Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
The Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo is only fractionally more expensive than the Porsche Taycan GTS. The rest of the range, arriving in 2022, is expected to start with a rear-wheel drive entry-level model.
On paper, the GTS model looks to have the best balance of kit as standard without needing to add options on top, but we suspect the 4S will be better value due to the large price difference. The GTS comes with tinted LED headlights, black 20-inch alloy wheels, a tweaked front bumper and gloss-black inserts on the side sills and rear diffuser.
The list of standard safety kit includes automatic emergency braking (AEB), traffic-sign recognition and lane-keeping assistance. Two Isofix mounts for child seats are fitted in the back of the car, but a head-up display and adaptive cruise control are options. It’s a shame that blind-spot monitoring – a standard feature on the Tesla Model S and Tesla Model 3 – is reserved for the options list (it's part of a Lane Change Assist pack).
In terms of crash protection, the standard Taycan achieved a five-star rating from Euro NCAP – as did the Model S. However, whiplash protection for adults sitting in the front or back was found to be marginal, which is a little disappointing.
Reliability is much harder to predict. After all, the Taycan is the first Porsche electric car in more than 100 years. The German brand finished a relatively disappointing 25th out of 31 manufacturers in our latest 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey.