For the first time, Porsche is offering a GTS variant of both the Boxster and Cayman. As expected, these models feature more powerful engines and additional standard performance equipment. The new Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS models are visually defined by unique front and rear fascias, blacked out Bi-Xenon headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), 20-inch Carrera S wheels and a sport exhaust system with black tailpipes. The Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS are built specifically for maximum driving pleasure.
The 3.4-liter 6-cylinder boxer engine of the Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS models delivers an additional 15HP compared to their “S” model counterparts. The Boxster GTS puts out 330HP and the Cayman GTS puts out 340HP. Torque has also been increased by 7lb-ft in each model: 273lb-ft in the Boxster GTS, and 280lb-ft in the Cayman GTS.
The Sport Chrono package comes standard, with either the 6-speed manual or the optional 7-speed PDK transmission. With the optional PDK transmission and Sport Plus button activated, the Boxster GTS sprints to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, and the Cayman GTS does it in 4.3 seconds. Top speed for the Boxster GTS is 174 mph with a manual transmission and 177 mph for a Cayman GTS equipped with a manual transmission.
The Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS feature Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) as standard, which offers the choice of sportier or more comfortable ride settings at the press of a button. The 235/35 front and 265/35 rear tires on 20-inch wheels provide the perfect setup for a balanced driving experience.
Like the other Porsche GTS models, the interior of the Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS feature an Alcantara wrapped steering wheel, headliner, center console, and inserts on the standard Sport Seats Plus. And of course, the GTS nomenclature is embroidered into the headrests and printed on the tachometer face.
Pricing for the 2015 Boxster GTS starts at $73,500, and pricing for the Cayman GTS starts at $75,200. Both models will be available for delivery this summer.
And here’s an official video clip from Porsche: