Porsche’s two entry-level sports cars are moving up in the world, as the automaker is releasing two exciting new trims: the Cayman GTS, and the Boxster GTS, which add extra excitement to cars that already had plenty of it.
While the Cayman and Boxster lines are focused more on driver feel than engine size, Porsche gave them both an exciting power boost with the GTS line. The Cayman gets a 6-cylinder boxer that is based off of the Cayman S’s 3.4-liter, and cranks out an impressive 340 hp and 280 lb.-ft. of torque. For the Boxster, the 3.4-liter flat-six is renovated to pump out 330 hp and 273 lb.-ft. of torque.
It’s not just the power, however, that makes the GTS trims impressive. From a driving standpoint both cars are significantly improved: both come standard with the Sport Chrono package and Porsche Active Suspension Management, and can be had with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed double-clutch transmission. The results are noteworthy: 0-60 in 4.6 seconds for the Cayman, and 4.7 in the Boxster.
The standard Sport Chrono package also improves the responsiveness of the chassis, making the Cayman and Boxster GTS by far the best handling and feeling iterations of their already successful lines.
And yet, despite all of this performance enhancement, Porsche has still managed to create cars that are easy at the gas station: both cars achieve a combined 34.4 mpg with the 7-speed transmission, and 31.4 with the 6-speed.
And, of course, it wouldn’t be Porsche if they didn’t add subtle, yet stunning stylistic cues to remind us that these cars are top-trim. Both cars have new and distinct front spoilers, as well as black-finish Bi-Xenon headlights, and 20-inch Carrera S wheels.
Porsche rarely disappoints with their special trims. The Cayman GTS and Boxster GTS are no exceptions to the familiar rule.
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