Porsche revealed today two new versions of its entry-level models, the Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS. As expected, the new vehicles promise to set new benchmarks, in terms of sportiness, in their segment. For those who don’t know, GTS stands for Gran Turismo Sport and this badge is carried since the legendary 904 Carrera GTS dating back to 1963.
Both models are using the the 3.4-litre engines from the Boxster S and Cayman S and thanks to optimized fine tuning, the power was increased by 15 hp (11 kW). As a result, the Boxster GTS now has an output of 330 hp (243 kW), whilst the Cayman GTS delivers 340 hp (250 kW). Meanwhile, torque increased by 10 Nm in each model.
Using the optional Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) and the active Sport Plus button, the Boxster GTS sprints from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds, while the Cayman GTS is a tenth of a second faster. Regarding the top speed, the Boxster GTS achieves a speed of 281 km/h (174 mph), while the Cayman GTS gas a top speed of 285 km/h or 177 mph.
Overall fuel consumption with PDK is 8.2 l/100 km (9.0 l/100 km with manual transmission). Porsche offers the Cayman GTS and Boxster GTS with plenty of standard features such as PASM, Sport Chrono package, sports seats and leather interiors as well as Alcantara elements. 20-inch Carrera S-wheels are offered for both models.
The new models will be launched from May 2014. With country-specific equipment and VAT the Boxster GTS costs €69,949 and the Cayman GTS costs €73,757 in Germany.