The new 718 Boxster and Cayman GTS will be powered by the same 4.0-litre naturally-aspirated flat-six found in the 718 Spyder and Cayman GT4.
For the near-ultimate mid-ship experience, these two models will now have 400 hp and 419 Nm at their expenses, through a six-speed manual gearbox. Both models will come as standard with the sports exhaust system although the 718 Boxster GTS stand to benefit more with its open-top.
Both models are expected to complete their 0 to 100 km/h runs in just 4.5 seconds with top speed capped at 293 km/h.
It’s a massive departure from the previous Boxster and Cayman GTS variants introduced in 2017 which utilised a 2.5-litre turbocharged flat-four with only 365 hp and 430 Nm.
While the “Sport Design” front end on both the new GTS’ project a largely similar appearance as the 2017 models it replaces, the rear bumper design has been slightly revised.
The dual centre exit exhaust tips from before are now replaced with one on each side. Under the wheel arches are 20-inch light-alloy wheels. Behind them are larger cross-drilled, cast iron brake discs with a 6-pot caliper in the front tasked to cope with the braking needs of the new GTS’.
As standard, ride height is now 20mm lower than the standard 718 models, although the optional Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) lowers the GTS’ by just 10mm.
Inside, Porsche did not bother trying too hard with a typically clean and functional interior, with Alcantara garnishing the seats, steering wheel, gear lever and door trims. The 718 Cayman GTS gets the extra touch with the same Alcantara material applied on the roof lining and A-pillars.
To spice things up, there’s an optional “GTS interior package” which comes with red seat belts and rev meter, along with the GTS emblem embroidered on the headrests and Porsche lettering on the floor mats.
718 Boxster GTS
718 Cayman GTS