The Porsche Taycan GTS has landed in South Africa, with the local arm of the German marque unveiling pricing for the new variant in its all-electric sports saloon line-up. 

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Front apron finished in black.

Billed as the “sweet spot” in the Taycan line-up, the GTS-badged variant, with its 93.4 kWh battery, is the first model capable of traveling more than 500 km on a single full charge. Porsche claims an all-electric range of up to 504 km on the WLTP cycle. Maximum charging capacity is rated at 270 kW, which allows for a 5 per cent to 80 per cent recharge in only 22.5 minutes when plugged into a DC fast charger. 

The Taycan GTS is endowed with 380 kW and 850 Nm of torque. However, activating launch control increases the former figure to 440 kW, allowing for a claimed zero to 100 km/h acceleration time of 3.7 seconds. Maximum speed is rated at 250 km/h. 

Taycan GTS positioned above 4S and below Turbo derivatives.

The GTS-badged variant features an array of model-specific exterior and interior elements, distinguishing this model from its other emissions-free stablemates. These items include numerous dark detailing for, among others, the front apron, the bases of the exterior mirrors, and side window trims. 

Race-Tex material can be found inside to underscore this derivatives “elegant, dynamic ambience”. The latter is further enhanced with the addition of the standard-fitment brushed aluminium package, complete with black anodised finish. A panoramic roof with “Sunshine Control” is available as an option, and features an electrically adjustable liquid crystal film which changes the roof from clear to matte, and protects occupants from glare. “Semi” and “Bold” functions can also be selected. 

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“GTS” embroidered on the headrests. Model seen here fitted with optional “Sunshine Control” roof.

“I am particularly pleased that we now also have a Taycan with the legendary GTS moniker. It is positioned above the Taycan 4S and below the Taycan Turbo derivatives, so it represents a real sweet spot in the range,” said Kevin Giek, vice president model line Taycan. 

The Taycan is priced from R3 179 000, which includes a three-year drive plan. Upgrading to the five-year drive plan adds R50 000 to the asking price. 

440 kW on tap when launch control is activated.