Porsche is known for its sports cars. But with the introduction of the Cayenne, Macan and Taycan Cross Turismo, the German marque wants to prove it has an adventurous side.
More so when it introduced a roof tent that owners can purchase through Porsche Tequipment, the company’s division for genuine accessories and upgrades. The roof tent takes the form of a large rigid box when not deployed and can be installed on the roof of Porsche vehicles.
In this case, the car manufacturer presents the new roof tent and its savage side in a California glamping experience with the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo.
Glamping, which is a portmanteau of the words “glamorous” and “camping”, is the best word to describe this activity. Beyond the luxurious cabin offered by the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, the 210 x 130 centimeter (6.9 x 4.3 ft) roof tent incorporates a high-density polyfoam mattress. The tent can accommodate two adults and can be used in all seasons.
The Taycan Cross Turismo glamping activity has traversed the most rugged dirt roads in Southern California. Overnight camping took place in the wilder western parts of Saddlerock Ranch – a sprawling property that has served as the setting for countless music videos, commercials, films and TV shows.
The Porsche glamping business also saw social media personality Brock Keen camping with the Taycan Cross Turismos. Known on Instagram as @996roadtripKeen is known for his adventures and road trips with his 996 generation Porsche 911 equipped with a roof tent.
“I did a 3,000 mile loop and landed in Malibu in the mountains, camping with Taycans with tents on the roof. I never imagined it could have come to this,” commented Keen.
The Porsche Tequipment roof tent sells for €4,980 or around $5,000 at the current exchange rate. The manufacturer indicates that the tent cannot be installed on GT, Cabriolet and Targa models.