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Five world premieres as Porsche showcases future at LA Auto Show

Porsche is cruising into the future in three lanes, using the LA Auto Show to reveal the new 718 Cayman GT4 RS, the 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport, the Taycan GTS, the Taycan GTS Sport Turismo and the Panamera Platinum Edition.

The absolute star of that line-up is the GT4 RS and its Clubsport sibling, with the former representing the new flagship of the 718 family, and an uncompromising driver’s car designed to impress with its lightweight construction.

Featuring an extremely agile chassis tuning, sophisticated aerodynamics and unique soundtrack, it has a 368kW naturally aspirated six-cylinder boxer engine at its heart, and 450Nm of torque at its wheels.

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The low-ratio Porsche dual clutch transmission (PDK) underpins its incredible acceleration, with the 718 Cayman GT4 RS sprinting from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.4 seconds, with a top speed of 315 km/h.

“California has been a kind of second home for Porsche for many decades. In 2018, we introduced the current generation of the 911 in Los Angeles. Now we are presenting the high-performance version of our mid-engined coupé – the 718 GT4 RS,” Porsche AG Chairman Oli-ver Blume said.

At the same time, the 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport racing version celebrates its premiere in Los Angeles. From 2022, the customer sports car will be launched in multiple national and international racing series.

2022 Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo
2022 Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo

Joining the duo are the new Taycan GTS and Taycan GTS Sport Turismo. With a range of up to 504km, the new Taycan GTS is the first representative of the model series to hit the 500km mark.

The new derivative is the sporty all-rounder of the model range. With up to 440kW of over-boost when using launch control, its power is impressive. The chassis and optional rear-axle steering are specifically adapted to the GTS as well.

The exterior and interior are distinctive. It’s joined at the LA LA Auto Show by the third body variant of the first all-electric Porsche model series; the Taycan GTS Sport Turismo.

The newcomer shares its sporty silhouette and rearward-sloping roof line with the Taycan Cross Turismo. Another feature they have in common is the functional design of the luggage compartment, which offers more than 1,200-litres of load capacity.

Both model variants will roll out to dealers in 2022. Further engine options for the Sport Turismo will follow.

“These days it’s hard to picture the streets of California without our Taycan electric sports car. The new Taycan GTS models expand our portfolio even further,” Blume said.

The final vehicle to be unveiled is the 2022 Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition, which Exhaust Notes Australia has already reported on; a vehicle that combines elegant, sporty design and high-quality equipment at an attractive price.

Full details for all five new model variants are available from your local Porsche dealer, including pricing, Australian specifications, and delivery timetables.

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