Just a few days ago, Porsche unveiled the long-awaited GTS variant of the Taycan, its first electric model. Until now, the zero-emission saloon was the only member of the German manufacturer’s range that lacked this interesting version, which is situated as an intermediate step between the S and Turbo models.
The GTS has also brought a new body to the Taycan family, as the sedans and Cross Turismo have now been added the new Sport Turismo. This variant combines the suspension of the sedan with the familiar five-door body of the Cross Turismo, Apart from the plastic protections that make the latter the most “jacket” option in the range..
Despite the fact that at the moment the Sport Turismo variant can only be associated with the GTS engine / trim, Porsche has confirmed that later it will also be available with other mechanical sets. We can be sure that it can be chosen in 4S, Turbo and Turbo S versions; However, it is still unclear if its access version will be rear-wheel drive (Taycan) or all-wheel drive (Taycan 4).
Aesthetically, the Taycan GTS differs by using a body kit that accentuates the sportiness of its body; in addition, some details such as the window surrounds or the diffuser are painted in gloss black, and it includes as standard 20-inch Aero Design wheels from the Taycan Turbo. In the cabin we also find a specific Race-Tex pack.
Porsche Taycan GTS to launch in spring 2022
Also standard are the adaptive air suspension PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management), the Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus and the Sport Chrono Package. As an option, customers can also add the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport and the steering rear axle. Regarding the 4S, the GTS also adds larger front discs (390 millimeters instead of 360).
The Porsche Taycan GTS employs two electric motors (one on each axle, giving it all-wheel drive) capable of delivering a combined power of 598 hp (440 kW). This advanced powertrain enables it to complete 0-100 km / h in 3.7 seconds, reaching an electronically limited top speed of 250 km / h.
Its 93.4 kWh batteries give it a maximum range of 504 km WLTP (491 km WLTP in the case of the Sport Turismo), making it the model with the longest autonomy in the range. The charging system for its part remains unchanged: its electrical architecture allows it to access peak powers of 270 kW in direct current, going from 5 to 80% charge in 22.5 minutes. Its arrival at dealerships will take place in the spring of 2022, with its starting price of 135,264 euros (136,232 euros in the case of Sport Turismo).