Porsche unveils 718 GTS lineup in Los Angeles

by Sales Team on January 3, 2018

The Los Angeles Auto Show is the place to go to see what the upcoming here has in store in terms of new vehicles. There are very few wacky concepts at the L.A. show, and most of the vehicles unveiled to the world in the city of angels are destined for production in the very short term. It was therefore the perfect setting for Porsche to unveil its brand new Porsche 718 Boxster GTS and 718 Cayman GTS lineup a few weeks ago.

The most powerful models in the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman lineups

The new Boxster and Cayman GTS models are now the most powerful models in the 718 lineup. Using the 2.5-liter flat four-cylinder turbo engine found in the 718 S models, the GTS gets 365 horsepower which is absolutely incredible for a four-cylinder engine. It’s also about 15 more horsepower than the 718 Cayman S and Boxster S models. A six-speed manual transmission will be offered as will a PDK dual-clutch gearbox, and the GTS models will get to 100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds. Top speed is an impressive 290 km/h.

No doubt about it, the new 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman GTS are sure to be a blast on the track. Not only will they be incredibly fast, they will also feature a wide range of technologies designed to make them handle and drive like no other car on the road not called Porsche. These include Porsche’s Active Suspension Management system, a Sport Chrono Package and Porsche Torque Vectoring with a rear mechanical lock. There’s also an app that allows drivers to record and analyze driving data on their smartphone.

A more aggressive look for the Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman GTS models

As with other GTS models, the 718 Boxster GTS and 718 Cayman GTS models will feature black accents (black logos, black rear apron, and black tailpipes) and black wheels while the interior gets the GTS logo in the headrest.

Based on how the current 911 GTS behaves or how the previous Boxster and GTS models performed, we can expect that the new Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman GTS models will be a bit stiffer on the road, and its exhaust note will be a touch more aggressive. That said, GTS owners know how well balanced these vehicles are, and how they perform almost perfectly in any condition. They can serve as daily drivers with a bit more personality, or they can also turn track days into the best day of the week.

To learn more about the Porsche 718 Cayman GTS and 718 Boxster GTS, contact us today at Porsche Center Calgary!

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