The New-Wave Dynamic Duo
In its latest generation, the new Porshe Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS take on the renowned Gran Turismo Sport (GTS) principle – signalling top-end dynamics on authentic sport cars that deliver both race track performance and everyday usability with power-boosted engines and an excellent PASM chassis. The new range topping Porsche two-seaters not only set a sporty benchmark in their segment, but also evoke a strong emotional appeal.
In the new GTS models, the flat six-cylinder engines of the new top models are based on the 3.4-litre engines of the Boxster S and Cayman S. They deliver 15 hp (11 kW) more power due to fine tuning, including optimised management of the combustion process by variable control of the intake camshaft to provide valve timing adjustment (VarioCam Plus). This means that the Boxster GTS now has an output of 330 hp (243 kW), while the Cayman GTS delivers 340 hp (250 kW). Nominal torque has also been increased by ten Newton metres and is available in the range from 4,500 rpm to 5,800 rpm for the Boxster GTS and from 4,750 rpm to 5,800 rpm for the Cayman GTS – ideal for powerful gear transitions during acceleration. This boost in performance drives the weight-to-power ratio of the Cayman GTS below the four kilograms per hp (3.95 kg/hp) barrier; the Boxster GTS is also close to this barrier with 4.08 kg/hp.
As for the maximum speed – measured with the standard manual six-speed transmission – this new roadster is the first Boxster to top the 280 km/h mark, reaching a speed of 281 km/h. The sports coupé is even faster at 285 km/h. The new mid-engine two-seaters from Porsche attain a combined fuel consumption value of 8.2 l/100 km with PDK.