Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo Makes The Taycan A Lot More Practical
The Porsche Taycan is at the forefront of Porsche’s expansion and potential transition towards electricity. And while I say this word with a bit of disaffection, there’s no denying that the Taycan, in all its forms – currently 14 of them - is a very capable, high-performance EV. Moreover, with the newly-introduced Taycan Sport Turismo, Porsche may have created the ultimate, practical, high-performance EV.
The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Recently Achieved A Guinness World Record
2022 Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo
The Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo is the more practical version of Porsche’s first, modern-day EV. More importantly, from 2022, both body styles get a GTS version. The Porsche Taycan GTS is already shaping up to be right in the middle of the Taycan lineup, in terms of price and performance, but it also brings a bit more excitement. Find out how, below.
Watch A Porsche Panamera Take On A BMW M5 CS, An AMG E63, And An Audi RS6 In A Drag Race
Mat Watson and his team from ’Carwow’ got four cars to the drag strip for an all-German drag race. The contenders included the Audi RS6, the BMW M5 CS, the Mercedes-AMG E63, and the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. All the cars feature V-8 engines and two turbochargers. The Porsche goes in the races with a slight advantage, thanks to the electric motor assisting the engine and helping it make the most horses here. But, it’s a double-edged sword as the motor and batteries make it the heaviest. Which car do you think will dominate the races?
Porsche Just Expanded the Taycan Lineup with the new Taycan GTS and Sport Turismo
The Taycan has been Porsche’s best-selling non-SUV so far in 2021, so it was no surprise when Porsche ushered in some pretty decent improvements for the 2020 model year, nor was it a surprise when the brand launched the off-road focused Taycan Cross Turismo. It’s pretty obvious that Porsche is dead set on expanding the Taycan into what could almost be its own standalone brand, with rumors indicating that we could even see a Taycan Coupe, Turismo, or road-focused Sport Turismo wagon. Well, as it turns out, Porsche showed up to the L.A. Auto Show with not one but two new Taycans – the aforementioned Taycan Sport Turismo and the new Taycan GTS. It seems Christmas has come a little early this year, folks.
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo
The Taycan Cross Turismo is a perfect combination of performance and comfort with added luxury from the house of Porsche. Like its sedan brother, the Cross Turismo delivers a spacious cabin, but has an enlarged cargo area and is practical in most cases. While the 2022 model year mainly remains unchanged, there are a few additions which we will talk about in detail in this in-depth review.
Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo - What You Need to Know
The 2022 Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo Doubles Down on Practicality
Those looking for more practicality from their Taycan can now buy the Taycan Cross Turismo. In what was supposed to be a debut at the Geneva Motor Show (thanks, covid-19!), Porsche has released all we need to know about the wagon-ized version of the Taycan EV.
Porsche’s Second Electric Car Delayed By At Least a Year
When we first saw the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Concept back in 2018, the expectation was set that it would launch in late 2020. Once the Porsche Taycan launched, and we knew Porsche had perfected its technology (if that’s what you would call less than 250 miles of range), we really expected the Cross Turismo to come quickly after, as expected in 2020. As it turns out, Porsche has been forced to delay the Cross Turismo, but according to Porsche, it’s not a casualty of the Pandemic.
Porsche’s 200-Page Annual and Sustainability Report Had a Little Surprise In It
Reports about the Porsche Macan EV have been bouncing back and forth for a year now, with the latest news being that it may only be sold as an EV from 2024 onward. This news came via an external report, but it is mentioned briefly in Porsche’s Annual and Sustainability Report for 2019 and that it is scheduled to launch in 2022. What was more interesting in that report, however, is reference to a jacked-up rugged wagon, once known as the Mission-E Cross Turismo Concept. Do you see where this is going? Are you getting excited yet?
Chris Harris in a Porsche Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo challenges Matt LeBlanc in a Ferrari GTC4Lusso V12
Porsche and Ferrari aren’t necessarily renowned for their family friendly wagons, yet both actually offer such models in their lineup. Ferrari has the GTC4Lusso, a shooting brake with space for four, while Porsche has given us the Panamera Sport Turismo, an actual four-door estate with practicality to match its performance.
2019 Porsche Panamera GTS Sport Turismo
First introduced for the 2010 model year, the Porsche Panamera is now well-established as Stuttgart’s go-to four-door ‘Bahn burner. Following the introduction of a second generation in 2016, Porsche is now broadening the range with a fresh new mid-grade model, bridging the gap between the Panamera 4S and Panamera Turbo. As before, the latest Panamera GTS looks to combine a sporty attitude with the luxury and utility of a four-door body style, offering both weekend thrills and daily-driving comfort. As such, the 2019 model year brings with it a more powerful turbocharged engine, fresh interior tech, and new standard features.
2019 Porsche Panamera GTS and Panamera GTS Sport Turismo Unveiled
Porsche just dropped details on the new 2019 Panamera GTS and Panamera GTS Sport Turismo, building a bridge between the Panamera 4S and the even-faster Turbo model. At the heart of the matter is a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8, which spins out a hefty 453 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 457 pound-feet of torque at 1,800 rpm. For those of you keeping score at home, those figures improve upon those offered by the naturally aspirated ‘eight found in the previous Panamera GTS, besting the outgoing model by 13 horsepower and a whopping 73 pound-feet of torque.
The GTS once again employs four-wheel grip to put it to the pavement, plus some Porsche Traction Management wizardry to boot. An eight-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission makes the connection. Flat out, the Panamera GTS sprints to 60 mph in a scant 3.9 seconds. Top speed is rated at 179 mph for the GTS Sport Turismo and 181 mph for the GTS.
Complementary upgrades include a lower ride height compared to slower-trim Panamera models, with adjustments made to the standard Porsche Adaptive Suspension Management system. The corners are stuffed with some rather enormous brakes too, with discs measuring in at 390 mm (15.4 inches) in front and 365 mm (14.4 inches) in the rear.
The spec also includes the Sport Chrono Package and a Sport Exhaust as standard, while the wheels are upgraded to 20-inchers with the standard Sport Design package. Inside, you get Black Alcantara upholstery bits and anodized aluminum trim, while the optional GTS package tosses in new stitching, logos, and a fresh tachometer face. Optional equipment includes a new heads-up display unit.
Order books are open now, with the Panamera GTS starting at $128,300, and the Panamera GTS Sport Turismo starting at $134,500. Deliveries are scheduled for the second half of 2019.
This Porsche 911 Shooting Brake Rendering Proves Porsche Needs to Rethink its Strategy
Is your average Porsche 911 not roomy enough for you? Rain Prisk has answered your plea with this, a shooting brake 911 that actually doesn’t hurt the eyes when you look at it. Porsche should get to work!
There comes a time in everyone’s lives when the sports car has to make way for something bigger, more family-friendly, like a sedan or a crossover SUV. What if, however, you could bargain your way into a compromise: have the sports car, but with some added room?
That’s exactly what the 911 in shooting brake guise is: the extra practicality offered by a hatchback rear without going for the added hassle of the longer wheelbase and two more doors of the Panamera. It would be really cool if it was real.