Porsche has expanded its mid-engine model range with the new two-seater 718 Boxster GTS and 718 Cayman GTS.
The sports cars’ power has been increased to 365bhp, thanks to a newly developed intake duct and an optimised turbocharger for the 2.5-litre 4-cylinder boxer engine. With these improvements, the engine delivers 15bhp more than the 718 S model and up to 35bhp more than its GTS predecessor models with naturally aspirated engines. The new mid-engine sports cars are available with manual 6-speed transmission or optional 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK).
The maximum torque of 430Nm, available between 1900 and 5000rpm, provides even better acceleration and flexibility values. When combined with the PDK and Sport Chrono Package, the GTS models accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds. The vehicles’ top speed is 290km/h.
The GTS newcomers are equipped with a host of options as standard, such as the Sport Chrono Package, Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with a mechanical rear differential lock and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), which lowers the body by 10 millimetres.
The GTS models stand out within the 718 model line not only in terms of technology, but also in their visual design.
The new Sport Design apron at the front of the vehicle emphasises the sporty character, while the front light modules and the bi-xenon headlights, as is typical for GTS models, are black-tinted. At the rear of the vehicle, the tinted tail-lights, black logos, black rear apron and centrally positioned black tailpipes of the standard sports exhaust system give the GTS its unique appearance. Black GTS logos at the base of the doors, and 20-inch wheels painted in black (satin finish) complete the side view.
GTS genes also shape the interior. The stopwatch of the Sport Chrono Package (included as standard) is integrated as a central component of the dashboard. Both the driver and front passenger can enjoy sports seats, which feature Alcantara centres as with the other Porsche GTS models. 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, which can be found on the steering wheel trim, centre console and armrests, for example.
Check out the GTS members of the Porsche 911 family.