2023 Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo - Performance, Price and Photos

The Sport Turismo is only available in GTS Guise and is the Sportiest Taycan wagon currently on sale

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Porsche made its foray into the world of mainstream electric cars with the Taycan sedan a couple of years ago and the model line-up has evolved quite a bit since then. They introduced a base model with a rear-wheel-drive variant and then went on to add some practical wagons in the form of the Sport Turismo and Cross-Turismo. Currently, you can choose from 14 different configurations of the Taycan.

While the Cross Turismo went on sale a while back, Porsche decided to expand the Taycan range with the GTS line, which broke cover at the L.A. Auto Show in November last year. This wagon ditches the body cladding and combines the practicality of the Taycan Cross Turismo with the driving capabilities of the standard Porsche Taycan. Also, a Porsche spokesperson confirmed to CarAndDriver that the Taycan Sport Turismo is currently only coming in GTS guise to the U.S. market.

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    • Rear bench and seating situation remains tight
    • While cargo room is more than the sedan, it is still short of rivals

2023 Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo Performance and Capability

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The Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo, like other Porsche GTS models, slots right in the middle of the Taycan range. A pair of AC Permanent Synchronous Motors on the front and rear axles of the Taycan GTS work together for a combined output of 509 horsepower or 590 horsepower with the over-boost and 626 pound-feet of torque. The rear motor employs a two-speed automatic transmission.

These figures mean that the Taycan GTS slots in-between the Taycan 4S and the Turbo S. 0 to 60 MPH just takes 3.5 seconds, which is 0.2 seconds slower than the Taycan Turbo S. However, the GTS Sport Turismo’s top speed of 155 mph is identical to that of the Taycan GTS sedan. So you don’t really lose out on any performance with the bigger body.

Also, at 5,152 pounds, the wagon body style of the Taycan GTS Sport Turismo is only 75 pounds more than the sedan. To keep the weight in check, the Taycan GTS features an aluminum hood, tailgate, door, and fenders.

Although the EPA doesn’t have the exact range numbers for the Taycan GTS yet, the European WLTP estimates a driving range of anywhere between 264 to 313 miles. This latest Taycan has the ability to decouple the front motor to maximize range even further. The 93.4 kWh battery can charge from 5 to 80 percent in just 22.5 minutes courtesy of its DC fast-charging capabilities and 800-Volt support. It translates to 160 miles of driving range.

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Now the GTS line generally borrows a lot of hardware from the Turbo models and the same is also true for the Taycan GTS Cross Turismo. On models like the 911 GTS the chassis, the suspension helper springs, and brakes come straight out of a 911 Turbo.

With the Taycan GTS, Porsche went the extra mile to further tinker with electric motors, and you find a larger 210 mm rear unit, which comes straight out of a Taycan Turbo and hence, you get the same torque figures as the Turbo.

Considering that the GTS Sport Turismo is the sportiest Taycan wagon that you can currently get in America, Porsche has equipped it with some extra hardware that would otherwise be optional extras.

As Standard, the Taycan GTS Sport Turismo gets:

  • Sport Chrono Package
  • Power Steering Plus
  • Launch Control
  • Range Mode
  • Porsche Traction Management (PTM)
  • Porsche Recuperation Management (PRM)
  • Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV+)
  • Adaptive air suspension including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Optional extras like Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) ($3,590) come with electro-mechanical anti-roll bars on both axles for an extra sporty chassis setup, while the rear axle steering ($1,620) should make the Taycan GTS nimbler in the corners.

Stopping power comes from six-piston calipers with 390 mm slotted discs up front and four-piston calipers with 358 mm discs at the rear. You can also consider the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) ($,9,980) if you intend to use your Taycan GTS on the track.

Porsche Taycan GTS specifications
Power up to (HP) 509 hp
Overboost Power with Launch Control up to (HP) 590 hp
Max. torque with Launch Control 626 lb-ft
Top track speed 155 mph
1/4 mile with Sport Chrono Package 11.8 s
0 - 60 mph with Launch Control 3.5 s

Exterior Design

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The Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo GTS shares the same sheet metal as the Cross Turismo’s. But since the GTS is a more road-biased version of the Taycan wagon, it lacks the black trim that covers the wheel arches and silver scuff plates on the front and rear bumpers of the Cross Turismo.

Upfront you get a more aggressive face as opposed to a Taycan 4S with bigger vertical air curtains which are in fact functional. The Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA) features an active air intake. You’ll also find a more pronounced chin on the front bumper finished in gloss black. Also finished in gloss black are the side skirts and the trim pieces that surround the windows.

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At the rear, just like with the sedan, you get an LED light bar with the Porsche script finished in satin black integrated into it. This lightbar spans the width of the vehicle and under it sits a more aggressive diffuser with gloss black inlays. You also get a body-colored roof spoiler that’s unique to the Taycan GTS. In keeping with the GTS theme, you get satin black badges as well.

One way to distinguish a GTS line Porsche model from other Porsches is with blacked-out trim pieces. With its black accents for the headlight with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS+), identifying a Taycan GTS Sport Turismo becomes easier.

The Taycan GTS is available with seven unique, lightweight wheel designs that come in a range of finishes and colors: three 20-inch options and three 21-inch designs, both finished in black. The 21-inch Mission E Wheels ($2,090), as well as a unique wheel with carbon fiber blades ($6,180), are also available. They, come wrapped in performance summer tires 255/40 R20 up front and 295/35 R20 at the rear.

For an even sportier stance, this wagon sits much lower than its off-road cousin. Overall, the form is more shooting-brake rather than a station wagon, but the added length and hatchback do make it more practical than the Taycan GTS sedan.

