Porsche Taycan GTS debuts alongside new Sport Turismo body
The proliferation of Porsche’s Taycan continues this week in LA with the reveal of both a new body style and GTS variants. These additions bring the body-count up to three for the Taycan, slotting in between the standard saloon and Cross Turismo models, while the GTS joins the saloon and Sport Turismo ranges alongside the existing range.
The Sport Turismo shares an identical body-in-white with the Cross, but does away with the arch cladding and 15mm ride height increase. Instead, the sleek estate body identically matches the saloon’s setup and geometry, and does without the additional rough-road driver modes.
Of more interest is the Taycan’s new GTS model, often a sweet spot in Porsche’s other models that combine the dynamically-focused options of high-spec Turbo or GT models with the lower outputs and price points of lesser models.
In the Taycan’s case, the GTS is based on the 4S specification with the larger 92.3kWh Performance Plus battery and Sport Chrono packs, but produces an additional 26bhp on overboost with to create a peak power of 589bhp. This power is derived from two motors – one on each axle – giving the GTS a 0-100kmph time of 3.7sec and a top speed of 250kmph.
The Porsche Taycan GTS’s chassis hardware is also based on the 4S, featuring standard air-suspension with PASM adaptive dampers, but the precise setup across the different driver modes is bespoke. Other chassis hardware like rear-wheel steering, Porsche’s PDCC Sport active anti-roll system and a torque-vectoring rear differential are optional, but the Porsche Sport Sound motor noise is standard (which it ought to be on all models, really).
Visually, the GTS model features a selection of dark-finish or black elements around the head and tail lights, window surrounds, front and rear bumpers and exterior door mirrors. There’s also a new wheel design with slim spokes and a pleasing lack of ‘aero’ paneling that are common on the standard Taycan's wheel options. Inside there’s a usual theme of Porsche’s Race-Tex microsuede material on the doors, seats and steering wheel combined with brushed aluminium accents on the door cards and centre tunnel.
Porsche recently brought in the entire Taycan lineup to India, along with the Macan facelift. The base Taycan, priced at Rs 1.5 crore, is more affordable than the Audi e-tron GT, both of which are built on the same J1 platform and share a lot of components. The GTS sits between the Taycan 4S and the Taycan Turbo internationally, which means it should sit in the price range of Rs 1.8 crore to Rs 2 crore when Porsche decides to bring the Taycan GTS to India.