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2015 Porsche Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS revealed


GTS modes Boxster and CaymanThe new GTS variants of both Boxster and Cayman will debut at New York motor show in April, but Porsche has previewed the cars and some of their details ahead of the unveiling.

The range-topping GTS versions carry uprated tunes of the shared mid-mounted 3.4-litre six-cylinder in the Boxster S and Cayman S, with power upped 11kW and torque 10Nm to 243kW/370Nm for the Boxster and 250kW/380Nm for the Cayman.

There's an acceleration benefit of 0.3 seconds for each car in the 0-100km/h sprint, with the figures given for the seven-speed dual clutch auto versions claiming the Cayman GTS logs 4.6 seconds and the Boxster GTS 4.7 seconds, with top speeds of 285km/h and 281km/h respectively.

Standard equipment includes active suspension management and the Sport Chrono pack, allowing the driver to dial up the ride, engine, throttle and steering settings for anything between a comfortable cruise to track day characteristics.

Visual cues includes black 20-inch wheels and similarly dark accents for the badging, headlights and taillights, twin central exhaust tips, and reshaped front and rear fascia.
 
The Porsche Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS will launch in overseas markets in May, but it will be at least three or four more months before we see them here. Expect to pay an extra whack -- yet to be announced -- above the S models: $126,500 (man) and $131,490 (auto) for the Boxster S and $139,900 (man) and $144,890 (auto) for the Cayman S.

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