Porsche is expanding the Taycan lineup with the Taycan GTS—available in both regular coupe and Sport Turismo (Cross Turismo) bodystyles, with prices in Germany (including 19% VAT) starting at €131,834 and €132,786, respectively. Dealer deliveries are expected to commence in the spring of 2022. The two BEVs will make their public debut at the LA Auto Show along with the Cayman GT4 RS models.
The visual differences are rather subtle, just like in every other Taycan out there; unless you’re a Taycan nerd, you probably won’t notice the differences between the Taycan GTS and any other variant of the Taycan. At the rear, the model badging and the Porsche wordmark underneath the light strip are in black. The optional carbon SportDesign package gets you carbon inlays for the lower valance and side skirts, as well as a GTS-specific rear diffuser in black with carbon side fins. The 21-inch RS Spyder wheels shown in the photos here are an optional extra.
Porsche is also happy to sell you a Sunshine Control panoramic roof with a switchable liquid crystal film that can change the roof from clear to matt, offering the occupants a glare-free brightness.
The leather and black Race-Tex clad interior features GTS branding on the headrests and steering wheel. Standard features include 18-way electric sports front seats, heating function for the front seats, dual-zone climate control, a 10-speaker audio system, two USB-C charging ports in the rear, and brushed aluminium inserts.
The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system has received specific tuning for the GTS to benefit the lateral dynamics, and the set-up of the optional rear-axle steering is also even sportier—according to Porsche.
Moving on to the juicy bits of the story then, the Taycan GTS is a rear-wheel-drive model, which means there’s a single electric motor at the rear, offering 380 kW (517 metric hp) and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque. In Overboost mode with launch control, the max power jumps to 440 kW (598 metric hp). Porsche claims a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time of 3.7 seconds for both bodystyles, while the top speed is limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).
The 93.4 kWh battery pack (83.7 kWh usable) is claimed to offer a WLTP combined range of up to 504 km (313 mi).