Porsche Taycan GTS review

The Taycan Model combines the best elements of the range to make the most captivating Taycan model.

What is it?

The Macan has been the UK’s best-selling Porsche for seven years. It’s no longer. The appeal and tax benefit of the Taycan has been proven so that Britain’s most beloved Porsche is now powered entirely by electricity. This thought alone would have made you laugh out loud three years ago.

The GTS model is now available to expand the range. It’s the most sporty, if not the fastest of the models. The GTS blacked-out motif is seen on the front apron, side trims, and headlights. Inside, it features all-black Race-Tex upholstery, and anodised aluminum.

Let’s just skip the boring stuff and get on to the good stuff. The motors are the same front and rear as the Taycan Turbo, but the power is 590bhp rather than 670bhp. However, its torque remains the same impressive 626lb feet.

The next Taycan, the 4S has 523 bhp. However, you won’t be able to specify the Performance Plus battery (standard on the GTS), and even then, you’ll only get 563 bhp due to its smaller rear motor. The 4S, however, has 147lb/ft less torque.

The GTS reduces the time from 0 to 62 mph by 0.3 sec. This is a significant difference in an otherwise rare world that takes less than 4.0 seconds.

Porsche charges PS104.190 for this. This is nearly PS20,000 more than the 4S. However, Porsche points out that PS17,000 is the same kit you would pay for on the 4S: adaptive dampers and torque vectoring. Sport Sound is included as well as the big battery. You get a bespoke 20in rim (with 21in as an option), and your own suspension tune.

It’s what?

Although I was not allowed to drive the GTS saloon at a race track, I have driven the Sport Turismo version (think Cross Turismo stripped of its off-road cosmetics) and it is just as smooth on the road. (A story that remains embargoed)

Now, I feel I have to change my previous view that the 4S was the Taycan au choix. The Turbo and Turbo S’s pulverizing performance is not what I need or desire, but the GTS has enough punch to keep my undivided attention.

It handles better than its four-door saloon counterpart, which weighs in at a staggering 2.3 tonnes.

The Willow Springs race track is located in Southern California. It requires that you go at least 100 mph around a corner. It’s fair enough. It goes on forever. About two-thirds of it, it suddenly tightens. The Mojave Desert awaits you if you don’t.

This is a nightmare scenario for a car this heavy. A car half its weight might be able to keep up with the speed, but a car half its mass will struggle. It doesn’t. It shrugs it off too, though I’m not sure what form of witchcraft it is. Although you are aware of the immense forces at work, you have never been troubled by them.

Do I need one?

This is, therefore, the most powerful version of the best-selling electric car on the market – the Goldilocks Edition, if you will. Porsche even calls it the “sweet spot” of the Taycan range, exhibiting a level of single model favoritism that is rare among car manufacturers.

It’s true. The only option I would add to the car is four-wheel steering. This car is so equipped that it’s difficult to imagine how it could be made better.