Porsche spices up the 718 Boxster and Cayman with GTS variants


Shortly after unveiling the Cayman e-volution, claimed to be faster than a 911 GT3 from 0 to 100 km/h, Porsche has added even more “oomph” to its already potent 718 Cayman and Boxster models with the GTS variant.

There have been significant upgrades to the new Boxster and Cayman including a newly developed intake plenum and an optimised turbocharger which increases output from the 2.5-litre flat-four engine to 365 hp along with a savoury 430 Nm of torque. That’s 15 hp more that the 718 S models launched earlier this year in Malaysia.

Both the GTS extensions come with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard takes with Porsche’s famed 7-speed dual-clutch PDK gearbox as an option. With the optional PDK transmission, 0 to 100 km/h will take just 3.9 seconds to hit – onward to a top speed of 180 mph.

Other standard equipment includes the Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) including a mechanical rear-differential lock, Sport Chrono Package and the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM). The PASM is set to reduce ride height by 1cm compared to the standard suspension on the 718 Boxster and Cayman.

The GTS models wear a Sport Design front end with tinted indicator and taillights together with black tips on its standard Sport Exhaust System. They can also be distinguished with black GTS designations on the doors and matte black 20-inch wheels.

On the inside, the GTS comes with a chronometer mounted centrally on the dashboard as part of the standard Sport Chrono Package. The Sport Seats Plus are wrapped in Alcantara with embroidered GTS logos on the headrest.

Also wrapped in Alcantara are the steering wheel, centre console and door armrests. When opted for the Navigation Module and Connect Plus Packages, the standard Sport Chrono Package also offers the Porsche Track Precision App (PTPA). The app allows drivers to automatically record, display, and analyse driving data obtained on closed courses on a smartphone.

Both are expected to arrive in the US early next year with the 718 Cayman GTS retailing at USD $79,800 (approx RM 337k) and the 718 Boxster GTS at USD $81,900 (approx RM 345k).


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718 Cayman GTS

718 Boxster GTS


Pan Eu Jin

Pan Eu Jin

Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.
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