!
Designed for the top speeds and race car mentalities, the Taycan is all about engineering. More fun during the day but with 24 hour at LeMans thought processes, the Taycan certainly is a race car for executives.
The power in our Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo is a 616 horsepower standard output and 750 horsepower with launch control, letting our tester for from zero to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds! An 800V battery and two-speed rear axles lead the way in the Porsche design and technology department, while offering other drive modes as well.
On our “Chalk” tester, we utilized Gravel mode as well, which elevates the four-door wagon 1.2 inches higher than a basic Taycan and includes traction management and Porsche stability management. This all-wheel drive machine is no basic Porsche, nor is it designed on similar platforms, Taycan is Taycan and boy is it unthinkable. A 6-foot passenger can easily fit in the back. as the Cross Turismo gained 1.7 inches in headroom in the rear over a standard Taycan. Cargo space was also boisterous, with 42.8 cubic feet ,which really is significant for a $200,000 automobile.
An all-glass roof comes standard on our Cross Turismo Turbo S, while the interior was typical Porsche-like with some EV flare. Optionally, a Porsche proprietary bike rack is available for riders and adapts similar to that of a trailer hitch, but with access to the trunk at the same time; way cool!
When Porsche calls and has interest in Grasso’s Garage, it’s normally for good reason. With Taycan showing up this week, it’s for a great reason. The Taycan is aesthetically amazing, gets 220-plus miles on a single charge, has enough power to blow you and the competition away, it’s a wagon and it’s a Porsche. These items instantly create a winning combination leading to Porsche being a brand other manufacturers will chase for a while.
Hey Dave, it’s time to turn that 911 in and order a Taycan, I promise you won’t be disappointed!
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As tested: $208,650
MPGe: 74 city / 73 highway / 73.2 as tested