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.

Best sports cars 2017

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.

What do you make of the 718 Cayman and Boxster GTS variants? Tell us below!

Recommended

Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman GTS 4.0 PDK automatic launched
Porsche Boxster

Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman GTS 4.0 PDK automatic launched

Porsche has dampened down the driver involvement for its 718 GTS models with a new seven-speed dual-clutch PDK automatic gearbox
8 Sep 2020
BMW M2 CS vs Porsche 718 Cayman GTS vs Alpine A110 S
Performance cars

BMW M2 CS vs Porsche 718 Cayman GTS vs Alpine A110 S

The new BMW M2 CS is the most hardcore M2 yet, but is it a match for the Porsche 718 Cayman GTS and Alpine A110 S?
22 Aug 2020
Used Porsche 718 Cayman review
Porsche Cayman

Used Porsche 718 Cayman review

A full used buyer’s guide on the Porsche 718 Cayman Mk3 that has been on sale since 2016
19 May 2020
Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 vs Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R
Porsche Cayman

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 vs Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R

Hardcore Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 and Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R lock horns in track showdown
28 Mar 2020

Most Popular

New 2021 BMW M3 launched with huge grille and 503bhp
BMW 3 Series M3 Coupe

New 2021 BMW M3 launched with huge grille and 503bhp

The new sixth-generation BMW M3 Competition saloon gets a 503bhp straight-six engine and four-wheel-drive
22 Sep 2020
Energy firms want the right to switch off electric cars charging at home
Electric cars

Energy firms want the right to switch off electric cars charging at home

New powers being sought to allow energy providers to turn off high-drain devices to manage electricity network
18 Sep 2020
New Honda Civic Type R 2020 review
Honda Civic Type R

New Honda Civic Type R 2020 review

We find out if the revised Honda Civic Type R can stay at the top of the hot hatch class
22 Sep 2020