718 GTS Models Revealed
Porsche has revealed GTS versions of both the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman. The new models utilise the same 2.5-litre, four-cylinder flat ‘boxer’ engine from the 718 S, though the unit boasts increased horsepower, up 15hp to 365hp with torque also up from 310lb ft to 317lb ft. That’s an increase of 35hp over the outgoing six-cylinder normally-aspirated 981 GTS models, which has been achieved through the use of a new engine map and a redesigned air intake system. Power is available from as low down as 1,900rpm up to 5,000rpm.
Both a six-speed manual gearbox or seven-speed PDK double-clutch transmission are available. As you might expect from previous GTS models, standard equipment includes the Sport Chrono Package, Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with a mechanical rear axle limited slip differential and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), lowering the car by 10 millimetres. The traditional 62mph marker can be reached in 4.1 seconds, with identical top speeds of 180mph for both cars. Fuel efficiency is up to 34.4 mpg (combined), C02 registers at 186g/km.
On the outside 718 GTS models can be identified via a new Sport Design front apron, black-tinted Bi-Xenon headlights, tinted rear light clusters, and a black rear apron. The GTS gets the standard 718 sports exhaust system with centrally positioned exhaust tailpipes, also painted black. Its striking 20-inch wheels are finished in satin black, naturally there are matching Black GTS logos dotted around too. Alcantara trim covers much of the interior, the sports seats Plus are electronically adjustable.
The 718 Cayman GTS is priced from £59,866.00, the 718 Boxster GTS is priced from £61,727.00. The 718 GTS models are available to order now, delivers in the UK and Ireland are expected from mid-December 2017.