The Porsche Taycan, the German automaker’s electric sports car has had a lot success. The company wants to continue the winning formula by adding more variety to the Taycan lineup. At the LA Auto Show, the company unveiled two new Taycans, the GTS sedan and the GTS Sport Turismo bringing the total variants to 10.
for their sportier look and dark design elements. They also feature custom calibration and tuning for stiffer and faster reacting performance. This is the case with both Taycan GTS models unveiled. The GTS moniker is seen all over the cars, from the rear and side skirts to the head rests.
The Sport Turismo is more interesting, it is a station-wagon version of the Taycan sedan. It offers more head room for rear seat passengers, 45mm (around 1.7 inches) greater than the sedan. Porsche had unveiled the Taycan Cross Turismo (shown in green paint job below) earlier, an all electric SUV with some off-road capabilities, the new Sport Turismo looks similar but has much shorter ride height to match the sedan and to lower center of gravity for sportier on-road performance.
Both the Taycan sedan and the Sport Turismo are powered by similar setups: two motors, one at the front and one at the rear enabling all wheel drive, a two-speed rear transmission and can accelerate from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds. Yes, Porsche came up with a transmission for its electric vehicles.
Batteries in both models are 93.4 kWh and can charge at speeds of up to 270 kilowatt. This translates to the vehicle charging from 5% to 80% in 22.5 minutes. Details about how long the vehicle can drive per full charge have not been revealed yet, however, since these Taycan GTS models sit between the cheaper Taycan 4S and the more premium Turbo version even in battery capacity, it’s likely it’s range will fall between the 227 miles (365 km) of the 4S and the 212 miles (341 km) of the Turbo.
Speaking about the Taycan GTS siblings, it’s power output is right in the middle of both. The 4S packs 462 horsepower and the Turbo above it comes with 670 hp, the GTS squeezes in the middle with 590 hp and launch control feature.
Inside both GTS cars, you will find the familiar modern multi-screen dashboard of other Taycan variants. Porsche, however, introduced a new panoramic roof in the GTS that the driver or passenger can adjust how much light comes through. In the car, you can choose four presets, clear, matte, or partially opaque at either 40% or 60%. When you switch off the GTS, the roof automatically turns to matte, no one can peek in. When you return and switch on the vehicle, it remembers your previous settings and reverts to it, how neat!
The Taycan GTS sedan, starts at $131,400, and the Taycan GTS Sport Turismo comes in at $133,300. Neither price includes $1,350 delivery, processing, and handling fee. Both models are currently available for order and deliveries will start by second quater of 2022.
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