Would you ever consider taking an electric Porsche wagon on a Rocky Mountain off-road trail? If you have not, you will now! Our very own Tommy Mica shows us his off-road adventure with a new 2022 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo over Ophir Pass in Colorado. How does it do? Does it make it? Here is what happened.
Porsche set up this driving opportunity for two new Cross Turismo electric Porsches to cross a moderately difficult mountain pass. onX OffRoad Maps rates Ophir Pass, Alta Lakes at 4 out of 10 on the difficulty scale. (You can use code “TFL” to save 20% off an annual membership.)
There are two cars on this trip: a Cross Turismo 4 and a Cross Turismo 4S. Tommy is in the white Cross Turismo 4 you see here. The only modification done to the cars were aftermarket 19-inch wheels and a set of Falken Wildpeak AT tires. The tire sizes are 225/55R19 in the front and 235/55R19 in the rear. This Porsche is rolling on 29-inch tall all-terrain tires.
These cars have a height-adjustable air suspension with a maximum ground clearance of close to 8 inches. These are still high-performance street and highway machines, so the approach/breakover/departure angles are not great for serious off-roading. Nonetheless, Tommy and the rest of the crew successfully completed the entire Ophir Pass trip from Ouray, Colorado to Telluride, Colorado in one piece and on one charge.
Their total trip distance was about 82 miles (including paved highways and the off-road pass). In the end, Tommy’s car averaged about 2.0 miles per kWh for this slow overland journey.