GTS stands for Gran Turismo Sport, and ever since the creation of the Porsche 904 Carrera GTS in 1963, these three letters have held special significance for Porsche fans; today, there is a derivative with this legendary letter combination in every Porsche model series.
Flash forward to this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show (running November 19-28), and the manufacturer is showcasing a new version of its electric sports car under the acronym GTS. With a range of up to 504 kilometres (based on WLTP figures), the new sports model is the first Taycan to break the 500km mark.
The Taycan GTS is the dynamic all-rounder of the model range. With up to 440 kW (598 PS) of overboost when using Launch Control, its power is impressive. The chassis and optional rear-axle steering have also been specifically adapted to the GTS, while the exterior and interior have a distinctive look.
The third body style of the first all-electric Porsche model series will also make its debut at the LA Auto Show: the Taycan GTS Sport Turismo. The newcomer shares its sporty silhouette and rearward-sloping roof line with the Taycan Cross Turismo. Another feature they have in common is the functional design of the luggage compartment, which offers more than 1,200 litres of load capacity under the tailgate.
The Taycan GTS and Taycan GTS Sport Turismo start from €131,834 and €132,786 (prices for Germany, including 19 per cent VAT and country-specific equipment). Both model variants will roll out to dealers in the spring of 2022. Further engine options for the Sport Turismo will follow.
“The Taycan model range has grown steadily since its world premiere in 2019,” says Kevin Giek, Vice President Model Line Taycan. “Three body variants with up to five engine options offer something for everyone.
“I am particularly pleased that we now also have a Taycan bearing the legendary GTS moniker. It is positioned above the Taycan 4S and below the Taycan Turbo derivatives, so it represents the sporty, sweet-spot of the range.”
A panoramic roof with Sunshine Control is available as a new optional extra for the Taycan GTS. An electrically switchable liquid-crystal film can change the roof from clear to matt. This protects the occupants from glare, without making the interior darker. The roof is divided into nine segments that can be switched individually – a world first in the automotive sector. At the same time, the panoramic roof with Sunshine Control also provides better protection against heat than an ordinary glass roof.
A.I. Motokinisi is the official importer and distributor of Porsche cars in Cyprus, with showrooms in Nicosia and Limassol.