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A few months back we speculated about a possible Taycan GT3 model, it's specs, and what it could look like.

While such a car isn't very likely (at least not yet) there are now reports of a Taycan GTS to please the performance driving enthusiasts who don't want to pony up for the outrageous Taycan Turbo and/or those who don't necessarily want all-wheel drive.

With actual facts about the cars we KNOW are coming to market being scarce, info about the Taycan GTS is even more so.

Here's what we do know:
Porsche is considering such a model but it's existence is likely dependent on next-gen battery technology.
New J1 II, solid-state power packs could provide a smaller and lighter package for the car, allowing it to shed over 100 lbs compared to the standard Taycan.
Designed for driving purists it would be RWD only.
With news that the base and S models will sticker in the low to high $90,000 range, look for the Taycan GTS to start at over $100,000.


The Taycan is still on schedule to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Initial US deliveries are set for the end of 2019 with the bulk of deliveries early in 2020.

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I'm completely against Porsche using performance trim designations from 'regular' Porsche's on these electrified versions.

It just doesn't sit right with me, I can't be the only one!
 

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I'm completely against Porsche using performance trim designations from 'regular' Porsche's on these electrified versions.

It just doesn't sit right with me, I can't be the only one!
It's a bit strange. But is it as strange as when BMW started changing their numbers to signify horsepower outputs vs engine size?
 

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It's a bit strange. But is it as strange as when BMW started changing their numbers to signify horsepower outputs vs engine size?
Those were still the same sort of vehicle, not nearly as big of a shift as we're seeing here. Then when we look internally at what names like GTS have been put on, it comes back to what the other member stated. Automakers as a whole in the EV space are taking a similar approach, treating EV's like a whole new product line up rather that something with JUST a different powertrain.
 

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Wondering if the GTS offers better driver entry/exit, especially for taller drivers. Never liked the Panamera for that reason and some comments indicate the Taycan is lower than the Panny.
 

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Wondering if the GTS offers better driver entry/exit, especially for taller drivers. Never liked the Panamera for that reason and some comments indicate the Taycan is lower than the Panny.
I can't think it would be any different. I guess the only thing that could change would be the seats. Maybe lower seats could help a bit.

How tall are you? I'm 6'2" and have never had issues getting in a Panamera.

Oh, and welcome to the forum BTW!
 

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I can't think it would be any different. I guess the only thing that could change would be the seats. Maybe lower seats could help a bit.

How tall are you? I'm 6'2" and have never had issues getting in a Panamera.

Oh, and welcome to the forum BTW!
6'5" and back problems, currently in a new Cayenne S.
 
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