Taking a Taycan to Romania presents us with a beautiful contrast. The sleek, modern grand tourer and a country happily twenty years behind most of the world seem incongruous, but its plush ride and silent cabin only help keen eyes and ears take in the quaint, relaxed, bucolic atmosphere of this largely undiscovered land. Like the way it toured Thailand, the Taycan Turbo S handles the long, flowing roads of Romania better than most.
The vast countryside, much of which remains undeveloped, is best seen through the windshield of a comforting, capable car like the Taycan Turbo S—as are the incredible mountain passes which make Mulholland Drive look like a parking lot. The Transfagarasan takes scenic route to another level with vast sweeping bends and intimidating climbs through the picturesque Fagarasan Mountains.
In addition to the odd collections of sights and sounds, the country produces characters. Chefs, car collecting tennis players-turned-bankers, journalists, and artists make up the varied collection of fascinating figures sharing their insights on this unique country: