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Little information is out on the Taycan's driving dynamics aside from some tidbits that were dropped early-to-mid 2018, like this from a Porsche exec involved with its development process; "It's four-wheel drive, four-wheel steer - this is going to be the absolute game changer for the EV sector". The only real world coverage of it in action is in the following Nurburgring clip, the first few seconds to be exact. If anyone has more coverage of the Taycan on challenging turns, please share them here, if not we can always dissect the 911 which this system is derived from...

 

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This setup should allow for the Cross Turismo to actually be quite capable off road. Ground clearance will still come in to play for more rugged terrain, but we know electric powertrains are more than capable in the dirt. Expect a hit to your range however.
 

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Seen some really impressive videos of the new I Pace's off road prowess. Alike most premium 'all road' cars, I doubt that even 10% of owners will end up taking it off the pavement.
 

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The Cross Turismo is really just another All track/ All road lifted wagon. While I agree that it wont be used on trails, it could very well make weekend trips up to the cottage easier, especially during the winter.
 

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Sadly most people will like the Cross Turismo more for its character than anything else. I think its partially on Porsche to get owners interested in off-roading. Porsche Corporate or Porsche Dealer organized events can do that, similar to BMW's driver programs that its tech's and anyone with money can attend if they so desire.
 

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Sadly most people will like the Cross Turismo more for its character than anything else. I think its partially on Porsche to get owners interested in off-roading. Porsche Corporate or Porsche Dealer organized events can do that, similar to BMW's driver programs that its tech's and anyone with money can attend if they so desire.
I'm for a move that's more performance focused because the Panamera already covers more broader needs; those required by regular consumers, professionals needing a presentable vehicle and performance with the 4S and hybrid models. Elon's bold statement about the Roadster helps to raise the bar the potential for higher end electric cars:

"We've got the next-generation Roadster, which will be the fastest sports car on every dimension," Musk told Recode. "Fastest acceleration, fastest top speed, best handling. It's important to have an electric sports car that's faster than the fastest gasoline sports car. And it helps address that halo effect that gasoline sports cars have. So I think it's important to do that to show that, you know, electric is the best architecture."

that except came from here: http://www.thedrive.com/news/24725/elon-musk-says-tesla-roadster-will-be-fastest-sports-car-in-every-way
 

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Do we know how much more cargo room/cabin space that the Cross Turismo variant actually offers? If its not all that different then I agree most people are simply buying it due to styling preferences.
 

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I don't think there have been any official released dimensions, but the wagon like shape will surely increase its boot capacity and rear seating space. We will have to see if its slightly increased ride height really improves its harsh weather/off roading performance.
 
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