Porsche launched the Boxster and the Cayman in GTS guise at the Beijing Motor Show. The GTS moniker stands for Grand Turismo Sport and is the more hardcore variant of the lot in the Boxster and Cayman range.
After unveiling the cars, Porsche board chairman Matthias Muller spoke about Porsche’s classic appeal. He said, “Two door sports cars remain at the heart of the Porsche brand, they are the foundation on which we build our model range.”
“With these new GTS sports cars we are focusing again on our roots, they will be the pinnacle of the ranges, each the fastest and most powerful car to carry that name,” he added.
Technically the Boxster GTS and the Cayman GTS get a hike of 14.8bhp and 10Nm of torque. The 3.4-litre engine in the Boxster GTS now makes 325bhp at 6,700rpm and 370Nm of torque. On the other hand the Cayman now gets 335bhp and a peak torque of 380Nm. The Boxster GTS accelerates to 100kmph from standstill in 4.7 seconds and achieves a top speed of 278kmph, whereas the Cayman does the 0-100kmph spring in 4.6 seconds and hits a top speed of 283kmph. Both cars get an optional seven-speed PDK gearbox.
The cars also get Porsche Active Safety Management (PASM) and Sports Chrono Package.
The GTS badge brings bi-xenon headlights, 20-inch alloy wheels, black-chrome dual exhaust pipes, black inserts on the front bumper as part of the cosmetic changes.
In the UK the Boxster GTS will be priced at 52,879 GBP (Rs 54 lakh) and the Cayman GTS will retail for 55,397 GBP (Rs 56.5 lakh).