Since their name change from the Boxster and Cayman to the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman, these two sports cars have lacked one thing: a GTS model. Today, Porsche fills that gap with the all-new GTS versions of these two rigs.
Of course, the GTS models starts out with a bit more juice from their 2.5-liter turbocharged engines, as Porsche cranks the wick up to 365 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque (309 pound-feet with the manual transmission). These are increases of 15 horsepower over the S version of each car and 8 pound-feet with the PDK transmission. The result is a 0-to-60 time of 3.9 seconds (a 0.1-second improvement over the S mode with the Sport Chrono package) and 180-mph top speed (a 3-mph bump).
Setting the 718 GTS models off visually are black accents. On the outside, look for a Sport Design front fascia, tinted front turn signals and taillights, black badges, a black lower rear fascia, black exhaust tips, black 20-inch wheels, and black GTS badges on the doors.
Inside, Porsche adds Sport Seats Plus with Alcantara center sections, embroidered GTS logos on the headrests, Alcantara-covered steering wheel, center console armrest, and door armrests.
The 718 GTS models will arrive in March 2018. The 718 Cayman GTS will start from $79,800 and the 718 Boxster GTS will start from $81,900.