How fast can we go in the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Turbo S? Find out with us.
We're in the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Turbo S. And that means this wagon has up to 750 horsepower with launch control, and we're at a drag strip.
So we're gonna see just how quickly we can accelerate from 0-60 mph, and also see how fast it is in the quarter-mile. So let's get going. (upbeat rock guitar music) So the first pass is just gonna be a kinda "Hey, let's get to know each other" type thing. Not gonna use launch control. And then I'm gonna come back and we'll use launch control and see what we can do. We are at 91% state of charge and the battery temperature is at 90 degrees. (powertrain sound as speed is increasing) Well, that felt really good. All right. So coming back to the line, we are going to attempt launch control. So, let me get out the instructions. All right, launch control is battery temperature over 80 degrees for optimum conditions, but it'll work down to 60. Battery temperature is at 90. State of charge over 80%. Good, we're at 90. Launch control will work down to 40%. Place the car in Sport Plus mode. We're already there. Left foot hard on the brake to the floor, right foot hard on the accelerator to the floor, confirm launch control and release break. All right, let's do it. Whoa. (powertrain noise as speed increases rapidly) 10.50? 10.50. Whoa, that knocked a half second off with launch control. I mean, it kinda makes sense. You're going from 600-and-teen-something horsepower to 750. That's quite the jump and it's, well, one of the most effortless 10-second runs I've ever ran, and at the top end of the track, it's just so smooth. It's really something else. So we'll give it one more run, but that is wild. (powertrain noise as speed increases) (laughs) Oh man. All right, so launch control: 10.50 at 131 mph. Now we're gonna check that 0-60 mph time and see how close we came to 2.7. All right, and our best 0-60 was a 2.9. So I did feel a little wheel spin using launch control, but still, 2.9 0-60 quarter-mile in 10.5. And it's a very different experience going that fast in the Taycan versus something like a Hellcat, where we've ran 10.80s before on street tires. It's just totally effortless, and at the top end of the track is just so smooth. So this car has a two-speed transmission, and you can feel that shift around 40-50 mph or so, but after that, it is just pull, pull, pull and it's so smooth, ridiculously smooth. So, quite an experience. That experience, though, will cost $218,000, which is how much our car costs. Woo. Man, that was fast. That was so fast. 10.5. Woo.