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Porsche introduces GTS variants for Boxster and Cayman

Our Bureau | Updated on January 24, 2018

Porsche Boxster GTS

Porsche Cayman GTS

The top-of-the-line variants of these mid-engine sports cars get more powerful engines and adaptive chassis

Porsche will now offer the coveted GTS badge for its Boxter and Cayman models for the first time ever. The addition of the legendary “Gran Tourismo Sport” title essentially means that the top variants of these two cars will go faster, and handle better. These mid-engine sports models will now feature up-tuned engines and the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) chassis.

The Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS will feature the same six-cylinder 3.4 litre boxer engines that are found on the Boxster S and Cayman S. But the engines on the GTS variants are fine-tuned to deliver an additional 15 hp.

The Boxster GTS’s output is now 330 hp, while the Cayman GTS produces 340 hp. Peak torque is also up by 10 Nm in each model. The Sport Chrono package is now a part of the standard package in the GTS.

The coming together of the standard Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) gearbox and Sport Plus mode translates into sprints from 0-100 kmph in 4.7 seconds for the Boxster GTS, with the Cayman GTS a tenth of a second faster. The Boxster GTS can reach a top speed of 279 kmph, and the Cayman GTS can now reach 283 kmph. The new top models achieve an overall fuel consumption of 8.2 litres per 100 km, the manufacturer claims in a press statement.

The GTS badge on these two models also brings along PASM as standard, which offers the driver a choice of sportier or more comfortable settings at the press of a button. Like other Porsche GTS models, both two-seaters come with standard sports seats and leather interiors enhanced with Alcantara elements, the company said in the official release.

The GTS variants will also feature exclusive visual elements to set them apart from other variants, such as a distinctive front and modified rear end, blackened bi-xenon headlights – with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) – and taillights as well as silky black gloss exterior lettering.

The new Boxster and Cayman GTS models are available for order at Porsche dealerships across India. The ex-showroom price (Delhi) for the Boxster GTS is ₹1.15 crore and ₹1.17 crore for the Cayman GTS.

Published on March 26, 2015

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