The Porsche GTS twins use the same engine as the Cayman GT4 and Spyder models, but it has been detuned by about 20 horsepower to produce 400 horsepower.
In India, the Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 and 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 have been released. The Porsche Cayman GTS is priced at Rs 1.46 crore, while the Porsche Boxster GTS is priced at Rs 1.49 crore. Between the standard 718 Cayman and Boxster models and the track-focused Cayman GT4 and Spyder models, these new GTS models have been placed.
- Porsche Cayman and Boxster GTS are powered by 400hp, 4.0-litre flat-six engine
- GTS models are more road-focused than track-focused GT4/Spyder
- Porsche 718 range in India now includes standard, GTS and GT4 models
Powertrain and underpinnings of the Porsche Cayman GTS and Boxster GTS
A 4.0-litre naturally aspirated flat-six petrol engine powers the Cayman and Boxster GTS mid-engined sportscars. Unlike the previous iteration of the GTS models, which were powered by a 2.5-litre, four-cylinder flat-four engine but were never sold in India, the flat-six engine has been brought back to the GTS range. A 3.4-litre naturally aspirated flat-six engine powered the last generation of Cayman and Boxster GTS models sold in the United States.
In India, this engine is also available on the Cayman GT4 and Spyder models mentioned above. However, in comparison to the GT4-spec 718s’ 420hp and 420Nm of peak torque, the GTS models’ engine produces 400hp and 420Nm of peak torque. Both cars, according to Porsche, were created with everyday usability in mind. The GTS engine also produces more power at lower revs than the track-focused models, with a redline 200rpm lower than the GT4’s motor, topping out at 7,800rpm.
On both models, the engine is mated to a 6-speed manual or Porsche’s PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission. When paired with the PDK gearbox, the engine’s torque output rises to 430Nm. The Cayman and Boxster GTS, according to Porsche, can both sprint from 0 to 100kph in 4.5 seconds, just a tenth slower than the Cayman GT4 and Spyder. The top speed is estimated to be 293 kilometres per hour. The engine also has adaptive cylinder control, which reduces fuel consumption by shutting down half of the cylinders at low engine loads.
The Porsche Active Suspension Management system is standard on the 718 GTS 4.0 models, and the ride height is 20mm lower than the base Cayman and Boxster. In the case of the GT4 models, it’s 30mm. Another standout feature is Porsche’s torque vectoring system, which is included as standard equipment. The GTS models also receive upgraded brakes and a sports exhaust system similar to the GT4 and Spyder.
Exterior and interior highlights of the Porsche Cayman GTS and Boxster GTS
The Cayman and Boxster GTS have cosmetic updates that are subtle but tasteful when compared to the standard models. The front bumpers on both models are GTS-specific, with dark contrast detailing on the spoiler lip and larger air intakes. A dark contrasting treatment is also applied to the rear bumper, which features two exhaust outlets on either end. Tinted front and rear light lenses, ‘GTS 4.0’ badging on the doors, and 20-inch satin black wheels are also included.
Inside, GTS-specific features include Alcantara on the steering wheel and sports seats, as well as a ‘GTS’ logo on the headrests. A 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system is also included. The GTS models retain their analogue instrument cluster dials, which are still a joy to use.
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Cayman GTS and Boxster GTS are Porsche’s rivals
In India, the Porsche 718 Cayman GTS and Boxster GTS have no direct competitors in the mid-engined sportscar segment. They are priced in the middle of the range between the base 718 Cayman and Boxster, which cost Rs 1.25 crore and Rs 1.29 crore, and the GT4 and Spyder, which cost Rs 1.63 crore and Rs 1.60 crore, respectively. In India, however, the Porsche 718 range competes with the Jaguar F-type and the BMW Z4.