Just this morning, Porsche revealed their 718 GTS models will be powered by four-liter, six-cylinder engines. Yes, you read that right. Porsche have remained difficult to predict and very few would have imagined this. Hello World, meet the 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 and 718 Boxster 4.0 (and yes, we are delighted to meet you too).
The pair are powered by the same four-litre naturally-aspirated engine which was also used in the 718 Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4. In the 718 GTS, you ‘only’ get 400 PS, but mated to a six-speed manual transmission and sports exhaust system. The 718 GTS will complete the sprint in just 4.5 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 293 km/h.
Standard tech includes Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) sport suspension, as well as a 20 millimeter lower ride height and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) which mechanical limited slip rear differential, balancing between dynamic handling and everyday comfort. Also standard will be Porsche Communication Management (PCM) which includes a hi-res 7-inch touchscreen and Sport Chrono Package.
The mid-engine sports cars are fitted with 20-inch light-alloy wheels in Satin-Gloss Black. High-performance tyres (235/35 ZR 20 at the front and 265/35 ZR 20 at the rear) surround the enhanced brake system, which features cross-drilled discs and red callipers. The Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) is available as an option. Dark, contrasting details reflect the particularly sporty status of the GTS cars, which applies to the spoiler lip, the all-black air intake of the Sport Design front apron, the front fog light lenses, the rear light lenses and the redesigned lower rear bumper.
In the interior, dark Alcantara® creates a sporty, elegant ambiance. This is used for the center panels of the standard Sport Seats Plus, as well as the steering wheel rim, center console, gear lever and armrests on both doors. In the 718 Cayman GTS 4.0, it also covers the A-pillars and the roof lining. The optional GTS interior package adds another colour: the choice here is between Carmine Red or Chalk.
This accentuates the rev counter, seat belts, all decorative seams including the embroidered GTS emblem in the headrests and the Porsche lettering on the floor mats with black borders. The trim elements as well as the centre console trim are made of carbon.
No word yet on when these will start to trickle into our part of the world, but we estimate in Q3/Q4 of this year.