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Porsche 718 Cayman & Boxster GTS now on sale in Australia

October 18, 2017

Porsche has revealed the new 718 Cayman GTS and 718 Boxster GTS, bringing in more power, a distinct darkened theme, and unique interior for the mid-engined sports cars.

In the engine compartment the 2.5-litre turbo flat-four engine is massaged to produce 269kW and 430Nm, which is up 11kW/10Nm over the current 718 S models. This increase comes thanks to a revised air intake system and engine computer tweak to optimise the setup.

Across the usual 0-100km/h sprint, the GTS models cover it in just 4.1 seconds with the Sport Chromo pack and the PDK automatic transmission. Meanwhile fuel consumption is pretty respectable for this level of performance, rated at 9.1L/100km.

In terms of the visual stuff, the GTS is set apart from the rest thanks to a new Sport Design front bumper bar, unique light clusters, and Bi-Xenon headlights with black tinting. There’s also tinted taillights, black rear bumper trimmings, and a black badge. The standard sports exhaust is given black tips as well. A set of 20-inch black satin wheels complete the look.

Passengers are treat to a unique Sport Chrono stopwatch which is blended into the dash design, with the rest of the Sport Chrono pack as standard, while the seats are trimmed in Alcantara with GTS logos on the headrests. An Alcantara steering wheel, centre console, and armrest tie it all in.

As standard, the GTS is compatible with the Porsche Track Precision App which is able to record, display and analyse driving data via a smartphone. This is the perfect little gadget for track day geeks and those who want to hone their driving skills.

Porsche Australia says the new 718 GTS models are available to order now, with deliveries scheduled to commence in March, 2018. See below for starting prices (excludes on-roads):

2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS – $173,100
2018 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS – $175,900

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He’s obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.