This isn't your standard roof carrier
While some car manufacturers barely consider practicality and cargo space when building their cars (we're looking at you McLaren and Koenigsegg) others are forced to make allowances. Porsche is one of those sports car brands that straddles the line between performance and usability: cars such as the Porsche Cayenne are comfortable daily drivers that can carry a lot of stuff, but on the other hand, something like a Porsche 911 GT3 is utterly useless, despite anything Jay Leno says. Porsche understands that even sportscar drivers need a bit of extra cargo space, and have come up with an idea: introducing the Performance roof box from Porsche Tequipment.
This roof-mounted carrier box has been tested on the new Taycan Cross Turismo at speeds of up to 124 mph and is expected to go on sale from mid-May 2021. Porsche went for the "form follows function" design concept when creating the new rooftop carrier, and thoroughly tested the new product: "The test program for the roof box was very demanding. On its way to series maturity, it was driven on test tracks for several thousand kilometers as part of overall vehicle testing" explains Jochen Schmid, Director Tequipment at Porsche. The sleek new cargo extension is available in a wide number of colors, including popular choices such as Dolomite Silver Metallic, Carrara White Metallic, and Volcano Grey Metallic.
The new roof box uses a universal quick-fastening system for ease of use and opens up on both sides. The roof box measures 212.0 × 92.0 × 44.5 cm (83.5 x 36.2 x 17.5 inches) and offers 14 cubic feet of trunk space while holding up to 75 kilograms (165 pounds). There are three securing straps, a protective cover, and two pairs of gloves included in the package. The roof box will go on sale at 1,150 Euros ($1,380), and options such as colored side blades will cost you 350 Euros ($420)