Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo, the test of Il Fatto.it – ​​Electric, fast and comfortable – PHOTO

There Taycan is an established reality in the range Porsche. With 41,000 units sold, in 2021 it accounted for more than 10% of the total sales (300,000 global units) of the German brand, which now produces 911 only to respect the tradition and demands of a number of fans. driving that is gradually decreasing.

After all, numbers are at hand, Porsche is currently the leading and leading manufacturer of all terrain. Returning to Taycanthis is the first Porsche 100% electric and has been on the market since the end of 2019. In these almost three years it has been somewhat successful, so much so that in Zuffenhausen they decided to expand the offer with variants bodywork and trim. The first was the Cross tourism, that is, a slightly raised shooting brake, good for tackling a dirt road without too many thoughts. The second is the object of our test, which has the same shapes as the Cross but the suspensions are the same as the sedan and therefore has become Sports tourism.

He differences the aesthetics are mostly in the part rear, which with the high design – about 3 cm and the total height is still less than one meter and forty – and elongated has more space for the head of passengers and luggage, as the rear compartment has passed from 407 to 446 liters. For the rest there are no particular differences, even in terms of range, as the Taycan Cross Turismo can be arranged in the “base” version, 4S, GTS, Turbo and Turbo S. powers of electric motors grow with the addition of letters, while theautonomy varies according to the combinations of drive train and battery.

We tried both 4S and GTS configurationswhich have 530 and 598 horsepower respectively, with a range approved by WLTP 498 and 490 miles. But before we talk about driving sensations, here’s a quick rundown of the characteristics most important techniques, remembering that we are talking about a car that exceeds the momentum with the largest battery 2.3 tons.

The Taycan was the first electric car to use a 800 Volts – twice as much as the competition – which allows you to have more intensity current, with the consequence of being able to exploit the performance longer and faster to load pile (up to 270 kW). The latter is located between the two axles, under the ground, while the electric motors are one at the front and one at the rear, except in the “entry level” which has only the rear and gives up all-wheel drive.

He four-wheel drive they are one of the ingredients in the recipe that makes the Taycan very quick and fun around the corners, despite its mass. The driving position and response of all orders is inevitably Porsche, while the silence and the absence of vibration is inherent in all good quality electric cars. The only noticeable sound is whisper generated by the rotor and stator, unless the artificial noise emitted by the stereo system is activated, a mixture of old-school engines and an alien spaceship that is also responsible for simulating the shotgun during braking.
If you really want to go fast it is better to activate it, to increase the sensation speed (and therefore control) of an otherwise very quiet car.

The other advice in the case of speed ambitions is to eat little, because every time you push the accelerator the stomach tries to get closer to the kidneys. And you don’t need the 761 hp of the Turbo S to clutter your internal organs, much less. Returning to acting, the speed the maximum varies from 230 to 260 km / hbut it is above all the recovery to impress. Every time you explore the entire path of the right pedal it’s as if a large rubber band is starting to push you towards infinity.

The special effects continue inside, where the panel is a triumph of display. It begins with the instrumentation that is curved and reproduces the five classic instruments of 911, continues with the classics of infotainment and air conditioning, and ends with the one dedicated to the passenger who plays the main control unit.

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