LOS ANGELES — Porsche's first attempt at a battery-powered sports car has gotten off to a rollicking start since it launched on the eve of the coronavirus pandemic.
Globally, the Porsche Taycan outsold the brand's flagship 911 sports car in the first nine months.
Now, Porsche is launching two sportier variants — the Taycan GTS sedan and Taycan GTS Sport Turismo wagon — at the auto show here.
The GTS models feature the same permanent magnet single-speed front motor, larger permanent magnet rear motor and two-speed rear transmission. This setup delivers up to 590 hp, slotting the GTS models in between the Taycan 4S (462 hp) and Taycan Turbo (670 hp).
The Taycan GTS has a range of up 504 km (313 miles) based on WLTP figures.
Both GTS cars can accelerate from 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in in 3.7 seconds. They have a maximum speed of 250 kph (155 mph).