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The Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo is an electric four-door saloon that combines practicality with superb electric performance. A sportier version of the Taycan Saloon with a lower suspension, the Taycan Sport Turismo is an excellent option for families looking for an exhilarating electric lease car.
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The Taycan Sport Turismo follows the classic Porsche design with large wheel arches and an aerodynamic body. You get the same front end as the Taycan Saloon but an extended roof line at the rear with a lip spoiler.
As a four-door saloon, the Taycan Sport Turismo has more than enough room to accommodate a family. In the front, there's plenty of space for a pair of six-footers, and you get more space than in the Tesla Model S or Audi e-tron GT. Those in the rear benefit from the extended roofline and have more space than the regular Taycan.
Boot space comes in at 446 litres, which is a 40-litre increase compared to the Taycan Saloon. Thanks to the extended rear end, the boot is a much better space and can easily carry bigger items, and you can fold the rear seats down to increase space further. You also get an 84-litre front boot under the bonnet.
There's not much difference between the inside of the Taycan Sport Turismo and Taycan Saloon, meaning you get a fantastic interior. The dashboard feels well-built, and every touchpoint feels upmarket, and the seats are comfortable and come with eight-way adjustment as standard.
On the dashboard, you get a dual screen set up. There's a 10.9-inch screen high on the dash that covers the infotainment system, while the lower 8.4-inch display covers climate control features. Both screens are responsive and feature haptic feedback but don't feature as many traditional buttons as we'd like.
Behind the steering wheel, you get a massive 16.8-inch curved display that's built nicely into the dash and shows all the required driver information in crystal-clear graphics.
Five trim levels are available for the Taycan Sport Turismo: Sport Turismo, 4S, GTS, Turbo, and Turbo S.
Sport Turismo has 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, LED interior lighting, two-zone climate control, a partial leather interior, a leather steering wheel, a fabric roof lining, eight-way electric front seats, adaptive cruise control, park assist, keyless start, and a rear-view camera.
4S has LED headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus, thermally insulated glass all around, and door sills in brushed aluminium.
GTS adds 20-inch wheels and adds a stiffer suspension.
Turbo has bigger front brakes, heated rear seats, a leather interior trim, 14-way powered front seats, and a 14-speaker Bose speaker system.
Turbo S adds 21-inch alloy wheels, 18-way adaptive sports seats, and an exclusive 761bhp powertrain.
The Taycan Sport Turismo has five power outputs to choose from, ranging from 408bhp to 762bhp. All come with an automatic transmission and have either front or all-wheel drive.
The entry-level Sport Turismo kicks off the range with a single electric motor that produces 408bhp and is powered by a 71kWh battery, providing up to 268 miles of range. Although the entry-level unit, it's more than good enough for the casual driver, shooting from 0-62mph in just 5.4 seconds and topping out at 143mph.
The next option is the 4S, which adds an extra electric motor on the front axle for four-wheel drive and, returns a power output of 530bhp and shoots from 0-62mph in four seconds.
The mid-range option is the GTS, which is our pick of the bunch. Coming with 590bhp and doing 0-62mph in just 3.7 seconds, it boasts several performance tweaks, such as a lower suspension and the optional 84kWh battery, which can extend range to a maximum of 304 miles.
The range-toppers are the Turbo and Turbo S, which return a whopping 680 and 762bhp. These two are the option if you're looking for ridiculous straight-line speed, with them achieving 0-62mph in 3.2 and 2.8 seconds. Yes, you read that right!
All versions come with rapid charge capabilities of 225kW for the smaller battery and 268kW for the larger battery, meaning they can charge from 10-80% in around 20 minutes.
The Taycan is regarded as one of the best-handling EVs on the market, and the Sport Turismo lives up to this expectation. Although a pretty heavy car, the steering is responsive and engaging, and there's plenty of grip, so it's easy to know the car's limit when cornering at speed.
Thanks to the sheer range of power options available, there's also a great amount of choice depending on driving preference. If you want a more relaxed drive around town, the single-motor setup is easy to use, while if you're looking for rapid performance, the range-toppers certainly deliver.
Four driving modes are available: Normal, Sport, Sport Plus, and Individual. All adjust the driving settings, including accelerator responsive, steering weight, ride height, and firmness of the suspension.
We'd suggest sticking with Normal in most environments. It returns the most comfort and deals well with bumps in the road and potholes at low speeds. Sport Plus is the most aggressive, which stiffens the suspension and makes the steering heavy to return the best performance on a twisty road.
The only downside to the Taycan Sport Turismo is its long-range capabilities. Although it's a more than capable long-distance cruiser, expect a real-world range of around the 250-mile mark, which is less than the Tesla Model S and Mercedes EQS.
Prices for the new Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo start from £80,200.00 OTR* or to lease from £1,030.12 per month.
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*' On the road' price correct at time of publication and includes one year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee and number plate fee. Prices are subject to change; always check with your nearest retailer.