Porsche is expanding its range of electric vehicles, adding a new 2022 Taycan GTS and a new Taycan Sport Turismo body style to the power line. Announced ahead of the 2021 LA Auto Show, the new cars maintain the 800-volt architecture and high-tech dashboard of the Taycan family, while adding fresh styling and features like a new electrochromic variable light control roof.
As we’ve seen with Porsche’s gasoline GTS models, the 2022 Taycan GTS promises a distinctly enthusiastic interpretation of the standard car. Of course, the big difference here is how the power is generated.
Both the 2022 Porsche Taycan GTS Sedan and the 2022 Taycan GTS Sport Turismo have all-wheel drive, and use a single speed permanent magnet front motor and a larger permanent magnet rear motor that has a two speed transmission. It leaves the cars with 590 horsepower, placing itself between the Taycan 4S with its 462 horsepower and the Taycan Turbo with its 670 horsepower.
0-60 mph comes in 3.5 seconds, says Porsche. Standard is the 93.4 kWh Performance Battery Plus, with charge rates of up to 270 kW, depending on the charger. Find one with enough power and you can take EVs from 5% to 80% in less than 23 minutes. The full range will be confirmed closer to the market debut of the GTS, than for the US It is expected to be in the second quarter of 2022.
However, as with the gasoline GTS models, there is more to the Taycan GTS series than just power. That means custom tuning of the brake system (six-piston red front calipers and four-piston rear calipers), for example, plus larger 390mm front rotors. Porsche Surface Coated brakes, with a tungsten carbide coating, and Porsche Ceramic Composite brakes, are options.
Adaptive air suspension with Smart Lift and Porsche Active Suspension Management is standard, again with custom tuning, along with Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus and the Sport Chrono package with GT multifunction steering wheel and mode dial. As for options, there is Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport, rear axle steering, and RS Spyder Design 21-inch wheels in satin black. The latter replaces the standard 20-inch Taycan Turbo S Aero Design wheels, which also have a satin black finish.
Either way, they match the GTS’s new exterior treatment. SportDesign front fascia is standard, as are matching SportDesign side skirts; Like the side window moldings, they are finished in high-gloss black, as is the inlay on the rear diffuser. The GTS badge is in matte black at the rear, while the Matrix PDLS Plus headlights are also tinted black. The bottoms of the mirror caps are body-colored, with the base in black.
Inside, there’s a Race-Tex interior package that is again exclusive to the GTS. 18-way power front seats feature memory and GTS logos; the rear seats also have GTS logos on the headrests. Brushed black aluminum features in the door sill guards and dash trim, with a black accent package, and Porsche uses more Race-Tex on the steering wheel and headlining.
An optional GTS interior package adds offset stitching, in either carmine or chalk red, to the dash, doors, armrests, steering wheel and seats, along with matching seat belts, “GTS” embroidery on the front headrests and rear, Sport Chrono instrument dial and the “Porsche” logo on the floor mats. It also leaves the trim on the steering wheel, the center console and the doors in matt carbon.
New for Taycan, a Sport Turismo body style
Added to the Porsche EV series is a third body style for the Taycan: the sedan and Cross Turismo join the new Sport Turismo. It has the same interior dimensions as the Taycan Cross Turismo, says Porsche, with a 15.7-cubic-foot trunk that can expand to 42.8 cubic feet with the rear seats lowered. It also retains the Taycan’s 2.9 cu. Ft. Front trunk.
However, it shares the ride height of the Taycan sedan, which means that the Taycan GTS Sport Turismo is lower, and therefore lower center of gravity, as a result. It also loses the wheel arch lining of the Cross Turismo, and the rear spoiler is also the same body color.
However, keeping the flex high is the mount for a Tequipment bike rack at the rear of the EV. Porsche will also offer roof rails as an option over the standard glass roof. As an upgrade, that roof can be had as a panoramic roof with variable light control, which is divided into nine segments of liquid crystal film. These can be adjusted between different layers of transparency.
There will be four presets: light, semi (40%), bold (60%) and matte, and the variable light control system will automatically change to matte when the EV turns off, and then it will return to its last setting when it started again . Meanwhile, with the PCM infotainment system, drivers will be able to individually control each of the nine segments.
2022 Porsche Taycan GTS price
The 2022 Taycan GTS sedan will start at $ 131,400 (plus $ 1,350 destination, but before any incentives), while the 2022 Taycan GTS Sport Turismo will start at $ 133,300 (again, before destination and EV credits). The panoramic roof with variable light control will be offered on both the sedan and the Sport Turismo.