Coinciding with the arrival of the first models, Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE celebrate the new all-electric Taycan Cross Turismo with a video that showcases the model being pushed to its limits in two remote locations with opposing climatic extremes. It is the first time an automotive brand released a campaign video captured entirely by a first-person view (FPV) drone.
Two identical race tracks, one in the sandy desert in Liwa (UAE) and the other on a snow-blanketed frozen lake north of the Arctic circle in Levi (Finland), play host to the project titled Drive2Extreme. Drone innovator Johnny Schaer, and director Nicholas Schrunk, teamed up with the professional racing driver and Porsche driving instructor, Jukka Honkavuori.
Commenting on the project, Chief Executive Officer at Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE, Dr Manfred Braeunl, said, “Innovative, exciting, and bursting with Porsche DNA, this model proclaims ‘adventure’ and an ‘active lifestyle’. With this leading-edge production, we want to highlight the versatility and durability of the all-new Taycan Cross Turismo for a creative, ambitious, and individual lifestyle.”
Markus Peter, Marketing Director at Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE, added: By partnering up with innovative content creators, we authentically showcase the car in new perspectives and create curiosity, enhancing the awareness for our electrical products.”
The Taycan Cross Turismo derivatives are now available, all featuring the Performance Battery Plus as standard, offering up to 456 km of range from the 93.4 kWh battery.
The Taycan 4 Cross Turismo generates over boost power of up to 350 kW (476 PS), accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 5.1 seconds and has a top speed of 220 km/h, with the Taycan 4S Cross Turismo further in front. The Turbo model is the most powerful of the three, delivering up to 500 kW (680 PS) and accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 3.3 seconds. Its top speed is 250 km/h. The new models feature all the assets of the Taycan sports saloon, including the 800-volt architecture, two-speed transmission on the rear axle, and high recuperative power of up to 275 kW.
Additionally, the new Cross Turismo range features more headroom for rear-seat passengers and a maximum luggage compartment capacity of over 1,200 litres loaded via the large tailgate. The new chassis, with standard all-wheel-drive and adaptive air suspension, is height-adjustable.
Design elements include special wheel arch trims, unique lower aprons at the front and rear, and side sills. The optional Off-Road design package increases ground clearance by up to 30 mm for more challenging off-road terrain. The standard “Gravel Mode” improves the suitability of the new model for driving on rough roads.