Porsche 718 Cayman GTS And Boxster GTS Launched, Price Starts From INR 1.46 Crore
In India, the Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 and 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 have been released. The Porsche Cayman GTS has priced at Rs 1.46 crore, while the Porsche Boxster GTS is priced at Rs 1.49 crore. Between the regular 718 Cayman and Boxster models and the track-focused Cayman GT4 and Spyder versions, these new GTS vehicles have been placed.
A 4.0-litre naturally aspirated flat-six petrol engine powers the Porsche 718 Cayman GTS and Boxster GTS mid-engined sportscars. Unlike the previous edition of the GTS vehicles, which were powered by a 2.5-litre, four-cylinder flat-four engine but were never sold in India, the flat-six engine has been reintroduced back to the GTS range. A 3.4-litre naturally aspirated flat-six engine powered the last generation of Cayman and Boxster GTS cars sold in the United States.
In India, this engine is also available in the Cayman GT4 and Spyder variants stated above. However, in comparison to the GT4-spec 718s’ 420hp and 420Nm of peak torque, the GTS models’ engine generates 400hp and 420Nm of peak torque. Both automobiles, according to Porsche, were created with everyday usage in mind. The GTS engine also produces more power at lower revs than the track-focused variants, with a redline 200rpm lower than the GT4’s motor, topping out at 7,800rpm.
On both variants, the engine is coupled to a 6-speed manual or Porsche’s PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission. When combined with the PDK gearbox, the engine’s torque output jumps to 430Nm. The Cayman and Boxster GTS, according to Porsche, can both sprint from 0 to 100kph in 4.5 seconds, just a tenth slower than the Cayman GT4 and Spyder. The top speed is estimated to be 293 kilometres per hour. The engine also has adaptive cylinder control, which reduces fuel consumption by shutting down half of the cylinders at low engine loads.
The Porsche Active Suspension Management technology is standard on the 718 GTS 4.0 vehicles, and the ride height is 20mm lower than the base Cayman and Boxster. In the case of the GT4 vehicles, it’s 30mm. Another standout feature is Porsche’s torque vectoring technology, which is included as standard equipment. The GTS versions also have improved brakes and a sports exhaust system similar to the GT4 and Spyder.
The Porsche 718 Cayman GTS And Boxster GTS include visual modifications that are slight but attractive when compared to the basic models. The front bumpers on both models are GTS-specific, featuring dark contrast detailing on the spoiler lip and bigger air intakes. A black contrasting treatment is also applied to the rear bumper, which features two exhaust ports on either end. Tinted front and rear light lenses, ‘GTS 4.0’ badging on the doors, and 20-inch satin black wheels are also included.
Inside, GTS-specific features include Alcantara on the steering wheel and sports seats, as well as a ‘GTS’ emblem on the headrests.
A 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment device with the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system is also included. The GTS versions retain their analogue instrument cluster dials, which are still a joy to use.
In India, the Porsche 718 Cayman GTS And Boxster GTS have no direct competitors in the mid-engined sportscar sector. They are priced in the middle of the range between the base 718 Cayman and Boxster, which cost Rs 1.25 crore and Rs 1.29 crore, and the GT4 and Spyder, which cost Rs 1.63 crore and Rs 1.60 crore, respectively. In India, however, the Porsche 718 series competes with the Jaguar F-type and the BMW Z4.