This has only happened a few times in automotive history. A brilliant engineer gets the urge to stuff their largest engine into their smallest car. Zora Duntov did it with the Corvette, and Carroll Shelby did it with the Cobra. Now Stuttgart has joined the club, as Porsche has unveiled the 718 Series GTS 4.0 Boxster & Cayman.
Downstairs lurks a new Porsche 911 GT3 RS for sale. It is powered by the same 4.0L monster. This masterpiece of German precision sends 520 horsepower and 346 horsepower to the wheels at almost any rpm.
The notion of this much power in a mid-mounted chassis is maniacal, so Porsche’s press release mentions the engine is de-tuned to 400 metric horsepower and mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. A leap from 0-62 mph happens in 4.5 seconds and the top speed is 182 mph. Our dealers are ready to take your order, so click the buttons below to find one near you.