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Porsche 718 Cayman GTS, Boxster GTS launched from Rs 1.46 crore | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

Revealed On Jan 06, 2022 06:43:00 PM

The Porsche GTS twins are powered by the identical engine from the Cayman GT4 and Spyder fashions however detuned by about 20hp to provide 400hp.

The Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 and 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 has been launched in India. The Cayman GTS has been priced at Rs 1.46 core whereas the Boxster GTS will get a sticker value of Rs 1.49 crore. These new GTS fashions have been positioned between the usual 718 Cayman and Boxster fashions and the track-focused Cayman GT4 and Spyder fashions.

  • Porsche Cayman and Boxster GTS are powered by 400hp, 4.0-litre flat-six engine
  • GTS fashions are extra road-focused than track-focused GT4/Spyder
  • Porsche 718 vary in India now consists of normal, GTS and GT4 fashions

Porsche Cayman GTS and Boxster GTS: powertrain and underpinnings

The Cayman and Boxster GTS mid-engined sportscars are powered by a 4.0-litre, naturally aspirated, flat-six petrol engine. Notably, the flat-six engine has been introduced again to the GTS vary in contrast to the earlier iteration of the GTS fashions that have been powered by a 2.5-litre, four-cylinder flat-four engine, though they have been by no means provided on sale in India. The final iteration of the Cayman and Boxster GTS fashions that have been on sale right here have been powered by a 3.4-litre, naturally aspirated, flat-six engine.

By the way, this engine can be provided on the aforementioned Cayman GT4 and Spyder fashions in India. Nevertheless, in comparison with the 420hp and 420Nm outputs on the GT4-spec 718s, right here within the GTS fashions, this engine produces 400hp and 420Nm of peak torque. Porsche says each these automobiles have been designed with on a regular basis usability in thoughts. The facility can be produced at barely decrease revs than the track-focused fashions, with the redline for the GTS engine being 200rpm decrease than the GT4’s motor, topping out at 7,800rpm.

The engine comes mated to both a 6-speed guide or Porsche’s PDK dual-clutch automated gearbox on each fashions. The torque output of the engine rises to 430Nm when paired with the PDK gearbox. Porsche claims the Cayman and Boxster GTS can each dash from Zero to 100kph in 4.5sec – simply one-tenth down on that of the Cayman GT4 and Spyder. Prime-speed is pegged at 293kph. The engine additionally notably options adaptive cylinder management, which shuts down half the cylinders at low engine masses to help gas economic system.

The 718 GTS 4.Zero fashions characteristic Porsche’s Energetic Suspension Administration system and a decrease trip peak by 20mm over the bottom Cayman and Boxster. It’s 30mm in case of the GT4 fashions. One other notable spotlight is Porsche’s torque vectoring system that comes as normal fitment. The GTS fashions additionally get upgraded brakes over the usual automobiles and the sports activities exhaust system from the GT4 and Spyder.

Porsche Cayman GTS and Boxster GTS: exterior and inside highlights

In comparison with the usual fashions, beauty updates on the Cayman and Boxster GTS are delicate, but tasteful. Each fashions get a GTS-specific entrance bumper with darkish distinction detailing on the spoiler lip and bigger air intakes. The rear bumper additionally will get the same darkish contrasting remedy with two exhaust retailers at both ends. Moreover, it will get tinted entrance and rear mild lenses, ‘GTS 4.0’ badging on the doorways and 20-inch satin black wheels.

On the within, GTS-specific touches embody using Alcantara on the steering wheel and the sports activities seats, and ‘GTS’ brand on headrests. It additionally will get a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with Porsche Communication Administration (PCM) system. The GTS fashions proceed with analogue dials for the instrument cluster, that are nonetheless fairly a delight.

Porsche Cayman GTS and Boxster GTS: rivals

The Porsche 718 Cayman GTS and Boxster GTS do not need any direct rivals within the mid-engined sportscar phase in India. Their value places them bang in the course of the bottom 718 Cayman and Boxster, priced at Rs 1.25 crore and Rs 1.29 crore, respectively, and the GT4 and Spyder, priced at Rs 1.63 crore and Rs 1.60 crore, respectively. The Porsche 718 vary, nevertheless, rivals the likes of Jaguar F-type and the BMW Z4 in India. 

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