Infant 911. The poor man’;s Porsche. That is what they referred to as the Boxster when it debuted some twenty years in the past. They stated the same of the 1st Cayman when it arrived a decade later on, but they stopped saying it when the latest iterations hit the scene 2 many years in the past. That is because Zuffenhausen’;s entry-level designs have prolonged because stepped out of their huge brother’;s shadow and into their own. And which is all the a lot more accurate of the new Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS.
Based mostly on the Boxster S and Cayman S, the new GTS designs benefit from an enhanced 3.4-liter flat 6 that generates 330 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque in the roadster or 340 hp and 280 lb-ft in the coupe – representing an enhance of 15 hp and 6 lb-ft in both model. Each also come with the Sport Chrono package deal as regular, along with adjustable suspension and 20-inch alloys, blacked out to match the dynamic headlight surrounds and other muted trim.
Individuals disappointed by the unavailability of a manual transmission in the fire-susceptible 911 GT3 will be pleased to note that a 6-pace manual comes regular, but those enamored of letting a pair of clutches shift themselves seamlessly will want to spring for the optional 6-speed DCT. So equipped and with launch control engaged, the Boxster GTS will rocket from a standstill to 62 miles per hour in 4.6 seconds, although the incrementally lighter, far more powerful Cayman will hit it in 4.6. Both way you’;re hunting at a third of a 2nd faster than the Boxster/Cayman S. There’;s also a 20-millimeter lowered suspension on offer you for track-day fans.
We’;re nonetheless waiting on nearby availability and pricing from Porsche Autos North America, which we suspect will reveal the pair at the upcoming New York Automobile Display, but in the meantime you can scope out the pair of press releases from the United kingdom beneath.
– The benchmark roadster gains a more strong 330 hp engine and uprated chassis
– Chassis tuned with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) fitted as standard
– A lot more purposeful styling additional emphasises mid-engine layout
– On sale now priced from £52,879 – arriving in Porsche Centres in Uk and Ireland from Could 2014
Considering that the Porsche Boxster 1st appeared in showrooms almost 20 many years ago, the mid-engined 2-seater has established itself as the benchmark roadster. The new Boxster GTS, which is announced right now, enhances the driving experience even more with an uprated engine and certain chassis tuning, and in the method sets a new regular for open-prime driving fanatics.
Building on the confirmed Boxster virtues of light weight, responsive managing and a charismatic flat-6 engine, the GTS characteristics an optimised version of the established 3.4-litre engine which has been tuned to generate an added 15 hp (eleven kW). The Boxster GTS as a result develops 330 hp (243 kW), and pulling power has also enhanced by 10 newton metres to 370 Nm.
More emphasising the distinctive character of the GTS is the Sport Chrono package deal and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), fitted as regular. These supply the driver the opportunity to not only modify the damper stiffness, but also subtly change the throttle traits of the engine. In conjunction with the optional Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) 7-pace double-clutch transmission, the Launch Manage function – engaged by means of the Sport Plus button – enables the Boxster GTS to accelerate from – 62 mph in 4.6 seconds, .3 secs faster than the normal Boxster S PDK.
With the regular manual 6-pace transmission, the GTS is the very first Boxster to supply the likely to top the 174 mph (280 km/h) threshold. The new GTS is also the company’;s first mid-engined roadster to be licensed according to the Euro 6 emissions common, and achieves an all round fuel consumption with PDK of 34.4 mpg (31.4 mpg with manual transmission).
The dynamic engine mounts also supplied as component of the Sport Chrono bundle allow the Boxster GTS to provide an amazing breadth of responsiveness. Under acceleration, cornering or braking, the mountings for the engine stiffen automatically to reduce the effects of mass transfer throughout dynamic manoeuvres, further growing agility.
The Boxster GTS can also be specified with a new, optional sports chassis configuration that lowers the ride height by 20 mm, underlying the reality that at the heart of each and every Porsche is a race vehicle ideal for each the circuit and each day use.
From the outside, the new Boxster GTS characteristics subtle nevertheless unmistakable visual clues to its identity. Purposeful black finish 20-inch diameter Carrera S alloy wheels, with 235/35 tyres at the front and 265/35 tyres at the rear, give a robust hint to the car’;s intent. A distinctively-styled front spoiler and black finish Bi-Xenon headlights – with the Porsche Dynamic Light Technique (PDLS) as normal – current a new encounter, and from the rear exterior lettering in silky black gloss and a re-styled reduce apron complete the image.
Within, there are sports activities seats and leather trim as common. Like other GTS versions, the interior ambience is refined with Alcantara elements.
The GTS lineage
Because the legendary 904 Carrera GTS of the 1960s, the letters ‘GTS’; have stood for ‘Gran Turismo Sport’; and a promise of exceptional ranges of Porsche functionality.
With the new model, Porsche is extending the GTS principle to the Boxster. Like the Cayenne GTS and Panamera GTS currently, this is a auto that stands for superior driving dynamics in its 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 utilized to the ‘Type 997’; 911 and the Panamera.
Boxster GTS in the United kingdom
The new Boxster GTS is available to purchase now priced from £52,879, and will be arriving in Porsche Centres in the Uk and Ireland from May 2014.
Regular equipment on the Boxster GTS includes Porsche Lively Suspension Management (PASM), Sport Chrono bundle with dynamic transmission mounts, black finish twenty-inch diameter Carrera S alloy wheels, black finish Bi-Xenon headlights with Porsche Dynamic Lighting Technique, leather/Alcantara interior, Sports seats Plus with powered adjustment, air conditioning, CD audio technique with 6-inch touch-screen, universal audio interface offering MP3 connectivity, automatic headlight activation, car stop-begin perform, ‘Sport’; button, front electrical windows, powered fabric roof with heated glass rear window, floor mats, prime-tinted windscreen and a 3-12 months guarantee.
