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New Porsche Boxster GTS – now on video

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0700

The new Porsche Boxster GTS struts its stuff on video

Last week, Porsche revealed a new range-topping Boxster – the Boxster GTS – together with a new Cayman GTS, and appealing, range-topping versions they are too. Now we get the first video of the Boxster GTS, and we have to say it does underline just how appealing the Boxster now is.

Yes, many consider the Boxster the Porsche for the buyer who can’t afford a 911. But that’s very wide of the mark.

In fact, in many ways, the Boxster is the better car; it’s beautifully built, has as much performance – especially in the GTS – as you could want for 99 per cent of the time and it comes with the option of open-top motoring when the weather’s right.

And in GTS guise it offers even more; an extra 15bhp – now with 325bhp – PASM as standard, electronic dampers, lower suspension and some tasteful cosmetic titivation including new bumpers, 20″ Carrera S alloys and a nice set of sports seats with leather and Alcantara.

True, it’s not particularly cheap at nearly £53k – and more like £60k when you’ve finished playing with Porsche’s enticing options – but that’s £20k less than the entry-level 911 Carrera

It’s a convincing Porsche and, certainly in this video, sounds great too (and it’d sound even better if Porsche dumped the ‘urgent’ background music).


By Cars UK