Porsche adds two sports cars with capital letters to its range of models with central engine: the 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 and the 718 Boxster GTS 4.0. The new two-seater are powered by the same six-cylinder, 400 horsepower boxer engine that uses the 718 Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4. In combination with the six-speed manual gearbox and the sports exhaust system, they offer exceptional power delivery and a unique driving experience. They accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.5 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 293 km / h.
Thanks to the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) series sports suspension, as well as a ground clearance that is reduced by 20 millimeters and the Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with rear mechanical self-locking, this new generation of GTS achieves an excellent balance between dynamism and comfort for daily use. The Sport Chrono pack that they carry as standard equipment and incorporating the evolved Porsche Track Precision application also emphasizes the athletic character of these sports cars with a central motor. Other highlights of the GTS models are the design elements in black contrast and an interior in Alcantara.
The 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 has a final price in Spain of 94,580 euros, while the 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 is 96,888 euros. Both will arrive at dealerships from
end of March 2020.
As in the 718 Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4, the powerful four-liter engine is characterized by its extraordinary efficiency. The adaptive cylinder control, which alternately disconnects one of the low load benches; Direct fuel injection with piezo injectors and a variable intake system also contribute to vehicle efficiency. The GTS engine impresses with its immediate response. It reaches effortlessly 7,800 rpm and thanks to the standard sports exhaust system with control valves, it also enjoys the acoustic advantages of the captivating sound provided by the six-cylinder engine. The 718 GTS 4.0 models have the dual exhaust outlet and the gasoline particulate filter of the 718 Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4. The lower rear section, developed specifically for the GTS and in which the exhaust pipes are integrated, has a black contrast design.
With its exceptional precision of
handling, agility and cornering behavior, the chassis also promises an exciting driving experience. It combines the dynamism and a comfort of suspension that facilitates the daily use of the vehicle. The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system is part of the standard equipment and its effectiveness is complemented by that chassis lowered by 20 millimeters compared to the other versions of the model.
Optionally, this PASM sports suspension can reduce the distance from the body to the ground by another 10 millimeters. Other components included as standard and performance-oriented are Porsche Stability Management (PSM) stability control with a PSM Sport mode that can be independently selected, the Sport Chrono pack to which the Porsche Track Precision App is associated, the Porsche Active active supports Drivetrain Mounts (PADM) and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with rear mechanical self-locking.
Contrast details in dark tone enhance the sport status of the GTS. These include the spoiler lip, the air intakes of the Sport Design front in black, the front fog lights, the rear lights and the redesigned lower part of the rear bumper.
Inside, the dark upholsteries in Alcantara create a sporty and elegant atmosphere. It is used in the central part of the Sport Seats Plus seats as standard, as well as in the steering wheel ring, the center console, the gear lever and the armrests of both doors. In 718 Cayman GTS 4.0, the Alcantara also covers the A-pillars and the roof in the passenger compartment. The optional GTS interior pack adds a color note, which can be carmine red or chalk. That tone stands out in the revolution counter, seat belts and all decorative seams, including the embroidery of the GTS emblem on the head restraints and the word Porsche with a black flange on the floor mats. The moldings and the finish of the center console are made of carbon.
The 718 GTS 4.0 models come standard with the Porsche Communication Management (PCM), which has a seven-inch high resolution touch screen, and the Sport Chrono pack, which includes the improved Track Precision App. This application for mobile phones, which comes from the competition, shows the performance related data on the PCM screen when it is rolled in a circuit and records it for later analysis. The online navigation module with real-time traffic information, voice control and the Porsche Connect can be requested as an option, just like the high-end BOSE Surround and Burnester Surround sound systems. .