2024 Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo Specs
Porsche’s electric duo, Taycan Sport and Cross Turismo, are preparing for a mid-cycle refresh just ahead of the arrival of competitors like the BMW i5 Touring and Audi A6 Avant E-Tron. A new spy video reveals rigorous testing of the Taycan Sport Turismo on the demanding Nürburgring circuit.
Model Evolution and Expected Release
Porsche first launched the Taycan in a sedan body style for the 2020 model year. This was followed by the Cross Turismo in 2021 and the Sport Turismo in 2022. With a full range update projected for 2024, we can anticipate a market launch towards the end of this year or potentially in early 2024.
Unveiling the Facelift Design
At this stage, discerning whether the Taycan Sport Turismo prototype carries any camouflage paint matching its body color or represents a pre-facelift model is challenging. Regardless, we can expect subtle design updates akin to the company’s recent internal combustion engine vehicles.
Anticipated GT Sedan and Performance Figures
A significant introduction with the facelift is likely to be the much-speculated GT sedan. While it remains to be seen if the wagon will receive a high-performance counterpart, the luxury EV market is shifting beyond SUVs. The current Taycan’s performance pinnacle is the Turbo S, boasting an output of 616 hp (temporarily peaking at 750 hp), enabling a 0-60 mph sprint in 2.6 seconds and a top speed of approximately 162 mph.
Battery Options and Potential New Top-Range Model
Taycan buyers can currently choose between two battery options: 79.2 and 93.4 kWh. There are rumors of a new range-topping Taycan Turbo GT with nearly 1,000 hp, potentially outperforming the Tesla Model S Plaid on the dragstrip. Indeed, the current Turbo S already outpaced Tesla, setting a faster lap time by over two seconds at the Nürburgring last summer.
Porsche’s Electrification Strategy
Porsche is busy with recent updates to the Cayenne, final touches on the revised Panamera, a 911 facelift, and the 718’s electric replacement. However, with the company aiming for EVs to represent over 80% of annual sales by 2030, the focus is clearly on electric mobility. This goal won’t be achievable with just the Taycan models, paving the way for the 2024 Macan EV and 2025 718 EV, followed by an electric Cayenne and a larger three-row SUV later this decade.
2024 Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo Launch Date and Pricing Details
The refreshed Taycan Sport Turismo is expected to hit the market either late this year or early in 2024, showcasing Porsche’s commitment to innovative electric mobility. As for pricing, no official details have been released yet. However, given the Taycan’s current price range and the rumored introduction of a new top-of-the-line Turbo GT model, prospective buyers can anticipate a price reflecting the model’s high-performance and luxury features. Exact figures will become clear closer to the official launch date.