Toronto: Porsche is adding two distinctly sporty and high specification models to its mid-engine sports car range: the 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 and the 718 Boxster GTS 4.0. A naturally aspirated four-litre six cylinder boxer engine developing 394 horsepower and 309 lb.-ft. of torque, powers the new mid-engine sports cars. This engine is closely related to the 414 horsepower variant used in the 718 Spyder and the
718 Cayman GT4. Equipped exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission and standard Sport Exhaust System, the 718 GTS 4.0 models offer exceptional throttle response and a particularly rewarding driving experience. Both can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and reach a top track speed of 293 km/h. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) sport suspension with a 20 millimetre lower ride height compared to standard 718 Boxster and Cayman models is standard, as is Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with a mechanical limited-slip differential. As a result, the new 718 GTS 4.0 balances nimble handling and ride comfort exceptionally well. The standard Sport Chrono package with upgraded Porsche Track Precision App also underscores the driving enthusiast-oriented character of the mid-engine sports cars. Black contrasting design elements and a dark Alcantara® interior are highlights typical of GTS models.
The 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 and 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 will be available to order in summer 2020. Detailed pricing and arrival timing at Canadian Porsche Centres will also be announced at that time. The new GTS engine stands out with its superior power reserves and precise throttle response. It revs effortlessly to 7,800 rpm and emits a particularly rich six-cylinder boxer engine sound via the standard Sports Exhaust System. The 718 GTS 4.0 models adopt the twin tailpipe Sport Exhaust System from the 718 Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4. Its saddle-type design creates space for the contrasting black rear lower fascia, which was specifically designed for the GTS models. As in the 718 Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4, the powerful naturally aspirated four-litre boxer engine is equipped with adaptive cylinder control that alternately switches off one of the two cylinder banks at low engine loads, direct fuel injection with piezo injectors and a variable intake system to enhance the car’s efficiency. With exceptionally agile handling and precise steering, the chassis pairs an exciting driving experience with ride comfort suitable for everyday use.