When Porsche invited us to drive the new GTS version of the Taycan electric sedan at Willow Springs Raceway, we were already saying “yes!” before it could finish asking. We love the way other Taycan variants seamlessly translate the Porsche driving experience to the world of electric cars, and were eager to try this promising new variant on one of our favorite tracks. In retrospect, we’re especially glad for the track time, as it’s perhaps the best way to experience this car’s split personality.
The Taycan GTS is positioned in both price and power between the 482-hp Taycan 4S and the 616-hp Taycan Turbo. Output is 509 horsepower (boosted to 590 in launch mode) and 626 lb-ft, split between two motors, one at each axle. As with other all-wheel-drive Taycans, the GTS has a two-speed transmission for the rear motor, while the front remains single-speed.
As with the GTS versions of other Porsche models, there are other performance tweaks, including bigger front brakes (with a carbon-ceramic package as an option), Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM, or Porsche-speak for adaptive damping), and height-adjustable air suspension as standard. Rear-axle steering and active anti-roll bars are options, but the racy blacked-out trim is part and parcel of the GTS package.
For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.