Porsche Announces 2022 Taycan GTS Sedan and Sport Turismo Models at LA Auto Show

Porsche Taycan GTS
The wheels on the Porsche Taycan GTS feature a satin black finish. Porsche AG

Porsche unveiled its GTS variants for the Porsche Taycan sedan and Sport Turismo models at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The Taycan, Porsche's first electric car, was first released in 2019. In the last three quarters, the car has outsold the 911.

A GTS trim level traditionally stands as the spot in the lineup that's tuned for high-level performance without sacrificing comfort.

Taking many of its cues from the top level of the Taycan trim line, the GTS variant displays some visual differences.

The GTS is outfitted with a SportDesign front fascia, SportDesign side skirts and side window trim in high gloss-black. A high-gloss black inlay marks the rear diffuser.

A satin-black finish on the wheels is exclusive to the GTS line.

Matrix PDLS Plus black-tinted headlights are also in the front.

To differentiate the Sport Turismo GTS from other vehicles in the Cross Turismo lineup, the rear spoiler is paint matched to the body color and there's no cladding on the wheel arches.

A glass roof and hard points are standard on the Sport Tursimo, with options for roof rails and a panoramic roof with variable light control.

Both the sedan and Sport Turismo are powered by permanent magnet single-speed front and rear motors that are paired with a two-speed rear transmission. The setup produces 590 horsepower when utilizing launch control.

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The standard braking system from the Taycan 4S trim carries over, but comes with slightly larger 15.3-inch front rotors. The rear rotor size remains the same at about 14 inches.

Porsche surface coated brakes with tungsten coating and ceramic composite brakes remain available as options.

The Taycan's Electric Sport Sound has been adjusted to be deeper and louder.

On the inside, the Taycan GTS is outfitted with a Race-Tex interior package that is found on the GTS across the product line. Race-Tex also covers the roof lining and steering wheel.

Driver and passenger seats are 18-way power adjustable with memory functions. GTS logos are found on the front and rear headrests.

Brushed black aluminum dons the door sill guards and interior trim.

An optional GTS Interior package includes Carmine Red or chalk deviated stitching featured on the dashboard, doors, armrests, steering wheel, and seats. Matching seatbelts are included.

Many of the comforts of the Taycan lineup are standard on the GTS, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic climate control and Porsche Connect with Porsche Charging Planner.

The Taycan GTS sedan starts at $131,400 while the GTS Sport Turismo starts at $133,300. Both are subject to $1,350 in destination charges. Orders can be placed now and deliveries are expected to start in the second quarter of 2022.

That pricing falls between the cost of the Taycan's competition, the Mercedes-Benz EQS and Lucid Air. EV startup Lucid recently started deliveries of its first model, the Lucid Air Dream Edition, which retailed for $169,000. The Mercedes-Benz EQS is slated to go on sale this fall and starts at $103,360.

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