Adventure to the technicolour Lake MacDonnell in the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo

Australia’s multi-coloured Lake MacDonnell is a rare sensory adventure. Discover this road trip with the electric Taycan Cross Turismo.

Australia’s colossal landscape hosts an array of breath-taking natural wonders. Few inspire more awe than the iridescent waters of Lake MacDonnell, an aquatic spectacle and a hidden gem. This scarcely-believable body of water lies in the state of South Australia, at the eastern end of the Great Australian Bight.

Taycan 4S Cross Turismo, Lake Macdonnell, Australia, 2021, Porsche AG

It is a dream-like section of water that stuns tourists and delights photographers who make the effort to venture to the remote area, with intense and ever-changing shades of pink to one side of the causeway, and blue to the other.

A dream-like section of water

Lake MacDonnell lies in what was once a salt mine on Australia’s largest gypsum deposit.

The combination of the lake’s high salinity level with algae and bacteria that secrete carotenoid red pigments give the water its lipstick-pink hue, which is said to be at its brightest when the water level is at its lowest.

An elevated causeway splits the lake into two sections. This biscuit-coloured dirt strip, known as Point Sinclair Road, separates the northern-side’s rich blue-green waters from the famous magenta colours next door. Its splitting effect is powerful. It produces a contrast between the two water colours that sharpens the lake’s visual impact.

The effect is boosted by the white salt crusts that line the causeway’s bottom edges. From high above, it’s as if you’re looking down at a slice of birthday cake. Instagram struggles to convey Lake MacDonnell’s optical effects, despite the many photos captured and shared by visitors. You need to see it to believe it.

In some ways it resembles the Taycan Cross Turismo. Studying its performance figures and reading its reviews relay only so much – the real impact comes when you drive it. It’s a fitting parallel. The Neptune Blue Taycan 4S Cross Turismo’s adventure credentials make it ideal for experiencing Lake MacDonnell’s memory-etching beauty.

Its higher ground clearance and available Off-Road Design package more than meet the challenge of Australia’s harsh rural roads, and up to 1,200 litres of luggage space maximise its touring abilities.    

Most of all, it’s the Taycan Cross Turismo’s silent electric drive system that makes it the ideal match for the lake’s serene surroundings. Two captivating figures: both of them quiet, powerful, and visually stunning.

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Photographer: Daniel Kalisz

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Modèles Taycan Cross Turismo

WLTP*
  • 0 g/km
  • 24,8 – 21,3 kWh/100 km
  • 415 – 488 km

Modèles Taycan Cross Turismo

Consommation de combustible / Émissions
émissions de CO₂ en cycle mixte (WLTP) 0 g/km
consommation électrique en cycle mixte (WLTP) 24,8 – 21,3 kWh/100 km
Autonomie électrique combinée (WLTP) 415 – 488 km
Autonomie électrique en zone urbaine (WLTP) 517 – 613 km
Classe d'efficacité: C

Taycan

WLTP*
  • 0 g/km
  • 23,9 – 19,6 kWh/100 km
  • 371 – 503 km

Taycan

Consommation de combustible / Émissions
émissions de CO₂ en cycle mixte (WLTP) 0 g/km
consommation électrique en cycle mixte (WLTP) 23,9 – 19,6 kWh/100 km
Autonomie électrique combinée (WLTP) 371 – 503 km
Autonomie électrique en zone urbaine (WLTP) 440 – 566 km
Classe d'efficacité: C

Taycan 4 Cross Turismo

WLTP*
  • 0 g/km
  • 24,8 – 21,4 kWh/100 km
  • 416 – 488 km

Taycan 4 Cross Turismo

Consommation de combustible / Émissions
émissions de CO₂ en cycle mixte (WLTP) 0 g/km
consommation électrique en cycle mixte (WLTP) 24,8 – 21,4 kWh/100 km
Autonomie électrique combinée (WLTP) 416 – 488 km
Autonomie électrique en zone urbaine (WLTP) 518 – 597 km
Classe d'efficacité: C

Taycan 4S Cross Turismo

WLTP*
  • 0 g/km
  • 24,8 – 21,4 kWh/100 km
  • 415 – 488 km

Taycan 4S Cross Turismo

Consommation de combustible / Émissions
émissions de CO₂ en cycle mixte (WLTP) 0 g/km
consommation électrique en cycle mixte (WLTP) 24,8 – 21,4 kWh/100 km
Autonomie électrique combinée (WLTP) 415 – 488 km
Autonomie électrique en zone urbaine (WLTP) 517 – 598 km
Classe d'efficacité: C

Taycan Sport Turismo

WLTP*
  • 0 g/km
  • 24,6 – 20,2 kWh/100 km
  • 358 – 490 km

Taycan Sport Turismo

Consommation de combustible / Émissions
émissions de CO₂ en cycle mixte (WLTP) 0 g/km
consommation électrique en cycle mixte (WLTP) 24,6 – 20,2 kWh/100 km
Autonomie électrique combinée (WLTP) 358 – 490 km
Autonomie électrique en zone urbaine (WLTP) 433 – 560 km
Classe d'efficacité: C

Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo

WLTP*
  • 0 g/km
  • 24,2 – 21,3 kWh/100 km
  • 423 – 483 km

Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo

Consommation de combustible / Émissions
émissions de CO₂ en cycle mixte (WLTP) 0 g/km
consommation électrique en cycle mixte (WLTP) 24,2 – 21,3 kWh/100 km
Autonomie électrique combinée (WLTP) 423 – 483 km
Autonomie électrique en zone urbaine (WLTP) 533 – 613 km
Classe d'efficacité: C

Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo (2023)

WLTP*
  • 0 g/km
  • 24,0 – 22,5 kWh/100 km
  • 428 – 458 km

Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo (2023)

Consommation de combustible / Émissions
émissions de CO₂ en cycle mixte (WLTP) 0 g/km
consommation électrique en cycle mixte (WLTP) 24,0 – 22,5 kWh/100 km
Autonomie électrique combinée (WLTP) 428 – 458 km
Autonomie électrique en zone urbaine (WLTP) 519 – 561 km
Classe d'efficacité: C

Taycan Turbo S Sport Turismo

WLTP*
  • 0 g/km
  • 24,0 – 22,6 kWh/100 km
  • 430 – 456 km

Taycan Turbo S Sport Turismo

Consommation de combustible / Émissions
émissions de CO₂ en cycle mixte (WLTP) 0 g/km
consommation électrique en cycle mixte (WLTP) 24,0 – 22,6 kWh/100 km
Autonomie électrique combinée (WLTP) 430 – 456 km
Autonomie électrique en zone urbaine (WLTP) 518 – 562 km
Classe d'efficacité: C