GTS badges grace mid-engine Porsche sports cars for the first time since 1963
For the first time, Porsche will be offering the Boxster and Cayman as GTS models, featuring more powerful engines and additional standard performance equipment. They offer as standard equipment unique front and rear fascias, blacked out Bi-Xenon headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), 20-inch Carrera S wheels and sport exhaust systems with black tailpipes as standard. Boxster GTS convertible & Cayman GTS coupe, above.

The 3.4-liter six-cylinder boxer engine in the Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS models delivers an additional 15 horsepower compared with their “S” model counterparts: Boxster GTS has 330 horsepower and the Cayman GTS has 340. Torque has been increased by 7 pound-feet in each model: 273 pound-feet in the Boxster GTS and 280 pound-feet in the Cayman GTS. Popular Sport Chrono package is now a standard feature with either the six-speed manual or optional seven-speed Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) transmission. With the optional PDK transmission and Sport Plus button activated, the Boxster GTS sprints to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and 4.3 seconds in the Cayman GTS. Top track speed for the Boxster GTS, above, is 174 mph with a manual transmission; 177 mph for a Cayman GTS, below, equipped with a manual.

 Both Boxster GTS, above, and Cayman GTS feature Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) as standard, offering the choice of sportier or more comfortable ride settings at the press of a button. The 235/35 front and 265/35 rear tires on 20-inch Carrera S wheels provide the perfect setup for a balanced driving experience. Like other Porsche GTS models, the interior of the Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS feature an Alcantara® wrapped steering wheel, headliner, center console, GTS logo embroidered into the headrests and printed on the tachometer face, and inserts on the standard Sport Seats Plus.

GTS-badged Porsches have an enviable heritage. The legendary ‘63 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS was dominant on the racetrack and head-turning on the street. The 1980s and 1990s saw the 924 GTS and 928 GTS refine this characteristic. In 2007 the GTS emblem was reintroduced on the Cayenne GTS and later implemented in the 911 and Panamera model lines. The Boxster GTS is priced from $73,500 and the Cayman GTS is priced from $75,200, excluding destination charges of $995. Both models will be available for delivery this summer.

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