New Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster GTS Detailed In 85 Pics

Until Porsche gives us a new GT4 version of the 718 models, the new GTS will be the most focused variant of the Boxster and Cayman on sale.

Porsche has released a detailed gallery of the new GTS versions of its mid-engined sports cars, giving us a better look on what the differences are from the “regular” S models.

Porsche has updated the turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-four engine with a redeveloped intake duct and an optimized turbocharger with variable turbine geometry and a larger compressor that also comes with more boost pressure. Instead of the maximum 1.1 bar the 718 S models make, the new GTS is now capable of 1.3 bars of boost pressure.

Maximum output is rated now at 361hp (365PS), 15hp more than the regular 718 S versions, while torque is rated at 317lb-ft (430Nm) when fitted with the optional PDK dual-clutch transmission and at 309lb-ft (420Nm) with the standard six-speed manual gearbox.

The new Porsche 718 GTS models come with the Sports Chrono Package as standard. When fitted with the PDK transmission, Porsche claims a 0-62mph in 4.1 seconds, 0.1 seconds faster than the S versions, while the manual version takes 4.6 seconds for the same procedure. Top speed on both cases is set at a rather pleasing 180mph (290km/h).

The chassis in the 718 GTS sits 10mm lower compared to the S and features the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) as standard, as well as a mechanical limited-slip differential with torque vectoring. Standard steel brakes measure 330mm in diameter up front and 299mm at the rear. A sports exhaust with black tailpipes is also standard. Porsche offers an even more focused PASM sports chassis option, which lowers the car by 20mm.

Porsche says that the outcome of these revisions is a 7min 40sec lap time on the Nurburgring, two seconds faster compared to the 718 Cayman S and 13 seconds faster than the previous Cayman GTS.

Visually, both the 718 Boxster and the Cayman GTS can be spotted by their standard 20-inch Carrera S wheels, as well as by the -typical for GTS models- black tinted headlights and taillights, the new Sport Design front apron and the black rear apron, and of course the black GTS badging.

Porsche has already opened the order books for the new 718 GTS models in Europe, with US sales set to begin this March.

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  • I just read review from George Kacher literally few hours ago. And unfortunately he felt that GTS full potential is not fully unleashed by Porsche, the major turn off would be 10k Euro more than S model, which performance wise, isn’t much of a difference.

  • nastinupe

    Not really that much difference from the “S”. That’s a lot of extra change for 15 additional hp and a revised front and rear spoiler. I’m not impressed.

    • jaguarjaonzz

      That’s not even a “revised” front and rear ! it’s the sport design that you can have painted or nor on every 718 model. “S” or not…

    • exeptor

      I’m not saying you are not right, but recently I saw a review (unfortunately I can’t recall the car) where the difference between the standard and moded car was around 15-20hp yet the difference in the whole experience justified the same percentage of price difference as it is here. So the horsepower is not the only thing when we speak about GTS. Yet I think you have more experience with porsches so you can say more.

      • nastinupe

        You’re right. Perhaps this article doesn’t touch on all of the improvements over the S. For instance, if this car had bigger brakes, larger tires as standard, additional equipment as standard, etc then I would be more impressed. That’s what the GTS originally was. It was an upgrade package with an additional 25 – 30 HP for a bargain price. Now it seems like Porsche has become stingy. Now they are offering less HP and less standard options for the GTS price.

  • smartacus

    what’s up with that video?
    All of the sudden everything slooooows down then speedsupallofthesuddenthen sloooows doooown agaiiin thennnn zip,it’sbacktofast.

  • Six Thousand Times

    My only problem with it is that for a mid-engined car, that sure is quite a lot happening at the front for air intakes. I really think Porsche could have stopped designing long before they actually did.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    My preferred Porsche.

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