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Porsche Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS Officially Revealed

  • Porsche Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS officially revealed
  • New models will offer extra power, improved suspension
  • Boxster and Cayman GTS also include stylistic upgrades inside and out

Porsche’s ever-expanding lineup will soon feature two new models. The upscale brand recently revealed the all-new Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS, which add extra performance to the already-sporty Boxster and Cayman lineup.

Based on the highly enjoyable Boxster S and Cayman S, the new GTS models offer a horsepower bump and other revisions. For the Boxster GTS, the power bump brings hp from 315 to 330, while the Cayman GTS increases to 340 horses from the S model’s 325. Torque is also increased, reaching 273 lb-ft in the Boxster GTS and 280 lb-ft in the Cayman, increases of 7 lb-ft over the standard models.

Beyond offering a little extra power, the Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS include a few other performance upgrades. One is a standard Sport Chrono Package, which gives the cars improved throttle response, a dash-mounted stopwatch, and when equipped with the dual-clutch PDK automatic, launch control. The GTS models also offer Porsche’s PASM active suspension as standard equipment.

But the Boxster and Cayman GTS aren’t all about performance. They also boast a few stylish upgrades, ranging from standard 20-inch Carrera S wheels to Alcantara trim inside the cabin. GTS models also include a sport exhaust, giving them an improved exhaust note over typical Boxster S and Cayman S models.

Enthusiasts will also appreciate the transmission options on the Boxster and Cayman GTS. Unlike several recent Porsche models that include only Porsche’s 7-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic, the Boxster and Cayman GTS will also offer a 6-speed manual with three pedals. That means drivers can still row their own gears if they prefer.

Interested in a Boxster or Cayman GTS? Expect the models to reach showrooms this summer, with prices starting at $74,495 with shipping for a Boxster GTS, or $76,195 including destination for a Cayman GTS.

What it means to you: The Porsche Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS offer the ultimate in performance and driving enjoyment for shoppers who prefer the mid-engine driving experience over the rear-engine 911.

Doug Demuro
Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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