Porsche has plenty in store at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show. Apart from the global debut of the highly-anticipated 718 Cayman GT4 RS, the German marque also introduced a new body style and variant for the electric Taycan. Meet the new Taycan GTS and the Taycan Sport Turismo.
Let's start with the Taycan Sport Turismo. It's a new body style that joins the Taycan range, joining the sedan and the Cross Turismo. But unlike the Taycan Cross Turismo, which is somewhat a Taycan crossover, the Sport Turismo is a proper wagon. It doesn't have the black cladding and the jacked-up ride height. As a result, it has a lower center of gravity for better on-road performance but retains the wagon shape. Not to mention it also looks so much better.
The introduction of the Sport Turismo also launched the new Taycan GTS variant. Like all other Porsche models, it slots between the entry-level (Taycan base and 4S) and the top-spec variant (Taycan Turbo and Turbo S). The result is a total output of 440 kW (598 PS), allowing the EV to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds with the help of launch control and reach a limited top speed of 250 km/h.
Like all other Taycan models, it uses a dual-motor, all-wheel drive setup and comes with a 93.4-kWh battery pack as standard. Porsche claims the new GTS will have a range of up to 504 km based on WLTP figures, making it the first Taycan to break the 500 km mark.
Aside from making it go faster and drive farther, Porsche engineers also fitted the Taycan GTS with adaptive air suspension from the Taycan Turbo albeit retuned and recalibrated for the new variant. Design-wise, the GTS looks very much the same as its siblings. The biggest telltale sign would be the GTS logos on the side skirts and the rear. Porsche also fitted exclusive 20-inch wheels with a Satin black finish.
Deliveries of both the new Taycan GTS (in both sedan and Sport Turismo form) will begin in 2022. In terms of pricing, it also slots between the 4S and the Turbo, making it a very reasonable choice for buyers.