Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster GTS revealed
More power and added kit for new GTS versions of the Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster
Porsche has added range topping GTS models to the Cayman and Boxster lineups, with both making use of a tuned 361bhp 2.5-litre turbocharged flat-four and featuring a wealth of extra standard equipment.
Visually, black exterior detailing and black-tinted Bi-Xenon headlamps mark out the Cayman and Boxster GTS. Black GTS badging and tinted rear lamp clusters also feature, along with 20-inch satin finished alloy wheels.
Porsche has upped the power output of the 2.5-litre flat four by 15bhp over the 718 S models thanks to the use of a new air intake system and a tweaked turbocharger. Over the previous generation Cayman and Boxster GTS, which both made use of the larger six-cylinder engine, the new versions have a 35bhp advantage despite the smaller engine.
A six-speed manual gearbox comes fitted as standard, but Porsche does offer a PDK dual-clutch automatic gearbox as an option on both 718 GTS models.
Paired with the PDK gearbox, Porsche claims each of the GTS models can hit 0-62mph in 4.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 180mph. Fuel economy is claimed at 34.4mpg and CO2 emission of 186g/km.
Opting for the GTS models also brings a load of extra standard equipment, including the Sport Chrono package, Porsche Torque Vectoring with rear limited slip differential and Porsche Active Suspension management, which lowers the ride by 10mm. An Alcantara steering wheel, centre console and armrests also feature.
Prices for the 718 Cayman and Boxster GTS start from £59,866 and £61,727 respectively; that’s a premium of £8,013 over the 718 S models. First customers will take delivery in mid-December and be invited to a bespoke driving experience at Porsche’s Experience Centre at Silverstone.
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