Porsche is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Hockenheimring track with a special edition of one of its models. The Porsche Taycan GTS Hockenheimring Edition is the first special edition based on the brand's first electric vehicle. It features several elements to set it apart. It all starts with the Stone Grey paint and "Bronzite" accents to bring a dash of flair. On the inside, Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur have selected black leather for the upholstery, while the contrasting elements are finished in a shade that is called "Island Green."
This entry-level variant in the Taycan lineup is cheaper than a 911 and Panamera, making it an interesting prospect. It gets one less motor than the Taycan 4S and less standard equipment. Horsepower and torque figures change depending on whether you get the standard 79-kWh battery or pay $5780 for the 93.4-kWh Performance Battery Plus. The bigger battery gives you 469 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque when using launch control, or 375 hp in regular operation. According to Road and Track, the "base model could be the pick of the lineup".
With 750-horsepower, launch control and gravel mode in a family-friendly wagon, this may be the most practical car on the planet. Take the screaming fast all-electric Taycan Turbo S—the fastest, most powerful version atop the Taycan range—and make it a wagon with a little more ground clearance (0.78 inches) and more headroom (3.62 inches) in the rear seats, and you have the Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo. The all-wheel-drive Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo has one electric motor per axle, with a one-speed transmission up front and a two-speed transmission in the rear.
The performance-oriented all-electric station wagon has arrived and we like what we see. The Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo gets the same dual-motor all-wheel-drive as the Taycan sedan featuring a Gravel drive mode, standard air suspension, and minor ride-height increases. With a permanent-magnet motor at each axle, the rear drives a two-speed automatic and the front a single-speed gearbox. Power is a kind of nuts 616 hp and 626 lb-ft, which we think is more that enough for the kids daily trip to school. Feels much the same as the sedan version but looks way cooler.
Porsche's Taycan Cross Turismo is the wagon addition to the Taycan EV family and the 562-hp 4S variants is probably our favorite version. Why? Because the Taycan Cross Turismo's combination of looks, speed, and space put it into the realm of the now-legendary wagons like the Audi RS6 Avant and Mercedes-AMG E63 S wagon and they are some of our favorite cars on the planet. Do yourself and your family a favor and get this baby now.
With a spacious interior and two luggage compartments, providing comfort and convenience for four, the Taycan Cross Turismo body style is more practical than its sedan sibling. Unlike the Taycan sedan, all Cross Turismo models come standard with the larger of the two available battery packs, an 83.7-kWh unit. In the 4, that pack powers the two motors to an available 469 horsepower when using launch control. During normal use, you get 375 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque.
In 2022 the base model was released in this new Sport Turismo body style. This entry-level variant in the Taycan lineup is cheaper than a 911 and Panamera, making it an interesting prospect. It gets one less motor than the Taycan 4S and less standard equipment. Horsepower and torque figures change depending on whether you get the standard 79-kWh battery or pay $5780 for the 93.4-kWh Performance Battery Plus. The bigger battery gives you 469 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque when using launch control, or 375 hp in regular operation.
The Sport Turismo bodystyle is unique the to Taycan GTS for U.S buyers. It is the sexiest bodystyle in the range and more practical than the sedan too. It isn't the most powerful in the range; but it gets a wealth of standard equipment, especially the good performance stuff. The Taycan GTSSport Turismo sits between the 4S and the Turbo and has 590 hp and 623 ft lbs, good for 0 - 60 mph 3.5 seconds. It feels much more rear-driven than the Turbo and has way more engaging handling characteristics as a result.
Most of us have come to know what Porsche’s GTS lineage stands for: a focus on vehicle dynamics while deferring in terms of sheer horsepower to the most powerful in the range; a unique look and a wealth of standard equipment, especially the good performance stuff. Same formula for the Taycan GTS. It sits between the 4S and the Turbo and has 590 hp and 623 ft lbs, good for 0 - 60 mph 3.5 seconds. It feels much more rear-driven than the Turbo and has way more engaging handling characteristics as a result.
The Porsche Taycan Turbo S is pumping out 750hp and 774lb-ft tq from 93 kwH battery and 2 electric motors. The Turbo S is clocked at a super-fast 2.6 seconds for the 0-60 mph. The performance is mind-bogglingly quick and it is utterly relentless at any speed. But most impressive is just how the Taycan Turbo S drives through the bends, how it feels when moving going quickly. It feels like a Porsche. On the inside, it is modern, luxurious and feels like the future. We love everything about the Taycan Turbo S except the price. It ain't cheap.
It is expensive, it is fast and it is exceptional. The Porsche Taycan Turbo shows us that Porsche's electric future is going to be great for drivers. The Taycan Turbo feels even relentlessly rapid at any speed and the best part is that it really feels like a Porsche from behind the wheel. The Turbo has the same 93.4kWh battery stack as the Turbo S, and the same 614bhp power output. But when you’re going for it in Performance mode, the Turbo’s overboost power and torque are reduced compared with the Turbo S. It means the Turbo is four-tenths slower to 60 mph from standstill.
The Taycan 4S is the more affordable version of the four-door electric car, but it still offers impressive performance and a high price tag. The Taycan 4S is the sweet spot for Porsche's electric four-door sports car, with more than enough performance for daily driving and enough equipment to feel like it is worth the money. The 4S makes a total of 522 horsepower with its base 79.2-kWh battery pack and 563 horses with the optional one, the 93.4-kWh Performance Battery Plus. Porsche claims a zero-to-60-mph time of 3.8 seconds for the 4S.