Exterior Colors
Price Color
Standard White $0
Black $0
Optional Carrera White Metallic $800
Jet Black Metallic $800
Volcano Grey Metallic $800
Cherry Metallic $800
Dolomite Silver Metallic $800
Frozen Berry Metallic $800
Coffee Beige Metallic $800
Gentian Blue Metallic $800
Frozen Blue Metallic Blue $800
Mamab Green Metallic $800
Mahogany Metallic $800
Neptune Blue $3,150
Carmine Red $3,150
Chalk $3,150
Ice Grey Metallic $3,150
Paint to Sample $11,430
Exterior Dimensions
Length 195.4 in
Width 84.5 in
Height 55.5 in
Wheelbase 114.2 in
Ground Clearance 5.0 in
Curb Weight 5,152 lbs

Interior Quality and Technology

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The sleek, driver-focused cabin of the Taycan GTS is largely the same as that of the sedan. But the GTS Sport Turismo’s interior does feature a few enhancements. For starters, out of the box, you get a sporty GTS Race-Tex interior finished in black. You can select from a variety of materials including wood, aluminum, and carbon fiber to dress up the GTS’ cockpit.

You can also opt for the GTS Interior Package ($5,330) which gets you contrast stitching either in chalk or red colors. The brushed aluminum that comes standard on the GTS is given a darkened finish and GTS badging sprinkled around the cabin.

You get some really nice body-hugging Adaptive Sport Seats Plus with 18-way adjustment and memory function with GTS embroidery on the integrated headrest. You get even more Race-tex, this time on the seat centers. If Race-tex isn’t your thing, Porsche will also do a full-leather interior. Porsche categorizes this Sport Turismo as a 2+2 because in all fairness, is rather tight. There is a third seat belt, but three on that rear bench will be a squeeze.

While the headliner is finished in Race-tex, all Taycans GTS’ come with a fixed panoramic glass roof with variable light control ($3,290), that has the ability to turn transparent or opaque in an instant. You can also choose from two other alternating patterns, all controlled through the center screen.

Also, speaking of glass, you can get the Taycan with thermally and noise insulated glass ($1,130), which will allow you to listen to those distinctive electric sports sounds that Porsche has dialed up on the this latest iteration of the Taycan.

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Grab onto a heated multifunction GT Sport steering wheel also finished in Race-Tex with a drive mode selector. Like all Taycan’s, the driver gets a 16.8-inch curved digital display, that also houses the lighting and other chassis functions.

You get inductive wireless phone charging and the center multi-screen setup has support for wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto. While a Bose audio system is available, you can also upgrade to the 21 speaker, 1,455 watts high-end Burmester 3D surround sound system ($7,000).

The Porsche Communication Management (PCM) will allow you to use voice assistance and online navigation. In addition to the most recent comfort and convenience features, there is a better voice assistant and a charging planner to prevent brief charging breaks.

Finally on to the practical stuff now. The Sport Turismo’s rear opening is significantly larger than that of the sedan and it is similar to the Cross Turismo. You get 15.8 cubic feet of cargo room and that further extends to a substantial 42.8 cubic feet, with the rear seatbacks folded down. Also, like all Porsche Taycan models, the Taycan GTS Sport Turismo boasts an extra 2.97 cubic feet of space in the Frunk.

2023 Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo Price and Availability

The Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo has an MSRP of $136,000. There is an additional $1,450 processing and delivery charge. With the vast array of optional extras available at your disposal, you can easily see that figure rise to some eye-watering levels.

Also, just like the power figures, the GTS slots in perfectly between the base Taycan 4S Cross Turismo that comes in at $113,000 and the bonkers Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo that’ll set you back $155,900.

Configure your Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo here.

Safety

As with the rest of the Taycan range, the GTS Sport Turismo is generously equipped with a comprehensive set of safety and driver assistance features. Neither the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institue of Highway Safety (IIHS) have rated the Porsche Taycan yet, however EuroNcap has given the Taycan a Five-Star Safety rating.

As standard, you get:

  • Front, knee, curtain airbags
  • Three-point seat belt with pre-tensioners
  • Cruise Control
  • Park Assist front and rear with reversing camera
  • Integrated side impact protection
  • Brake assist
  • Rollover detection

The Premium Package ($3,990) and Technology Package ($5,300) bring even more safety and convenience features like Adaptive Cruise control, a heads-up display, lane keep assist surround-view cameras, along with an additional passenger display.

Main Competition

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The Taycan GTS Sport Turismo doesn’t really have any direct competition. While the sedan takes on cars like the Tesla Model S Plaid and the Lucid Air, there aren’t really any fast-performance EV wagons on the market aside from Porsche’s own Cross Turismo. The Audi A6 e-Tron wagon is still some time away.

But if you don’t mind good old ICE power, then a couple of fast wagons do come into play. You’ve got the Panamera GTS Sport Turismo, the Audi RS6 Avant, and the Mercedes AMG E63 S Wagon. Both the Merc and the Audi start at a much lower price point and also offer more Cargo room at 30 and 35 cubic feet respectively. The Panamera GTS though and the Taycan GTS wagons cost similar money.

Here’s how the wagons compare in terms of performance numbers. So it may come down to gas vs electric with the two Porsche wagons and if you’re leaning towards the green side, the Taycan GTS Sport Turismo is a no-brainer and this sporty make-over makes it extra special, because there really is nothing like it out there, period.

Khris Bharath
Khris Bharath
Khris is a classic car aficionado and adores his Jags and Alfas, although he keeps tabs on everything from super exotics like an old EB 110 to the latest from Lucid. Formula One is very close to his heart, and he diligently makes time to tune in for the Grand Prix on Sundays. Khris also loves his road trips and he prefers a stick shift over an auto any day.  Read full bio
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