The Porsche Taycan GTS is the first Taycan variant to breach the 500 km driving range on a single charge. Placed above the Taycan 4S, and below the Taycan Turbo, the Taycan GTS has a potential range of 504 km based on the WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure) result.
“We are driven by our passion for sports cars and sustainability as Porsche introduced the first all-electric sports car in Malaysia, – the Taycan – marking a new era of sporty electromobility. Since then, the Taycan model range has been well-received and today, we are bringing a new derivative that represents the sweet spot in the Taycan range, the GTS,” said Christopher Hunter, Chief Executive Officer of Sime Darby Auto Performance which represents Porsche in Malaysia.
GTS stands for Gran Turismo Sport. Since the Porsche 904 Carrera GTS of 1963, these 3 letters have held special significance for Porsche fans. Now, there is a derivative featuring this legendary combination of letters in every Porsche model series.
“The new Taycan GTS perfectly complements Porsche’s first cross-border high-performance charging network in partnership with Shell. This new sporty grand tourer will make cross-country, and even cross-border road trips both seamless and absolutely sublime,” Mr. Hunter continued.
The new Taycan GTS, with Premium Package as standard, is priced starting from RM708,000 (with SST exemption) and will be available in Q2 2022 in Malaysia.
The Taycan GTS is the sporty all-rounder of this EV range. It provides an impressive 440 kW (598 PS) of overboost power when using Launch Control and can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds. Maximum speed is capped at 250 km/h. As the latest Taycan, the GTS features an updated efficient drive strategy which would be rolled out to the other variants in the new model year.
The Taycan GTS also gets model-specific adaptive air suspension, including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), to enhance its lateral dynamics. The set-up of the optional rear-axle steering is also sportier. Furthermore, it has a modified Porsche Electric Sport Sound for a richer sound pattern.
The exterior and interior of the GTS are distinctive. Customary to GTS models are the numerous black or dark details on the exterior, such as the front apron, the bases of the exterior mirrors and the side window trims. Numerous Black Race-Tex features in the interior further adds to the elegant, dynamic ambience, as does the standard brushed aluminium interior package with Black anodised finish.
A new option for the Taycan GTS is the panoramic roof with Sunshine Control. This sunroof contains an electrically switchable liquid crystal film that can change the roof from clear to matte with the touch of a button, protecting you from glare but without reducing the bright cabin ambience.
The roof is divided into 9 segments that can be switched individually, a world’s first in the automotive sector. In addition to the Clear and Matte, there are another 2 settings i.e. Semi and Bold. These are predefined patterns with narrow or wide segments.
Along with the launch of the new Taycan GTS, Porsche Malaysia is also including the Premium Package as standard for the Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo. The Premium Package includes enhanced specifications such as an on-board AC charger with 22 kW, Mobile Charger Connect, Charging Cable (mode 3), Home Energy Manager, Advanced Climate Control (4-Zone), electrically-folding exterior mirrors, passenger display and ParkAssist with surround view for enhanced overall driving comfort and pleasure.
The new prices for the 2022 Taycan models are:
- Taycan: from RM508,000*
- Taycan 4S: from RM595,000*
- Taycan Turbo: from RM793,000*
- Taycan Turbo S: from RM934,000*
- Taycan Cross Turismo: RM555,000*
- Taycan 4S Cross Turismo: RM617,000*
- Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo: RM798,000*
*All prices include SST exemption.
Shell – Porsche 180 kW High-Performance Charging Network
Shell and Porsche Asia Pacific recently launched the first cross-border 180 kW high-performance charging site with 2 charging points in Tangkak, Johor. By Q1 2022, 5 more sites and 10 more charging points will go live at Shell stations located strategically along Malaysia’s North-South Highway. This will be the first high-performance charging network in the country, and the first cross-country charging network in the region.
Porsche owners in Malaysia and Singapore will receive exclusive benefits such as preferential charging rates and benefits under the Platinum membership, with savings up to 50% on all charging sessions, 10% cashback on all charging sessions at Shell Recharge AC stations, and the ability to reserve charging bays for up to 60 minutes. The high-performance charging network will also be further developed into Thailand by 2023.
With home charging solutions augmented, Porsche Destination Charging locations in development, and high performance en-route charging now established in partnership with Shell, Porsche completes a suite of solutions to address the broad mobility needs of electric vehicles.
For more information about the Porsche Taycan GTS and the new pricing of the Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo models, visit https://bit.ly/MYTaycanGTS.
Taycan GTS model: electric power consumption* combined WLTP 24.1 – 20.3 kWh/100 km, CO₂ emissions combined (WLTP) 0 g/km.
Taycan: electric power consumption* combined (WLTP) 25.4 – 20.4 kWh/100 km, CO₂ emissions combined (WLTP) 0 g/km.
Taycan 4 Cross Turismo: electric power consumption* combined (WLTP) 26.4 – 22.4 kWh/100 km, CO₂ emissions combined (WLTP) 0 g/km.
Consumption and emission data determined in accordance with the measurement procedure required by law. As all new cars offered by Porsche are type-approved in accordance with the WLTP, the NEDC values are therefore derived from the WLTP values.