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2022 Porsche Taycan GTS price and features: Tesla Model S and Audi e-tron GT get more competition from "sweet spot" Porsche

The Porsche Taycan GTS will arrive in Australia in the second quarter of 2022.

Porsche has done it again - found another gap in its range to fill.

This time it’s the German brand’s electric sports sedan, with the new Taycan GTS joining the range to become the “sporty sweet spot” of the line-up. It will sit between the Taycan 4S and the Turbo in both performance and price when it arrives in Australian showrooms in the second quarter of 2022.

This follows the same pattern laid out in the brand’s other models, including the 911, 718, Cayenne and Panamera. GTS stands for ‘Gran Turismo Sport’ and in Porsche’s world that means a car that may not be the most powerful but is engaging to drive.

"The Taycan model range has grown steadily since its world premiere in 2019. Up to five variant options offer something for everyone," said Kevin Giek, Vice President Model Line Taycan.

“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.”

To that end the Taycan GTS packs 440kW, which compares to 390kW in the 4S and 460kW in the Turbo. Porsche claims the GTS can run zero to 100km/h in just 3.7 seconds and will have a top speed of 250km/h.

Despite this level of performance, Porsche claims the GTS has a longer range than any other Taycan with it capable of running up to 500km between charges.

Porsche will also tune the Electric Sport Sound to create a “richer sound pattern” to help the GTS standout in the line-up.

Other mechanical changes to create a unique character for the GTS will include a special tune of the adaptive air suspension. Porsche claims this change will improve the “lateral dynamics” - also known as its cornering ability.

There are styling changes too, both inside and out. The exterior gets black or dark touches to the front spoiler, the underside of the mirrors and the side window trims.

In the cabin there’s extensive use of Porsche’s “Race-Tex” artificial suede, which provides a sportier appearance, especially with the brushed aluminium trim.

Pricing for the Taycan GTS has been confirmed as starting from $237,000 (plus on-road costs), which slots it right between the Taycan 4S priced from $194,700 and the Taycan Turbo from $276,300.

However, while the GTS four-door is locked in for Australia it looks like we’ll miss out on an all-new variant of the Taycan range - the Taycan GTS Sport Turismo. This is a new twist on the model, combining elements of the sedan and Taycan Cross Turismo wagon.

It retains the wagon body of the Cross Turismo but ditches the extra body cladding and sits at the same ride height as the sedan. The rest of it is the same as the four-door version, with the same powertrain and performance.

Unfortunately, Porsche Australia has decided not to offer the GTS Sport Turismo locally, instead sticking with the Cross Turismo as its more practical version of its electric model.