Porsche Taycan GTS revealed, new Sport Turismo body – up to 598 PS and 504 km range

Shaun · Nov 18, 2021 12:25 PM

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The Porsche Taycan GTS has made its global debut along with the introduction of a new body style, the Sport Turismo. The addition of the Taycan Sport Turismo means that the model family now includes three body variants – Taycan, Taycan Cross Turismo, and Taycan Sport Turismo.

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The new derivative is aimed at those who want a similar level of everyday practicality as offered by the Taycan Cross Turismo, but without the rugged off-road design elements. Headroom in the rear is more than 45 mm more than that in the “regular” Taycan while cargo capacity can be extended up to 1,212 litres.

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As is the norm for a GTS variant, it fits between the 4S and Turbo/Turbo S variants. The Porsche Taycan GTS has two electric motors; one for the front axle and one for the rear. This means that it is equipped with all-wheel drive as standard. The electric motors are the same units used in the Taycan Turbo models but are specifically adapted to the GTS.

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Being part of the latest Taycan generation, the GTS has a particularly efficient drive strategy. With a range of up to 504 km, based on WLTP figures, it is the first Taycan to exceed the 500-km mark from the Performance Battery Plus with a total capacity of 93.4 kWh.

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In Normal and Range driving modes, the front electric motor is almost completely disconnected and de-energised in the partial load range. When coasting and at a standstill, there is no drive torque on either axle. This electric freewheel reduces frictional drag losses. 

Other Taycan variants received these technical measures as part of the changes for the new model year. In practical terms, this extends the operating range.

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With launch control, the Taycan GTS has a power overboost of up to 598 PS / 850 Nm (517 PS without overboost) and the sprint from 0-100 km/h can be achieved in both variants within 3.7 seconds. The maximum speed of the two cars is 250 km/h.

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The Sport Chrono Package, along with the mandatory stopwatch, is fitted as standard. The mode switch for selecting the driving modes (Range, Normal, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual) is located on the GT multifunction sports steering wheel. The adaptive air suspension, including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), is specifically adapted to the GTS.

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Numerous Black or dark details are included on the exterior, such as the front apron, the bases of the exterior mirrors and the side window trims, as is typical of a GTS model derivative. The standard 20-inch Taycan Turbo S Aero Design wheels are painted in Satin Black. Optionally, the new RS Spyder Design comes with 21-inch wheels, also in Satin Black.

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Inside, the Numerous Black theme continues, with brushed aluminium interior package with its black anodised finish.

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The standard front adaptive Sports Seats Plus combine sporty lateral support with long-distance comfort. They offer 18-way electric adjustment as well as a memory function.

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The GTS interior package is available as an option. With it, the steering wheel trim, the side decorative elements on the centre console and the decorative surfaces on the doors are finished in Matt Carbon. Either Carmine Red or Crayon can be chosen for numerous contrasting seams on the dashboard, the door trim, the rim of the steering wheel and the seats.

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Shaun

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The quest for automotive knowledge began as soon as the earliest memories. Various sources information, even questionable ones, have been explored including video games, television, magazines, or even internet forums. Still stuck in that rabbit hole.

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