So you know you want a Porsche Taycan, but you can’t choose from the massive number of variants (11 and counting) in which this electric car is currently offered? MotorTrend is here to help. We’ve just driven the eleventh version, the Taycan GTS Sport Turismo, and we think it’s the one to have—if you can get over the Taycan’s inherent shortcomings.
Before we can tell you why, let’s talk about the two new elements in this Taycan’s name. First: GTS, three letters that should be familiar to most Porschephiles. The two-motor GTS is the new mid-level Taycan, with front and rear drive units (the latter working through a two-speed automatic transmission) delivering a total of 509 horsepower (boosted to 590 in launch mode) and 626 lb-ft to all four wheels. Power-wise, that puts the GTS right between the 482-hp Taycan 4S and the 616-hp Taycan Turbo. Also included are sportier body trimmings, blacked-out badging, an adaptive air suspension, larger front brake rotors than the 4S, and an enhanced version of the piped-in sound found in other Taycans. Rear-wheel steering is optional.
Second: Sport Turismo, which is a new body style for this EV, although it is effectively the same as the Taycan Cross Turismo pseudo SUV, just lowered to sedan height and without the fender cladding. If you want to think of the Sport Turismo as the Taycan wagon, we certainly won’t stop you. The GTS is also available in the Taycan’s sedan body style.
For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.