Clients will also be ready to discover the potential of their new automobile, and further develop their very own capabilities behind the wheel, by participating in a complimentary program at the Porsche Encounter Centre, Silverstone.
NEW PORSCHE CAYMAN GTS RESETS Sports activities COUPE BENCHMARK
– Definitive mid-engine coupe with far more electrical power and greater dynamic virtuosity
– 340 hp 3.4-litre flat 6 engine – -62 mph in 4.6 secs, 177 mph leading pace
– Porsche Active Suspension Management and Sport Chrono pack fitted as regular
– Optional 20 mm decrease sports activities chassis available for far more targeted on-track overall performance
– Priced from £55,397 – obtainable to buy now, in Porsche Centres from May possibly
The new Porsche Cayman GTS is the most strong and fastest edition of the mid-engined coupe from the German sports activities car producer to date. With an uprated engine and sharpened chassis responses, the Cayman GTS sets a new benchmark for sporting performance in its market place.
Because its debut in 2005, the Cayman has earned a specific status as a driver’;s car. At the heart of the 2-seater beats a charismatic flat-6 engine, positioned deep in the middle of the chassis to offer you a minimal centre of gravity for a balanced and exact driving encounter. Moreover, the distinctive coupe styling confers a high level of torsional rigidity which further enhances the dynamic virtuosity.
The 6-cylinder ‘boxer’; engine in the Cayman GTS is based mostly on the 3.4-litre engine of the Cayman S. Distinct fine tuning has delivered an extra 15 hp (eleven kW), with the consequence that the Cayman GTS delivers 340 hp (250 kW). The torque has also improved by 10 newton metres to 380 Nm.
Additional emphasising the distinctive character of the GTS is the Sport Chrono package and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), fitted as normal. These supply the driver the opportunity to not only modify the damper stiffness, but also subtly adjust the throttle characteristics of the engine. In conjunction with the optional Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) 7-pace double-clutch transmission, the Launch Control perform accessed by way of the Sport Plus button enables the Cayman GTS to accelerate from -62 mph in 4.6 seconds, .3 secs quicker than a common Cayman S with PDK.
With the standard manual 6-speed transmission, a best pace of 177 mph is feasible. The new GTS is also the initial mid-engined Porsche coupe to be certified in accordance to the Euro 6 emissions regular, and achieves an total fuel consumption with PDK of 34.4 mpg Mixed (31.4 mpg with manual transmission).
The dynamic engine mounts also offered as component of the Sport Chrono bundle permits the Cayman GTS to provide an remarkable breadth of chassis responsiveness. Under acceleration, cornering or braking, the mountings between the physique shell and engine stiffen automatically to reduce the results of mass transfer for the duration of dynamic manoeuvres, even more increasing agility.
In addition, the common match Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) allows the driver to switch amongst progressive sporting behaviour and extended-distance comfort at the press of a button. Fashionable black painted twenty-inch diameter Carrera S alloy wheels riding on 235/35 tyres at the front and 265/35 tyres at the rear total the chassis set-up.
The Cayman GTS can also be specified with a new, optional sports chassis configuration that lowers the ride height by twenty mm, underlying the fact that at the heart of each and every Porsche is a race automobile appropriate for each the circuit and daily use.
The sturdy, individual character of the Cayman gains more independence with the GTS model. A distinctively styled front spoiler and black-finish Bi-Xenon headlights – with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) as normal – are a subtle clue to the new model’;s identity, which is confirmed from behind with exterior lettering in silky black gloss finish, and a re-styled reduced rear apron.
Inside, bolstered sports activities seats and leather trim are common. Like other Porsche GTS designs, the sporting ambience of the interior is refined with Alcantara elements.
The GTS lineage
The Porsche Cayman can trace its roots back to the legendary 904 Carrera GTS of the 1960s, which likewise was a mid-engined 2-seater coupe. Considering that those days, the letters ‘GTS’; have stood for ‘Gran Turismo Sport’; and a promise of outstanding amounts of Porsche functionality.
With the new model, Porsche is extending the GTS principle to the Cayman. Like the Cayenne GTS and Panamera GTS previously, this is a automobile that stands for superior driving dynamics in its marketplace.
The combination of letters originates from the 904 Carrera GTS, a race auto launched in 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 kind of the Cayenne GTS, and was subsequently also implemented in the ‘Type 997’; 911 and most lately the Panamera.
Cayman GTS in the United kingdom
The new Cayman GTS is available to order now priced from £55,397, and will be arriving in Porsche Centres in the United kingdom and Ireland in Might.
Standard equipment on the Cayman GTS contains Porsche Lively Suspension Management (PASM), Sport Chrono package with dynamic engine mounts, black finish 20-inch diameter Carrera S alloy wheels, black finish Bi-Xenon headlights with Porsche Dynamic Lighting Method, leather/Alcantara interior, Sports seats Plus with electric adjustment, air conditioning, CD audio system with 6-inch touch-display, universal audio interface offering MP3 connectivity, automated headlight activation, auto end-begin function, ‘Sport’; button, front electric windows, floor mats, leading-tinted windscreen and a 3-yr warranty.
Buyers will also be in a position to investigate the prospective of their new auto, and even more create their own abilities behind the wheel, by participating in a complimentary program at the Porsche Encounter Centre, Silverstone.