Porsche 718 GTS models debut – Cayman and Boxster

Porsche 718 GTS models debut – Cayman and Boxster

Porsche has introduced the new 718 Boxster GTS and 718 Cayman GTS, both of which offer higher levels of performance when compared to the current S and base variants.

The mid-engine GTS models are powered by a 2.5 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol unit that delivers 365 PS and 430 Nm of torque. For comparisons sake, the uprated engine has 15 PS and 10 Nm more than the 718 S models, and up to 35 PS and 60 Nm more the previous generation 981 GTS models.

Available with a choice of a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), the 718 GTS models also come standard with the Sport Chrono Package, Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with a mechanical rear differential lock and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), which lowers the body by ten millimetres.

In terms of performance, the GTS models with the PDK will sprint from a rest to 100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds, which is one tenth quicker than the 718 S cars. The top speed for both vehicles is 290 km/h, which is also 5 km/h more.

The GTS cars also get a new Sport Design apron at the front to set itself apart from the regular 718 models, along with black-tinted headlights and taillights. More black elements are seen with the logos, rear apron, 20-inch wheels and centre-mounted tailpipes of the standard sports exhaust system.

On the inside, the GTS cars are fitted with Alcantara sport seats featuring GTS logos embroidered into the headrests. Drivers will also find an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel and a stopwatch that is part of the standard Sport Chrono Package. The Porsche Track Precision App (PTPA) is also available here, allowing drivers to automatically record, display and analyse driving data on their smartphone.

Prices start at 76,137 euros (RM379,311) for the 718 Cayman GTS, while the 718 Boxster GTS goes for 78,160 euros (RM389,390), and both are available for order now in Germany ahead of a mid-December 2017 rollout.



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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.

 

Comments

  • Malaysia Got Free Parking on Oct 19, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Wow, what a superbly fast car. Porsche quality is top

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    • Wow what a superbly affordable Porsche, 78k euros. Average German income 80k euros.

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  • 12yrsold on Oct 19, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    The question is – Can Porsche claim this 718 model to be a Sports Car ?? With 365 PS/430 Nm of torque, these kind of figures are in the Hot Hatches territory namely A45AMG & Golf-R.

    I guess this GTS models with PDK that sprint from rest to 100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds are quicker marginally. Of course, the price of these 718 is much more expensive & it can only seat 2 people while the other 2 can seat 4 comfortably.

    I think its better to buy both the AMG45/Golf-R & still enjoy the finer things in life. Cheers …

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    • foxtrot on Oct 20, 2017 at 8:29 am

      power to weight ratio, both golf r mk7 & a45 amg is 1500kg ++ while the porsche is 1385kg

      mid engine handling is definitely better

      pricing wise…. then again we’re in maresia lol

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      • 12yrsold on Oct 20, 2017 at 4:16 pm

        Bro, I can tell U the 718 will loose to a AMG45 in Sepang circuit simply bcos of it’s 4WD traction. If it’s a wet track, all the 718 can see is the water spraying from the rear tires of the AMG.

        On the pricing, U are right. Our tax structure makes these affordable Hot Hatch/entry sports car expensive. These cars are driven by executives in other countries.

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  • Affordable price but selling expensive in M’sia.

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  • Sama L00 on Oct 19, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    For a lot of Saga drivers out there, they are driving the new Boxster. To survive the P1 quality, you need good daytime imagination.

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    • At least Saga drivers r still driving. Toyota drivers r now under.

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