Monster Vans are the entire reverse of contemporary EVs by way of measurement, sound, and effectivity, however Porsche thought it will be a good suggestion to mix them in a stadium present. In that spirit, a Porsche Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo joined a Monster Jam Truck in its pure inhabitant on the NRG Stadium in Texas.
In a one-minute video montage printed on YouTube by Porsche, we will see the 2 diametrically totally different automobiles doing donuts and energy sliding on the grime monitor, earlier than the monster truck jumps over the Taycan Cross Turismo for the ultimate stunt.
Linsey Learn, who has been driving for the Monster Jam collection for over a decade, sat behind the wheel of the bigfoot truck, making issues much less harmful for the EV driver. Talking of which, the Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo was pushed by Leh Eager, who competes with Porsche on the United SportsCar Championship.
Learn admitted that for probably the most half, she couldn’t see Eager’s Porsche from the high-mounted driving place of the truck: “He needed to weave round me, so I needed to belief he was staying effectively away. However from the reactions, I’d say he did amazingly effectively to remain near me”.
Eager described his expertise as racing in opposition to a constructing, including: “The dimensions of the Monster Jam truck is staggering – it seems prefer it’s hardly attempting, however I glanced down and we’re approaching three-figure speeds, inside a stadium, on grime. It’s so agile, given its measurement, however for apparent causes, I stored effectively clear!”
Porsche highlighted the similarities between the 2 automobiles that are restricted to the all-wheel-drive, the four-wheel-steering, and the same power-to-weight ratios. Variations are rather more evident. The Monster Truck contains a swappable fiberglass physique on a tubular metal chassis, an especially loud methanol-fueled V8 engine, 66-inch wheels, and dual-tube nitrogen-charged hydraulic dampers that may face up to a 60-foot leap.
As for the Cross Turismo, it’s the jacked-up model of the Taycan with plastic cladding throughout the bodywork, 20-inch wheels, adjustable air suspension, and twin electrical motors which on the performance-focused Turbo S trim produce as much as 750 hp (560 kW / 761 PS) and 1,050 Nm (774 lb-ft).