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Beijing 2014 Preview: World premiere of the Porsche Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS

Beijing 2014 Preview: World premiere of the Porsche Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS image

Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: Porsche | posted April 14, 2014 07:50

Both units get the same engine that delivers 15hp more than their S trims.

Porsche is hosting the world premiere of the Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS at the 13th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition.  To be able to sport the GTS badge, these models come with ‘more powerful engines and additional standard equipment’.

The Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS have a mid-mounted 3.4-liter 6-cylinder boxer engine that puts out an additional 15 hp and 7 lb.-ft. of torque compared to their “S” model counterparts.  That allows the Boxster GTS to produce 330 hp and 273 lb.-ft. while the Cayman GTS puts out 340 hp and 280 lb.-ft.

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Running on the Sport Chrono package with the optional PDK transmission and Sport Plus button activated, the Boxster GTS reaches 60 mph from a standstill in 4.4 seconds (4.7 seconds with manual transmission) and 4.3 seconds (4.6 seconds with manual transmission) in the Cayman GTS. The top track speed for the Boxster GTS is 174 mph (173 with PDK) and 177 mph (175 with PDK) for a Cayman GTS.

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Making their China debut is the 919 Hybrid, the 911 RSR racecars and the 918 Spyder showing Porsche’s growing interest in the market.  China is the second largest single market for Porsche after the U.S.A.  Last year, Porsche's sales in China increased by 19.9 percent to a total of 37,425 vehicles.