REVEALED: the new Porsche Taycan GTS

The latest model to wear the legendary road/race moniker is fully electric

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The letters GTS have held a special significance since 1963 when they first appeared on Butzi Porsche’s fabulous 904. As of today, there is a GTS derivative in every model series, with the 2021 LA Auto Show marking the moment when Porsche introduces the GTS version of the all-electric Taycan.

The new GTS arrives as the sporting all-rounder of the Taycan range. It has an impressive 440 kW (598 PS; Taycan GTS models: Electricity consumption combined: 24.1 - 20.3 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 0 g/km; range combined: 424 - 504 km, range city: 524 - 625 km (WLTP); electricity consumption combined: 26.0 - 25.9 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 0 g/km (NEDC) I https://porsche.click/DAT-Leitfaden I Status: 11/2021) of overboost power when using Launch Control, sprinting from zero to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 250 km/h. And with range of up to 504km, it is the first Taycan to break the 500km mark.

Externally, multiple design elements follow the GTS tradition, with Black or dark details on the front apron, exterior mirrors and side window trims. Inside, Race-Tex trim and a brushed aluminium interior package with Black anodised finish perfectly blend the Taycan’s twin themes of performance and luxury.

Underneath, meanwhile, adaptive air suspension, including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), has been specifically adapted to the GTS to further enhance lateral dynamics. The set-up of the optional rear-axle steering is also even sportier, while a richer pattern from the Porsche Electric Sport Sound underscores the car’s distinctive character.

The GTS is also being used in LA to introduce a third Taycan body style: the Sport Turismo. The newcomer shares its silhouette and rearward-sloping roofline with the Taycan Cross Turismo and is aimed at customers who want a similar level of everyday practicality without missing out on the on-road performance of the Taycan sports saloon. The headroom in the rear of the Sport Turismo is more than 45mm greater than the standard Taycan, while its load capacity exceeds 1,200 litres.

A panoramic roof with Sunshine Control is also now available as an optional extra for the Taycan GTS. An electrically switchable liquid crystal film can change the roof from clear to matt, protecting occupants from glare without darkening the interior. The roof is divided into nine segments that can be switched individually – a world first in the automotive sector.

"The Taycan model range has grown steadily since its world premiere in 2019,” says Kevin Giek, Vice President Model Line Taycan. “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.”

Both model variants will arrive with dealers in the spring of 2022. Further engine options for the Sport Turismo will follow.

Taycan GTS models: Electricity consumption combined: 24.1 - 20.3 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 0 g/km; range combined: 424 - 504 km, range city: 524 - 625 km (WLTP); electricity consumption combined: 26.0 - 25.9 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 0 g/km (NEDC) I porsche.click/DAT-Leitfaden I Status: 11/2021

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