The letters GTS have a long legacy in the history of Porsche. The legendary 1963 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS was dominant on the racetrack and turned heads on the street. In the 80s and 90s, the GTS was further refined with the 924 and 928 models. In 2007 the GTS emblem was reintroduced on the Cayenne GTS and later implemented in the 911 and Panamera model lines. The thing that all of these iterations have in common is a specific standard of performance and uniqueness that is required to wear the GTS badge
For the first time, the Porsche Boxster and Porsche Cayman will be offered as GTS models. To differentiate them from standard models, these versions feature more powerful engines and additional performance equipment. The new Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS models are visually defined by unique front and rear fascias, blacked-out Bi-Xenon headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), 20-inch Carrera S wheels, and a sport exhaust system with black tailpipes as standard. The Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS are built specifically for maximum driving pleasure.
The 3.4-liter 6-cylinder boxer engine of the Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS models delivers an additional 15 hp compared to their “S” model counterparts. This means that the Boxster GTS has 330 hp and the Cayman GTS has 340 hp. Torque has been increased by 7 lb.-ft. in each model: 273 lb.-ft. in the Boxster GTS and 280 lb.-ft. in the Cayman GTS. The Sport Chrono package is now a standard feature with either the 6-speed manual or the optional 7-speed Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) transmission. This means with the optional PDK transmission and Sport Plus button activated, the Boxster GTS reaches 60 mph from a standstill in 4.4 seconds and 4.3 seconds in the Cayman GTS. The top track speed for the Boxster GTS is 174 mph with a manual transmission and 177 mph for a Cayman GTS equipped with a manual transmission.
The Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS feature Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) as standard, which offers the choice of sportier or more comfortable ride settings at the press of a button. The 235/35 front and 265/35 rear tires on 20-inch Carrera S wheels provide the perfect setup for a balanced driving experience.
Like other Porsche GTS models, the interior of the Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS feature an Alcantara wrapped steering wheel, headliner, center console, and inserts on the standard Sport Seats Plus. Additional visual elements include GTS nomenclature embroidered into the headrests and printed on the tachometer face.
The Boxster GTS is priced from $73,500 and the Cayman GTS is priced from $75,200. Both models will be available for delivery this summer.
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