Top Gear’s Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Review

TG takes the 751bhp electric family estate onto a rally stage

The new Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is an off-road version of the famous Porsche Taycan, about 20mm more ground clearance and fender flares to protect the paint, because this all-electric supercar feels just as home on the gravel as she does on the German Autobahn, this is a cruiser that can take the entire family, and their luggage, on a fast-paced trip.

The base model comes with 375hp, but the 4S version already delivers 490hp with a 0-60 time of 4.1-seconds and a top speed of 149mph (240km/h), and things get even better with the Turbo edition, 625hp (680hp activated with launch control), and a 0-60 time of 3.3-seconds, and a top speed of 155mph (250km/h). But the one Top Gear takes for a drive in their video review here is the top-of-the-line Turbo S model, 750hp (560kW) when launch control is activated and maintains a zero to 60 time of 2.9-seconds with a top speed of 155mph (250km/h).

Not so long ago we published the article on the ‘shakedown‘ Porsche did themselves on their new Taycan Cross Turismo by handing over the keys to one of their pre-production prototypes to selected journalists from various countries, the car would be taken to an intercontinental test drive over five countries during which the car would go into five different climate zones … the ultimate real-world test run … so I guess Porsche wasn’t too worried about Top Gear taking their Porsche onto a rally stage.