The Porsche Taycan GTS and Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo are now available to purchase.
Announced at the LA Auto Show, Porsche’s new Taycan GTS and GTS Sport Turismo are the latest additions to their electric lineup.
The Taycan is the only all-electric model that Porsche currently offers, and the Turbo S variant is already one of the world’s fastest electric cars.
There is a noteworthy performance gap between the Taycan Turbo and the Taycan 4S models, however.
That’s where the new GTS variants come in.
“The Taycan model range has grown steadily since its world premiere in 2019. Three body variants with up to five engine options offer something for everyone. I am particularly pleased that we now also have a Taycan with the legendary GTS moniker. It is positioned above the Taycan 4S and below the Taycan Turbo derivatives, so it represents a real sweet spot in the range.”
Performance-wise, these two new additions bridge that gap between the 4S and Turbo.
Let’s talk about that a bit more.
Two new Taycans to talk about
Both of the new Porsche Taycan GTS models can reach 590 horsepower thanks to their two motors. This is more than the 522 horsepower of the base Taycan 4S and lower than the 670 horsepower of the Taycan Turbo.
This power allows the vehicles to reach 60 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds, and get to a top speed of 155 miles per hour.
Their battery systems have a gross battery capacity of 93.4 kWh and a net battery capacity of 83.7 kWh.
This battery capacity, along with all of the car’s systems, equates to an estimated range of 312 miles.
Via direct current, the Taycan GTS can charge at a maximum of 270 kW. Charging at this rate, the vehicle could reach an 80% charge in 22.5 minutes.
The Taycan GTS sports many signature features, including Adaptive Air Suspension and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus. They also have the same design language as the rest of the Taycan lineup.
However, they made a few tweaks to the suspension and performance equipment.
“All the standard and optional performance features have been massaged to make the car even more responsive and connected to the road than before. The standard braking system shares the same red six-piston front caliper and four-piston rear caliper as the 4S, but is equipped with larger 390 mm front rotors (vs 360 mm on the Taycan 4S). The rear rotor size is the same as the 4S, at 358 mm. Porsche Surface Coated Brakes, with tungsten carbide coating, and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes are also available. Even the Porsche Electric Sport Sound has been tuned to be deeper and louder for both bystanders and passengers alike.”
According to Porsche, the Taycan GTS and Taycan GTS Sport Turismo will arrive at dealerships in spring 2022.