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Meet the Porsche Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS

Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Porsche will expand its Boxster and Cayman lineups with two new GTS (Gran Turismo Sport) models. We first got wind of the GTS trim package when a Porsche dealer presentation leaked late last year.

The new Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS are pictured here in official photographs before the planned New York auto show debut next month. The cars go on sale here in May. Base sticker prices are $74,495 for the Boxster GTS and $76,195 for the Cayman GTS, both including destination -- $11,000 more than the Boxster S and Cayman S.

Both GTSs run a version of the 3.4-liter flat six from the S models. Output increases 15 hp to 325 hp (Boxster GTS) and 330 hp (Cayman GTS). Torque rises too, though Porsche is holding specifics until closer to the introduction.

With the optional seven-speed dual clutch gearbox, the Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS hit 62 mph in 4.7 seconds and 4.6 seconds -- a 0.1-second improvement over the S versions. Top speed is 175 mph and 177 mph respectively. Porsche hasn't released the standard six-speed manual's performance figures.

The Boxster GTS will get a 325-hp flat-six engine at a base price of $74,495.

The new models have standard PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) and Sport Chrono systems, bringing adaptive damping and adjustable throttle, steering, engine and exhaust mapping.

The two GTS models have restyled bumpers, black headlamp inserts, darkened tail-lamp lenses, twin round central tailpipes, black model badges and black 20-inch wheels with 235/35 (front) and 265/35 (rear) tires. Inside, the range-topping Boxster and Cayman have standard sport seats and leather and Alcantara trim.

We'll have more on the new Porsche Boxster and Cayman GTS along with all the other concepts and debuts live from the New York auto show next month.

By Greg Kable