- Taycan 4S Cross Turismo: Electric power consumption* combined (WLTP) 26.4 – 22.6 kWh/100 km, CO₂ emissions combined (WLTP) 0 g/km, electric range combined (WLTP) 388 – 452 km, electric range in town (WLTP) 462 - 532 km, Electric power consumption* combined (NEDC) 28.1 kWh/100 km, CO₂ emissions combined (NEDC) 0 g/km

Taycan a trip along the world's most colourful road

Taking a Cross Turismo to Australia’s multi-coloured Lake McDonnell

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Australia’s colossal landscape hosts an array of breath-taking natural wonders, but few are more awe-inspiring than the iridescent Lake MacDonnell. This scarcely-believable body of water lies in the state of South Australia, a hidden jewel at the eastern end of the Great Australian Bight.

It is a dream-like section of water that stuns and delights those tourists and photographers who make the effort to venture to this remote area. Lake MacDonnell rises over what was once a salt mine on Australia’s largest gypsum deposit, and the combination of the lake’s high salinity level and the algae and bacteria that secrete carotenoid red pigments give the water a lipstick-pink hue, said to be at its brightest when the water level is at its lowest.

An elevated causeway splits the lake into two sections, the biscuit-coloured dirt strip known as Point Sinclair Road separating the northern-side’s rich blue-green waters from the extraordinary and ever-changing magentas and pinks of the south. The contrast is exaggerated by white salt crusts that line the causeway’s bottom edges, and from high above, it’s almost as if you’re looking down at a slice of birthday cake. So vivid and unreal is Lake MacDonnell that Instagram struggles to truly convey its curious optical effects. You need to see it to believe it.

Some people say the same about the Taycan Cross Turismo. Reading the reviews or absorbing the headline performance figures relays only so much – the real impact comes when you drive it. Which is why this Neptune Blue Taycan 4S Cross Turismo, with its high ground clearance and whisper-quiet all-electric drivetrain, is the perfect way to discover the serene surroundings of Lake MacDonnell. Two earthly wonders, both offering otherworldly pleasure.

Taycan 4S Cross Turismo: Electric power consumption* combined (WLTP) 26.4 – 22.6 kWh/100 km, CO₂ emissions combined (WLTP) 0 g/km, electric range combined (WLTP) 388 – 452 km, electric range in town (WLTP) 462 - 532 km, Electric power consumption* combined (NEDC) 28.1 kWh/100 km, CO₂ emissions combined (NEDC) 0 g/km

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Comments (7)

  • Thanks for sharing! On my bucket list as of now!

      4 days ago
  • Oh man I would love to go on a roadtrip like this especially in a Taycan Crossturismo

      2 days ago
  • Beautiful. Too bad that country is turning into the next north Korea.

      2 days ago
  • Beautiful place

      3 days ago
  • What an odd place.

      4 days ago
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