The Porsche Boxster and Cayman have evolved through the years, starting out as underpowered entry-level sports cars to what many now consider as legitimate mid-engined alternatives to the 911. The new Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS now reaffirm this.
The Gran Turismo Sport (GTS) name has always been linked with performance and handling, both on the track and on the road. These new GTS models continue the tradition that can be traced back to the mid-engined 1963 904 GTS.
These high-performance GTS twins are equipped with a more powerful version of the familiar 3.4-liter flat-six engine that produces an additional 15hp and 10Nm over the S models. The Boxster GTS is rated at 330hp and 370Nm, while the Cayman GTS is rated at 340hp and 380Nm. Both GTS models come standard with a six-speed manual transmission; PDK is available as an option for those who prefer a two-pedal setup.
When equipped with the optional PDK, the Boxster GTS will hit 100kph in 4.7 seconds. The slightly more powerful Cayman GTS will reach 100kph in 4.6 seconds. The Boxster GTS MT has a top speed of 280kph, while the Cayman GTS MT can hit 285kph. Porsche Active Suspension Management, the Sport Chrono package, 20-inch Carrera S wheels, sports seats and leather interior with Alcantara trim come standard on both GTS models.
Both models will go on sale this coming May. In the UK and Ireland, the Boxster GTS will sell for £52,879 (P3.92 million) and the Cayman GTS for £55,397 (P4.1 million). Don't you wish they had the same prices over here?