Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo review: My electric dream car
The Porsche Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo is a strange amalgam of a practical station wagon, a mind-bogglingly fast sports car, an outrageously expensive luxury automobile, and a zero-emission electric vehicle.
By the usual measures of price, power, and speed, the Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo is completely over the top. But combine all these things and you have something truly remarkable.
Getting to drive the top-of-the-line, $209,000 model Porsche that Porsche lent me last month was terrific. It's also totally unattainable, adding to its allure.
Initially launched as Porsche's first electric car in 2019, the Taycan sedan is available in a variety of trim levels and variations since.
For the 2021 model year, the Cross Turismo, a $98,000, all-wheel-drive wagon, provides a bit more interior space and everyday usability.
The company offers four Cross Turismo trims: the base model, the more powerful 4S, the even faster Turbo, and the $190,000 Turbo S. In terms of performance and utility, the Turbo S is unsurpassed.
On New York's highways and back roads, the Taycan handled beautifully, staying perfectly flat and composed through bends unlike any other car I've driven.
Taycan's agility makes it feel more like a go-kart than an electric vehicle 2.5 tons in weight. You point the wagon an inch left or right, and it'll do so without hesitation.