With the Taycan already available in base, 4S, Turbo, and Turbo S variants, filling out the middle of the range with a GTS model was the next logical step. Therefore, 2022 Taycan GTS and 2022 Taycan Sport Turismo GTS trims will give Porsche’s all-electric super sedan and crossover EV more performance and some sportier styling elements, along with the usual GTS accoutrements inside.
Bridging the gap between the Taycan 4S and Turbo, at $150,100 (plus destination) for the four-door Taycan GTS coupe and $152,700 for the more utile Taycan Sport Turismo GTS crossover, new GTS trim includes a 590-horsepower version of the dedicated all- electric performance car’s E-Performance power unit, also good for up to 627 lb-ft of instant torque when using Launch Control, all thanks to the Porsche’s larger 93.4-kWh battery, which also allows for more than 500 km of range if driven more modestly.
All that power makes for brilliantly quick acceleration
Acceleration in mind (as it should be with any Porsche), that’s 121 more horsepower and 258 additional lb-ft of torque over the base Taycan Sport Turismo, plus 68 more horsepower and 155 lb-ft more torque than the base Taycan 4S trim (the most affordable regular Taycan in Canada), as well as 28 and 148 more respective horsepower and lb-ft than the Taycan Sport Turismo 4S.
The power increase results in much quicker acceleration times, with Porsche claiming 3.7 seconds from standstill to 100 km/h for the Taycan GTS, and 3.8 with the Sport Turismo GTS, plus a limited 250 km/h top track speed for both.
Handling and braking performance is upgraded over lesser Taycan variants
Following GTS tradition, this new Taycan trim gains an ultra-sporty version of the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system, plus along with that an even more performance-oriented rear-wheel steering upgrade. When combined with standard Satin Black-painted 20-inch Taycan Turbo S Aero Design alloy wheels, shod in staggered 255/40R20 front and 295/35R20 rear Pirelli P Zero performance summer tires, the new Taycan GTS is a G-force to be reckoned with around fast-paced corners. Porsche claims the new GTS handles nearly as well as the much pricier Taycan Turbo, which therefore makes it a serious value proposition considering the just-noted model’s $24,900 surcharge.
Likewise, stopping performance benefits from six-piston calipers up front and four-piston units at the rear, plus internally vented rotors measuring 360 and 358 mm respectively, exactly like those on the Taycan 4S.
Exterior styling and interior materials upgrades make the GTS stand out
The blackened wheels surrounding those upgraded brakes are important enhancements that complete the GTS’ visual upgrades, which also feature rich chromed black exterior trim, dark-tinted headlamps and taillights, plus matte-black “GTS” badging along the sides and rear, not to mention a unique look to the front fascia, SportDesign side skirts, and a special rear diffuser that boasts yet more high-gloss black trim.
Inside, the Taycan GTS receives special charcoal grey Race-Tex microsuede surfaces for key touchpoints, enhanced by red contrast stitching, while brushed black aluminum trim adds to the performance-oriented theme. A set of 18-way power-adjustable front sport seats with the GTS nomenclature embroidered into the headrests clearly designates the new model upon entry, while Porsche has also updated the car’s Electric Sport Sound system for a richer tonal experience.
To make sure you’re on the short list for a new 2022 Porsche Taycan GTS or Taycan Cross Turismo GTS, contact Porsche Centre Vancouver at (604) 736-7911, or visit us personally in our showroom at 688 Terminal Ave, Vancouver.
Story credits: Trevor Hofmann
Date: November 2021
Photo credits: Porsche