More power and a glorious manual for new mini-me Porsches
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Porsche has revealed GTS versions of its 718 Cayman coupé and Boxster convertible, with another 11kW from the 2.5-litre, flat-four turbo engine and a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, which should please Porsche purists.
New Zealand pricing for both machines is still to be finalised, through the first examples are expected to arrive in our dealerships by March 2018.
The increased power compared with the existing 718 S has been achieved via a revised intake system and turbocharger tweaks, taking the maximum output to 268kW.
Porsche garnered acclaim for fitting the 911 GT3 with a manual gearbox. A similar transmission is standard on the 718 GTS, with a PDK double-clutch gearbox available as an option.
Standard equipment includes a Sport Chrono Package, torque vectoring with a mechanical limited-slip differential and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), which reduces the ride height by 10mm.
The maximum torque of 430Nm is available from 1,900 to 5,000rpm. With the PDK gearbox and the launch control function of the Sport Chrono Package, the 718 GTS can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 4.1sec.
Both variants have a maximum speed of 180mph. The EU Combined economy is 34.4mpg, with 186g/km of CO2 emissions.
The GTS is marked out by a revised front end, with black-tinted lenses over the Bi-Xenon LED headlights. At the rear, the black theme is continued on the lights and badging, with centrally-exiting black exhaust tailpipes. There ae black GTS logos either side, along with black satin-finished 20-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, there are Alcantara suede-effect sections on the seats, which are electrically adjustable, along with Alcantara on the steering wheel rim, centre console and armrests.
- Telegraph UK