The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is squeezed on dirt, mud and snow within days of its presentation

After unveiling some first clues, the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, the crossover variant of the first electric of the Stuttgart firm, it finally has a specific presentation date: it will be next March 4.

But in order to liven up the wait, Porsche has revealed new images of the expected more familiar version by means of which it ratifies its aptitudes off-road rolling on dirt, mud and snow. And it is not necessary to forget that the Cross Tourism will have a specific way to drive in these conditions.

The snapshots are taken during the last phase of testing of the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, which has rolled off-road in areas of southern France and in the Pyrenees, as well as on the off-road track called Safari on the grounds of the Weissach Development Center (Germany).

Of course, it has also passed the relevant tests in the demanding circuit of Nürburgring Nordschleife and in Hockenheim.

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In total, the Cross Turismo prototype has travel 998,361 kilometers test, which means it could have been around the world almost 25 times, measuring at the equator, according to Porsche calculations.

All this apart from laboratory and test bench examinations, which include the development and validation of the aerodynamic design. For this, the Taycan Cross Turismo underwent 325 hours of wind tunnel That is in addition to the 1,500 hours it spent there during its development process.

What to expect from the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo?

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Under the hood, the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is expected to offer the same range of powertrains as the all-wheel-drive Taycan saloon. This translates to outputs ranging from the 522 hp (390 kW) of the Taycan 4S to 750 CV (560 kW) del Taycan Turbo S.

Some features that, although they promise to provide great sensations behind the wheel on the road, off it does not pretend to be less. A task in which the chassis with four-wheel drive and the air suspension is adjustable in height will be key.

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Tests 4

“The biggest challenge was combining the sportsmanship requirements with their off-road capabilities“says Range Vice President Stefan Weckbach.” The Cross Turismo is not an extreme off-road vehicle, but is designed for rough and dirt roads. It’s a kind of Swiss Army knife on 21-inch wheels, “he anticipates.

In terms of habitability, Porsche promises a more space for rear passengers, the result of a long straight roof line, and a large boot capacity. It is thus expected to exceed the 407 liters of storage capacity offered by the Porsche Taycan and Taycan 4S.

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On the other hand, the driver will enjoy a higher ground clearance and therefore a higher driving position, as anticipated by the Mission E Cross Turismo Concept presented in 2018 and from which it derives.

To know all the details of the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, however, we will have to wait another week, until March 4, 2021.

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