Porsche Boxster GTS & Cayman GTS
A vitamin diet for the Porsche Cayman and Boxster with new GTS versions.
The “GTS” designator means “Gran Turismo Sport” in the Porsche lexicon and traces its roots to the 1963 904 Carrera GTS. More recently, the GTS denomination has been applied to the 911, Cayenne and Panamera, but never to the entry level sports cars models.
On the engine side, the recipe applied to the 3.4 liters flat six engine results in a gain of 10 Nm in torque and 15hp in power. Porsche maintains a differential in torque and power between the Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS, the former putting out 370Nm and 330hp at 6700 rpm, the latter 380 Nm and 340hp at 7400 rpm. The 0-100 km/h acceleration time is claimed at 4.6 seconds with the Cayman GTS PDK, 4.7s with the Boxster GTS PDK. Top speed are respectively 281 and 285 km/h. The GTS variants are equiped with 20 inch Carrera-S rims dressed with 235/35 front tires and 265/35 rear tires.
A discrete cosmetic treatment sets the GTS versions apart from their siblings, with specific front and rear designs, darkened headlights, Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) as standard equipment and satin black model lettering. The sport chrono pack comes as standard equipment as well, but the PDK twin clutch gearbox remains an option. Full leather interior with alcantara inserts and sports seat are standard equipment as well.
Market launch will take place in May 2014. Prices in Germany are set at €69,949 for the Boxster GTS, €73,757 for the Cayman GTS, VAT included. In Switzerland, official pricing is CHF 93‘400 for the roadster (+11’500 CHF compared with the Boxster S) and CHF 101‘600 for the coupe (+13’300 CHF versus the Cayman S).