PORSCHE TAYCAN GTS


Porsche has presented a new version of its GTS electric sports car at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show.

GTS stands for Gran Turismo Sport. Since the Porsche 904 Carrera GTS of 1963, these three letters have held special significance for Porsche fans.

“The Taycan model range has grown steadily since its world premiere in 2019. Up to five variant options offer something for everyone,” said Kevin Giek, Vice President Model Line Taycan.

“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.”

The Taycan GTS is the sporty all-rounder of the model range. It has 440 kW of overboost power available when using Launch Control. The Taycan GTS accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds. The maximum speed is 250 km/h.

The adaptive air suspension, including Porsche Active Suspension Management is specifically adapted to the GTS, to the benefit of its lateral dynamics. The set-up of the optional rear-axle steering is now also even sportier.

The exterior and interior are distinctive. There are numerous Black or Dark details on the exterior, such as the front apron, the bases of the exterior mirrors and the side window trims, as is traditional on a GTS.

Numerous Black Race-Tex features in the interior underscore the elegant, dynamic ambience, as does the standard brushed aluminium interior package with black anodised finish.

The Taycan GTS starts from $237,000 and is expected to arrive in Australia in second quarter of 2022.

 

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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