The Boxster and Cayman are Porsche’s own way of delivering “accessible” sports car performance, and for the 2018 model year there’s even more reason to rejoice.
The Boxster and Cayman for 2018 can be selected in the GTS version – the novelties include the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman GTS models bringing a raft of visual and performance improvements, among them an extra 15 ponies under the hood. The increase has been made possible via a new intake plenum and a reworked turbo that bring the GTS performance to 365 horsepower, which is a good 35 more than previous GTS vesions. Torque has also gone up to 317 pound-feet (430 Nm), available between 1,900 and 5,000 rpm. When combined with the PDK and Sport Chrono Package, the GTS models sprint from zero to 62 mph (100 kph) in 4.1 seconds, topping out at 180 mph (290 kph).
The new mid-engine sports cars are fitted with a manual six-speed transmission or optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) and come with standard perks such as the Sport Chrono Package, Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with a mechanical rear differential lock and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), which also brings a lowered ride height by 10 mm. Design wise, there’s a new Sport Design apron at the front, black-tinted headlights, tinted tail lights, black logos, black rear apron and centrally positioned black tailpipes for the standard sports exhaust system. The look is complete with black GTS logos at the base of the doors and 20-inch wheels painted in black with a satin finish.