If you are looking for the best combination of track day winner and daily driver, the new GTS is the ultimate Boxster or Cayman. The siblings are so potent that Porsche‘s engineers decided to explain the upgrades in detail.
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For a quick refresher, the base models are powered by 2.0L turbocharged flat fours that offer 296 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. The S models up the ante with 2.5 liters with 345 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. For the new GTS, they revised the intake with a larger turbo, throttle body, and other associated parts.
This has allowed the GTS to arrive with 365 horsepower. The real advantage is in torque. In the S models, torque arrived slowly at lower engine speeds. But the GTS has 371 lb-ft available from 1,900 rpm all the way to 5 grand. How they extract V8 levels of power from a four-cylinder is just one of the reasons Porsche stays at the top of their game. The Cayman GTS is capable of reaching 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, this is approaching the level of a base model 911 Carrera…
Standard equipment on the GTS includes the iconic blacked out headlights and taillights, along with unique front and rear bumpers. The Sport Chrono system links to your smartphone to record telemetry from your laps, and it even controls the active motor mounts. The best part of the 718 GTS is the availability of a manual transmission and a base price under $80,000. If you demand the very best from your Porsche, tell us which one you would own in the comments below.