Tailored for sporting responsiveness and athletic style, Porsche is expanding the choice of its two-seat mid-engined sports cars with the introduction of the new 718 Boxster GTS and 718 Cayman GTS.
In true Porsche GTS spirit, the output of the 2.5-litre, four-cylinder flat ‘boxer’ engine has been increased to 365bhp courtesy of a new intake system and an optimised turbocharger. These improvements generate 15bhp more power compared with the 718 S model, and up to 35bhp more power than the prior GTS models. A manual six-speed gearbox is standard, with the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) double-clutch transmission available as an option.
Standard equipment includes the Sport Chrono Package, Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with a mechanical rear axle limited slip differential and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), which lowers the body by ten millimetres.
More power for more performance
The maximum torque of 430Nm provides responsive levels of acceleration, and furthermore, this pulling power is developed between 1900 and 5000 rpm for greater in-gear flexibility. When combined with the PDK and Launch Control function of the Sport Chrono Package, each GTS model can accelerate from zero to 62mph in 4.1 seconds. The top speed for both models is 180mph. The 718 Boxster GTS and 718 Cayman GTS offer fuel efficiency of up to 34.4mpg Combined, corresponding to 186g/km CO2.
Black styling cues hint at sporting emphasis
The GTS models stand out among the 718 range not only in terms of their dynamic technology, but also their styling. The new Sport Design front apron hints at its sporting character. As is typical for GTS models, the front light modules and the Bi-Xenon headlights are black-tinted. At the rear, the tinted tail lights, black logos, black apron and centrally positioned black tailpipes of the standard sports exhaust system give the GTS its distinct appearance. Black GTS logos at the base of the doors and 20-inch wheels painted in black (satin finish) further differentiate these models.
Porsche Track Precision App
The stopwatch of the Sport Chrono Package (included as standard) is integrated as a central component of the fascia. The seats feature Alcantara centres, as is customary in a Porsche GTS model. The sports seats Plus with GTS logos on the headrests can be electronically adjusted in two ways and provide increased lateral support and comfort. In addition, the interior features a high proportion of Alcantara; on the steering wheel trim, centre console and armrests, for example. Furthermore, drivers with a particular passion for sports driving are assisted by the Porsche Track Precision App, which enables the driver to automatically record, display and analyse driving data on their smartphone.
The 718 GTS models are available to order now and arrive in Porsche Centres in the UK and Ireland from mid-December 2017:
|Model||RRP incl. VAT|
|718 Cayman GTS||from £59,866.00|
|718 Boxster GTS||from £61,727.00|
Customers will also be invited to explore the potential of their new car, and further develop their own skills behind the wheel, by participating in a bespoke driving experience around the Porsche Experience Centre track at Silverstone.
Edited by: Glen Smale
Images by: Porsche