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Porsche Boxster and Cayman GTS Models Offer High Performance


Are you a Porsche lover but find the 911 out of your price range? Don’t give up your dream of owning a Porsche just yet. The German auto maker has just released GTS versions of the Porsche Boxster and Porsche Cayman, both making their global premier at the Auto Show in Beijing China last year.

GTS or in Porsche culture Gran Turismo Sport, made it first appearance on the 1963 904 Carrera GTS. Now seems like the perfect time to introduce the GTS badge to the mid-engine sports cars the Boxster and Cayman, both available at Porsche of Tucson.

The new GTS models will be equipped with the two most powerful engines ever produced for the Boxster or Cayman. Both sport car engines output great torque and high output of power and higher revs, which redline at 7,800 rpm.

Derived from the Cayman S and Boxster S 3.4-liter flat-six engines, the GTS versions are slightly turned to deliver 15 more horsepower, resulting from the optimized control of the combustion method by adjustable control over the intake camshaft to supply valve timing adjustment (VarioCam Plus). As a result, the Boxster GTS now has 330 horsepower output and the Cayman GTS outputs 340 horsepower.

Both the Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS are lighter than the 911 and both will provide the expected thrilling ride of a Porsche 911.

Torque has been increased nominally and will kick in at the 4,500 rpm to 5,800 rpm range for the Boxster GTS and for the Cayman GTS at the 4,750 rpm to 5,800 rpm range – perfect for potent gear changes when accelerating.

This results in a weight-to-power ratio for the Cayman GTS of 8.70lb/hp and for the Boxster GTS 8.99lb/hp.

Standard on both mid-engine GTS models is the Sports Chrono package. When combined with the dual clutch transmission Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) as well as the active Sports Plus button, the Boxster GTS does the 0 to 60 sprint in 4.7 seconds and the Cayman GTS in just 4.6 seconds.

The 6-speed manual transmission equipped GTS Boxster reaches a maximum speed of 281 km/hr, the first Boxster model to get over the 173 mi/hr barrier. The Cayman GTS top speed is even quicker at 177 mi/hr. When equipped with PDK, the combined fuel consumption of both models is 2.8 gal/62 mi.

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