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Porsche unleashes more powerful 718 Cayman GTS, Boxer GTS

Porsche unleashes more powerful 718 Cayman GTS, Boxer GTS image

Jose Altoveros / Porsche | October 18, 2017 14:57

2018 Porsche Boxer GTS, Cayman GTS gets more power and visual upgrades

In a bid to cater to more performance and driver oriented clients, Porsche has recently revealed the new GTS variant for both the 718 Cayman and Boxer. Officially revealed as a 2018 model, the new Cayman GTS and Boxer GTS gets a host of performance enhancements and subtle visual upgrades as well.

Porsche launches more powerful 718 Cayman GTS, Boxer GTS

Starting off with the GTS's performance figures, total power output of the 2.5-liter flat-four turbocharged engine is now rated at 365 PS, which is 15 PS more than the 718 S variants and 35 PS more than the previous-gen Cayman/Boxer GTS. Torque is also up to 430 Nm for the optional 7-speed PDK transmission and 419 Nm for the 6-speed manual, which comes standard. Power upgrades come from a new intake system and changes to the turbocharger.

Porsche launches more powerful 718 Cayman GTS, Boxer GTS

Thanks to the increase in performance, the Posrche says both GTS variants now do 0-97 km/h in 3.9-seconds with a top speed of 290 km/h. In order to further enchance performance, Porsche has also added their Active Suspension System and Torque Vectoring with a mechanical rear differential as standard on the GTS.

Visually, the 718 GTS looks identical to other 718 models from a far. However, Porsche has slightly tweaked the GTS to distinguish itself from other 718 variants. The headlights and tailights on the GTS are tinted black combined with a slightly revised front bumper and a more prominent rear diffuser. The 20-inch wheels are also finshed in black with black badging all over the body to complete the sportier treatment.

Porsche launches more powerful 718 Cayman GTS, Boxer GTS

Inside, one gets treated to a plethora of Alcantara found throughout the interior. Porsche's Sport Chrono Package comes standard on the GTS and comes with a centrally mounted chronometer.

Deliveries of the 2018 718 Boxer GTS and Cayman GTS are expected to begin in March 2018.