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Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo 2021 assessment | Autocar

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What’s it?

A distinct form of hybrid. This time it’s not a mix of two totally different powertrains, however two totally different physique kinds.

Think about you had a Taycan Cross Turismo however denuded it of all of the plastic add on bits that make it look a bit of extra rugged after which dropped its journey top again to that of a Taycan saloon – or no matter you wish to name it. The result’s the Sport Turismo.

So it’s both good, combining the additional rear headroom and boot area of the Cross Turismo however a lot of the dealing with prowess of the saloon, or pointless because it’s not as sensible because the Cross Turismo nor as dynamic as the saloon. All of it is determined by your perspective and, after all, whether or not you’ve tried one or not…

I used to be solely allowed to drive the saloon GTS on the monitor, however solely acquired to drive the Sport Turismo on the highway and whereas I drove one minutes after the opposite, I might solely write about it weeks later. Nope, me neither.

What’s it like?

I fall firmly into the ‘better of each worlds’ reasonably than the ‘jack of all trades’ camp. For a begin, in case your bottom actually can inform that this automobile is 15kg heavier than the saloon – which may also be expressed as two thirds of 1 per cent of its whole weight – it’s you who must be doing this job and never I.

Equally given it now has the identical arrange because the saloon, for those who detect the degradation in dealing with proficiency wrought by that larger roofline and consequently elevated centre of gravity, you’ve missed your vocation as one of many world’s nice chassis engineers.

As far as I might detect in admittedly reasonably totally different environments, the Sport Turismo and Taycan saloon go, cease and steer identically.


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