Tailored for design and sportiness –the new Porsche 718 GTS modelsOct 18th, 2017
Toronto. Porsche is expanding its mid-engine sports car range with the new two-seater 718 Boxster GTS and 718 Cayman GTS. The vehicles’ power has now been increased to 365 horsepowerthanks to a newly developed intake duct and an optimized turbocharger for the 2.5-litre, four-cylinder boxer engine. With these improvements, the engine delivers 15 horsepowermore than the 718 S model and up to 35 horsepowermore than its GTS predecessor models with naturally aspirated engines. The new range-topping mid-engine modelsare available with manual six-speed transmissionor optional Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe(PDK). The GTS vehicles are equipped with a host of standardfeatures, such as the Sport Chrono Package, Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with a mechanical rear differential lock,and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), which lowers the ride heightby ten millimetres.
More power for more performance The maximum torque of317 lb. ft. provides even better acceleration and flexibility values. This is available between 1,900 and 5,000 rpm. When combined with the PDK, the GTS models can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds. The vehicles’ top speed is 290 km/h.
Typical GTS: numerous black elements both inside and out
The GTS models stand out within the 718 model line,not only in terms of technology, but also in their visual design. The new Sport Design apron at the front of the vehicle emphasizes the vehicles’ sporty character. As is typical for GTS models, the front light modules and the Bi-Xenon headlights are black-tinted. At the rear of the vehicle, the tinted tail lights, black logos, black rear apron and centrally positioned black tailpipes of the standard sports exhaust system give the GTS its unique appearance. Black GTS logos at the base of the doors and 20-inch wheels painted in black (satin finish) complete the side view.
High-quality Alcantara and Porsche Track Precision App GTS genes also shape the interior. The stopwatch of the standard Sport Chrono Package is integrated as a central component of the dashboard. The two occupantscan enjoy sports seats, which feature Alcantara centres as with the other Porsche GTS models. The sports seats Plus with GTS logos on theheadrests can be electronically adjusted in two ways and provide increased lateral support and comfort. In addition, the interior features a high proportion of Alcantara, which can be found on the steering wheel trim, centre console and armrests, for example. Furthermore, drivers with a particular passion for motorsportsare assisted by the Porsche Track Precision App (PTPA), which enables the driver to automatically record, display and analyze driving data on their smartphone.
The 2018 718 GTS models are available to order now and arrive inCanadian Porsche Centresin the first quarter of 2018, with pricing for the 718 Cayman GTS starting at $90,600, and $93,000 for the 718 Boxster GTS.
Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd., a dedicated subsidiary of Porsche AG, imports and distributes Porsche vehicles in Canada. The company employs a team of more than 50 in sales, aftersales, finance, marketing, network development, and public relations. In 2016, Porsche sold an unprecedented 7,061 units in Canada, up 10% over the prior year.