Porsche 718 GTS Boxster and Cayman twins revealed

Doris Richards
October 18, 2017

Compared to the 718 S models, the GTS sports 15 more horsepower thanks to a newly-developed intake duct and an optimized turbocharged for the 2.5-liter four-cylinder boxer engine.

These prices place them firmly at the top of the 718 food chain, with the next cheapest model being the 718 Boxster S at around the 150K mark (give or take a couple of thousand for auto or manual).

The new GTSs can be ordered with either the six-speed manual or seven-speed PDK transmission, and the latter combined with the Sport Chrono's launch control function enables a 0-62mph sprint of 4.1-seconds.

The maximum torque of 317lb ft is available from 1,900 to 5,000rpm.

The last generation Boxster and Cayman marked the first time Porsche offered its performance-oriented "GTS" trim on any of its mid-engine road cars. When outfitted with the PDK, this extra juice helps the 718 GTS crack the 0-60 miles per hour sprint in just 3.9 seconds, charging up to a lofty 180 miles per hour top speed.

By comparison, the earlier Boxster GTS with PDK gearbox boasted a 0-62 miles per hour time of 4.4 seconds and 173-mph (279-km/h) top speed, while the previous Cayman GTS offered figures of 4.3 seconds and 176 miles per hour (283 km/h).

Created to appeal to driving enthusiasts, the model features a new front bumper and tinted lighting units.

"The GTS logos at the bottom of the doors are, you guessed it, also black, as are the 20" wheels, which have a satin finish. (10-mm) reduction in ride height as part of changes brought on by the adoption of Porsche's Active Suspension Management system as standard equipment.

After months of seeing spy photos, the Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman GTS models have been officially announced. Drivers will also find an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel and a standard Sport Chrono Package.

The interior largely carries over and comes equipped with Alcantara sport seats featuring GTS logos embroidered into the headrests.

The Porsche 718 Boxster GTS starts from $82,950 including destination, while the 718 Cayman GTS is priced at $80,850.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

Discuss This Article