2021 Porsche Taycan GTS review: The case for electric
Taycan GTS is the pinnacle of Porsche’s best-selling EV
In another significant sign of the times, this is the first electric Porsche to wear its sporty GTS badge. And like every other GTS it sits plumb in the middle of the range longitudinally and ever so slightly to one side where its darkened accents and firmer suspension mark it out as the one for those who’ve grasped the difference between fast and fun.
In terms of its specification, it is best thought of as a de-tuned Turbo, featuring as it does the same long-range battery system and big front electric motor. It is not therefore a 4S with the wick turned up a bit.
With 590bhp and an ability to hit 62mph in 3.7sec, it’s as fast as I want a car like this to be and there’s no need to worry about its more driver-focused set-up somehow making it a less easy car with which to live. It’s not. It rides beautifully and even when punted around a racetrack, its composure is unquestionable.
It’s expensive compared to 4S (the next one down) but a lot of the difference is accounted for by not just the power gain but the big battery, active damping, torque vectoring and other goodies it has as standard. All you’d want to option in is four-wheel steering, a must for any Taycan owner who cares about how their car actually drives.
This is the best version of what has been the best electric car on sale. Almost unbelievably Britain’s best-selling Porsche is now electric. Drive this and you’ll see why.
2021 Porsche Taycan GTS specifications
Engine Front and rear electric motors, 84kWh battery
Torque 626lb ft
Power to weight 257bhp per tonne
Transmission Two-speed, four-wheel drive
Top speed 155mph
Range 313 miles WLTP, claimed
Verdict Right now, the best EV around.