What you see in the picture is the Porsche 718 Boxster GTS doing the rounds at the Nurburgring. Since the test prototype was totally unconcealed, we were able to take note of the redesigned front lower bumper section. This essentially means that the test mule could be making more horses – a fact that’s further confirmed by the new centrally placed twin exhausts.
Just like the earlier GTS models got an increment of close to 20bhp over the S variants, expect the upcoming 718 Boxster GTS to also be at the receiving end of a similar bump-up in power. It will however continue to use the same turbocharged 2.5-litre motor that does duty in the 718 Boxster S. But we believe that Porsche may limit the power to around 380bhp to prevent the 718 Boxster GTS from scavenging on its stable-mate, the entry-level Porsche 911.
Sources state that the upcoming 718 Boxster GTS will sit lower than the S, while also benefitting from functions like Porsche’s Active Suspension Management - which electronically controls the damping by continuously adjusting the damping force on each wheel (based on current road conditions and driving style). Stay tuned to CarWale as the new Porsche Boxster is slated to debut at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show in September.