Porsche introduces new Taycan Sport Turismo models, including a 750-horsepower Turbo S model.
Taycan GTS Sport Turismo-Headline
Porsche unveiled a new body style for the electric Taycan called the Sport Turismo at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show, simply a Cross Turismo wagon sans the “off-road” plastic coating.
Porsche only displayed a GTS-spec Taycan Sport Turismo at the time. Still, the German carmaker has now revealed four further Sport Turismo models: base, 4S, Turbo, and Turbo S.
Unfortunately, these new variations will not be available in the United States.
Here are the major highlights:
- Porsche debuted the Taycan GTS Sport Turismo in November, and the low-slung wagon now comes in base, 4S, Turbo, and Turbo S trim levels.
- The Company confirmed that the Sport Turismo would only be available in GTS trim in the United States.
- On the European WLTP testing cycle, the Turbo S can reach 62 mph in 2.8 seconds, while the 4S has the most extended range in the lineup at 309 miles.
“The Taycan Sport Turismo will continue to be available primarily as a GTS in the United States,” a Porsche spokeswoman told Car and Driver, highlighting its “optimal balance of performance and usability.”
Still, we’d want to see more beautiful electric wagons from Porsche, particularly the all-wheel-drive 670-hp Turbo and 750-hp Turbo S models.
The base model, which delivers 375 horsepower to the rear wheels with the Performance Battery Plus option, would also be welcomed in the United States.
The Turbo S Sport Turismo, according to Porsche, will reach 62 mph in 2.8 sec, which is significantly slower than the 2.4-second 0-60 mph time we achieved in our testing of a standard Turbo S.
Meanwhile, the 4S model has the best range of the series, covering 309 miles on a single charge according to the European WLTP testing cycle.
For European consumers, the entire Sport Turismo series will arrive in March, but we’ll have to make do with the 590-hp GTS Sport Turismo when it goes on sale in the first part of this year in the United States.