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Porsche Reveals GTS Versions of 718 Boxster and Cayman

October 21, 2017

Porsche GTS 718 Boxster and Cayman
Sharper design and greater performance, this sums up the 2018 Porsche 718 GTS Models.

Porsche is expanding the mid-engine 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman model lines with new GTS models.

A newly developed intake plenum and an optimized turbocharger increase the output of the 2.5 liter flat-four cylinder engine to 272kW. This is 11 kW more than on the 718 S models and up to 26 kW more compared to the previous generation of naturally aspirated Boxster and Cayman GTS variants.

Porsche GTS 718 Boxster and Cayman
The new Porsche 718 GTS Models.

Like all 718 model variants, the new GTS derivatives come standard with a six-speed manual transmission to allow the most fun driving experience, but a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission is also available as an option.

Porsche GTS 718 Boxster and Cayman
The new Porsche 718 GTS Models.

With the GTS upgrades, Porsche says both the Cayman and Boxter can sprint from zero to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds, and tops out at around 290km/h. Performance is further enhanced with Porsche’s Active Suspension System and Porsche Torque Vectoring with a mechanical rear differential. All of this is standard equipment on the GTS models.

Porsche GTS 718 Boxster and Cayman
The new Porsche 718 GTS Models.

In terms of appearance, the GTS models set themselves apart through distinct visual differences. The Sport Design front fascia underscores the performance of the car. Tinted front indicator lights and taillights, model designations in black, a black lower rear fascia, and black tips on the centrally mounted standard Sport Exhaust System make the GTS models stand out. Black GTS designations on the doors and matte black 20-inch wheels complete the particularly dynamic appearance.

Porsche GTS 718 Boxster and Cayman
The new Porsche 718 GTS Models.

The Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster GTS are already available for order, with deliveries expected to begin in Q2 of 2018 in various parts of the world. It is not known when the GTS models will be available in SA, but they will start at around R1,08Mil when available probably sometime in the second half of next year.

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