This is how Porsche checks the limits of the Taycan Cross Turismo
The electric model has headed to Finland and the United Arab Emirates to catch up. Porsche is preparing to start deliveries of its second electric vehicle, namely the Taycan Cross Turismo. Many will think that the German firm has not needed exhaustive development tests since we are practically facing a new body style that has been applied to the standard Taycan, but it is not like that. We say this because the Cross Turismo is designed to be used in much harsher conditions and that involves a series of tests in extreme locations.
An action-packed video
So Porsche decided to build two identical tracks at two opposite locations and send the Cross Turismo to see how it performed. Fortunately for us, the company recorded everything and created a very eye-catching video - titled Drive2Extremes - in which you can see the exceptional work done with drones by Johnny Schaer, better known as Johnny FPV, who is recognized as one of the best pilots from the world of these flying artifacts. In total, it took 408 hours of editing and another 86 hours of drone footage to create the document you see above.
For the action, Porsche decided to use a Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo, that is, a version that thanks to its two electric motors and a 93.4 kWh battery, boasts up to 680 horsepower and 850 Nm of maximum torque. All that energy is channeled by a two-speed automatic transmission that sends it to all four wheels so that this vehicle is capable of reaching 100 km / h in 3.3 seconds and its maximum speed is 250 km / h. Regarding autonomy, the German firm declares up to 452 kilometers on a single charge.
In the video we can see the electric model in two different places, differentiated mainly by the temperatures they are capable of offering, of -30 and 30 degrees Celsius. One of them is in Levi, Finland, where a frozen side within the Arctic Circle has witnessed how Cross Turismo is able to cope with these harsh conditions. The other is located in Liwa, United Arab Emirates, a scenario that has served to measure how changes in temperature feel to the battery and the propulsion system of the Porsche.
In total, the Taycan Cross Turismo had to complete more than 1,200 laps on both circuits to collect all the necessary footage, accumulating more than 1,500 kilometers in severe conditions. In these scenarios, the brand was able to test its elevated suspension and the specific driving modes of this version.