The Porsche 718 twins are already available in India in their standard forms. The price for the Boxster is Rs.85.53 lakh while price for the Cayman is Rs.81.63 lakh. There is a more powerful version of the car, the S that has not been offered in India so far and now Porsche has unleashed an even quicker and even more powerful variant for the 718 family, the range topping GTS.
The Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster GTS now get an added 15 bhp over the S, taking the total power output to 365 bhp. This is a 35 bhp jump over the last generation car which used to be a naturally aspirated 6-cylinder engine as compared to the new car that gets a turbocharged 4-cylinder motor. The engine is still a 2.5-litre motor, the rotation on which is now uprated to make 430 Nm. The engine position in the Boxster and Cayman 718 GTS is mid mounted and while international models will get a 6-speed manual option, India will only get the PDK automatic gearbox. The 0-100 kmph time has dropped down to just 3.9 seconds with the sport chrono pack and on to a top speed of 290 kmph!
The Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster GTS also get torque vectoring, a mechanical limited slip distinction and the Porsche Active Suspension Management system that lowers the ride height for the GTS by 10 mm. visually, the 718 GTS gets some slight updates in the bumpers with the sport pack and a set of black 20-inch alloy wheels.
As with all GTS models, the tail lamps and headlights get a special black tint to them and the car also gets GTS logos on the doors that are in black. On the inside, the Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster GTS gets standard upgrades like sports seats, alcantara inserts and the standard Porsche Track Precession App that lets the driver record lap times and videos directly onto the smartphone. In the cabin, the GTS versions comes with more Alcantara on the seats, steering wheel, center console and armrests.
The GTS versions will top the 718 range for the moment as Porsche has talked about the possibility of a 718 Cayman GT4 with a naturally aspirated flat-six motor and there is high potential for the outline of a 718 Boxster Spyder. There is no word on when Porsche will carry these models to India, where it currently sells the standard 718 Cayman and Boxster with the 300hp, 2.0-litre turbocharged flat-four at Rs.81.63 lakh and 85.53 lakh, correspondingly (prices ex-showroom).