Kicking the Four-Pot to the Curb
In the new 718 Boxster and Cayman GTS, Porsche has replaced the 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with a 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-six engine pulled from the Spyder and GT4. The four-pot engine is still available in the S version of the cars and below, but the GTS gets the six-cylinder just like they should.
The flat-six in the car may be related to the Spyder and GT4, but it makes a little less power. The engine pumps out 394 hp and 309 lb-ft of torque. There’s more good news, too. This car can only be had with a six-speed manual transmission. It also comes with a sport exhaust system.
Additional upgrades include a ride height that’s 0.8 inches lower than the standard car, 20-inch black wheels, 13.8-inch brake rotor up front and a 13-inch brake rotor in the rear, and six-piston calipers. In addition to the performance upgrades, the GTS gets some blacked-out trim, more Alcantara on the inside, plenty of carbon fiber, and two different interior packages: Carmine Red or Chalk.
According to Car and Driver, the price for the Cayman GTS will be around $87,000 and the Boxster GTS will start just under $90,000. The cars should be available for order in the summer of 2020.