GTS Porsches due in September

GTS Porsches due in September

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Porsche has just released the more powerful and upmarket Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS models in European markets, and New Zealand customers can expect delivery in September.

Silky black gloss GTS (Gran Turismo Sport) lettering adorns the two new top of the range variants for the Boxster and Cayman range, as well as a host of refinements and features that denote their status as the new top of the line variants.

The six-cylinder boxer engines fitted in the new top of the line GTS models are based on the 3.4-litre engines from the Boxster S and Cayman S respectively. Thanks to optimised tuning these now deliver an additional 11 kW) This means the Boxster GTS now has an output of 243 kW, whilst the Cayman GTS delivers 250 kW.

The torque has also increased by ten Newton-metres in each model, 370Nm for the Boxster GTS; and 380Nm for the Cayman GTS.
A Sport Chrono package is a standard feature in both cars.

In conjunction with the optional PDK dual clutch transmission and the active sport plus button, the Boxster GTS sprints from 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds, whilst the Cayman GTS is even a tenth of a second faster.

The new GTS variants are the first mid-engine two-seaters from Porsche to be certified in the Euro 6 standard. Overall fuel consumption for PDK models is 8.2L/100 km or 9.0L/100 km for manual transmission cars.

Thanks to the combination of Porsche active suspension management (PASM) and the Sport Chrono package fitted, drivers can choose to switch between progressive sportiness or long-distance comfort at the press of a button.

Both cars are equipped with Carrera S-Wheels, with 235/35 R20 tyres on the front axle and 265/35 R20 tyres at the rear.
The Cayman GTS and Boxster GTS also have sports seats and leather interiors as standard. In similarity to other Porsche GTS models, they are also refined with Alcantara elements in the cabin.

Porsche says that such as the Cayenne GTS and Panamera GTS, the Boxster and Cayman GTS offer superior driving dynamics in their segment.

The combination of letters originates from the 904 Carrera GTS, a race car dating back to 1963 that could also be registered for use on public roads.

In the 1980s and 1990s the 924 GTS and 928 GTS cultivated this principle.

It was reborn in 2007 in the form of the Cayenne GTS, and was subsequently also implemented in the 911 series and the Panamera says Porsche.

Prices for the new Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS models are yet to be confirmed but New Zealand deliveries will commence in September.

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