Ever since with the 718 models, Porsche has distinctly merged both the Boxster and Cayman together with the Boxster being the open top model and the Cayman having a solid roof. It was also recently that Porsche decided to give these two cars a turbocharged engine as well. Now, in pure Porsche fashion, here is the GTS model which basically means more power for more money.
The new GTS versions of the Cayman and Boxster now have 365hp, 15hp more than the previous S models and 35hp more than last generation’s GTS model. This time around with the GTS, Porsche gives you an option of whether you want a PDK or a manual six-speed transmission. The engine produces 430Nm of torque and you get to toy with it from 1,900 to 5,000 rpm. It hits the century sprint in 4.1 seconds, only if you take the PDK and Sport Chrono Package. The car tops out at 290kmh.
The new Sport Design apron at the front of the vehicle emphasises the vehicles’ sporty character. As is typical for GTS models, the front light modules and the Bi-Xenon headlights are black-tinted. At the rear of the vehicle, the tinted tail lights, black logos, black rear apron and centrally positioned black tailpipes of the standard sports exhaust system give the GTS its unique appearance. Black GTS logos at the base of the doors and 20-inch wheels painted in black (satin finish) complete the side view.
GTS genes also shape the interior. The stopwatch of the Sport Chrono Package (included as standard) is integrated as a central component of the dashboard. Both the driver and front passenger can enjoy sports seats, which feature Alcantara centres as with the other Porsche GTS models. The sports seats Plus with GTS logos on the headrests can be electronically adjusted in two ways and provide increased lateral support and comfort.
In addition, the interior features a high proportion of Alcantara, which can be found on the steering wheel trim, centre console and armrests, for example. Furthermore, drivers with a particular passion for sport are assisted by the Porsche Track Precision App (PTPA), which enables the driver to automatically record, display and analyse driving data on their smartphone.
The Cayman has always been a dream car of mine to own and having it in a GTS format makes it even more desirable. What some people may say is that it lost a bit of charm thanks to Porsche ditching a 6 cylinder engine for a 4 cylinder turbocharged one but to me, its all about the drive, power and balance of the car.