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Porsche Taycan Turbo S: Electric Porsche as Sport Turismo

Combustion engine or electric drive, for many sports car drivers that is a question of faith – and the answer is clear. But: More and more car manufacturers are now proving that sport can also be done electrically. The powerful engines and the immediately gripping torque speak for the Stromer; the admittedly not so lavish range with a dynamic driving style – currently – still against it.

And then there are also arguments that are, so to speak, “off the road”. For example, the external impact on the customer. After all, nowadays many things can only be sold with a sustainable coating.

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Food advertising? Only ecological. Ad for beer? Only non-alcoholic. Advertising for cars? Only electric. The Taycan hits exactly this line; after all, he is Porsche’s figurehead for change. And now he’s changing again.
Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo Turbo S
Everything is fully digital, only the central Porsche Design clock (1006 euros) can still work analogously.


After the sedan and cross turismo, now comes the sport turismo. It not only sounds pretty similar, but is actually also a cross turismo – just without off-road planking and a little lower. Confusing? Don’t worry, we felt the same way at first. He just wants to play the middle man. The one between a good sedan and an adventure station wagon. Focused on the road instead of (easy) off-road, but as practical as the Taycan with splash guard.

Porsche Taycan Turbo S to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds

It swallows 530 liters in the five-seater configuration, 1296 liters, atypical for a sports car, packed to the top edge of the roof. Hardly any piece of luggage can be shot to 100 km/h that quickly. To be precise, in 2.8 seconds – at least if you have invested at least 187,288 euros in a Turbo S. With its maximum 761 hp, it also claims the top position in today’s driving range – and immediately amazes us with a fully loaded 302 km range in the instrument cluster.
Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo Turbo S

Elegant shooting brake rear without off-road planking – this is what Porsche calls it Sport Turismo.


According to the data sheet, that should be up to 458 kilometers thanks to the new consumption management. OK, it’s winter. It’s minus degrees outside. We give him credit for that. And the current range is always based on the driving behavior of the previous pilot. This also explains the fact that after almost a hundred kilometers of testing, a range of around 220 kilometers is still displayed.

We can’t drive the Turbo S out here on Austrian country roads anyway. Speed ​​limits and vigilant police officers prevent test drives that are too much fun. But in the end we benefit from an extremely practical advantage in terms of experience: we already had the Turbo S in the top test and compared it to BMW’s M8 Competition Gran Coupé.

In everyday life no difference

On the other hand, we didn’t have a “normal” turbo under our butts, but the difference in performance can only really be experienced on the data sheet and during the launch sprint anyway. In everyday life, the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S – as with the flagship Porsche 911 – do not take much. The “S” on the boot lid doesn’t do you any good, it just shows you could afford it.

Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo Turbo S

This 20-inch rim design is only available as a complete winter wheel set for 7122 euros.


You can read about the new GTS in the box below on the left, we are currently putting the 4S through an endurance test – a real sensible Porsche with decent performance and the same charging inadequacies. Even the 86,495 euros “cheap” basic sports turismo with a maximum of 408 hp is easily enough – as long as you don’t urgently need the four-wheel drive.

After all, the Taycan is not (only) about sheer performance. The steering is Porsche-like direct, the chassis is bindingly stiff with little roll and mannered comfort, and the practicality increases again as a Sport Turismo.

What more do you want? Above all, we miss the robust combustion engine sound. And range and charging infrastructure are still mutually dependent.

Conclusion

The Sport Turismo combines the elegance of the sedan with the practicality of the Cross Turismo. The price advantage of 476 euros compared to the planked version is almost amusing in this price segment.

Specifications and price: Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo Turbo S

Engine: 2x permanently excited synchronous E-motor
Performance: 460 kW (625 hp), boost 560 kW (761 hp)
Max. Torque: 1050 Nm
Drive: Four-wheel drive/input v., two-speed h.
L/W/H: 4963/1966/1388mm
curb weight: 2325kg
0-100/200: km/h 2.8/9.6s
Top: 260km/h
Consumption: 22.5kWh/100km (WLTP)
Range: 458 km (WLTP)
Price: from 187,288 euros

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