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Porsche 718 Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS local pricing announced

By Chris Thompson, 18 Oct 2017 News

Mid-engined turbo-four range expanded as Porsche adds GTS variants to 718 line up

2018 Porsche Cayman GTS & 718 Boxster GTS main

Porsche is adding two more models to its ‘entry-level’ 718 lineup, the Porsche 718 Boxster GTS and 718 Cayman GTS.

With a little bit more power being drawn from the turbocharged 2.5-litre four pots, the 718s will be coming to Australia for $173,100 in Cayman spec or $175,900 for the Boxster - before statutory and dealer charges, of course.

These prices place them firmly at the top of the 718 food chain, with the next cheapest model being the 718 Boxster S at around the 150K mark (give or take a couple of thousand for auto or manual).

2018-Porsche-718-Boxster-GTS-exterior.jpgThe pair of GTS 718s are also available in manual or auto, with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) adding an additional $5980 to the price of either.

With 269kW and 430Nm, the GTS models gain 26kW over the previous atmo GTS models.

It also has, as standard, a few features which were previously only options. Among the additions are Porsche’s ‘Sport Chrono Package’ which is most notable for adding a clock to the dash and, Porsche’s torque vectoring system with mechanical rear differential lock, and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), which lowers the body by 10 millimetres.

2018-Porsche-Cayman-GTS-rear.jpgAs such, both new models have a claimed 0-100km/h sprint of 4.1 seconds when equipped with PDK, making them the fastest 718s by a tenth.

In terms of design, both cars feature the new Porsche ‘Sport Design’ bumpers, as well as black-tinted lights, black tailpipes, black logos, and black 20-inch wheels.

The 718 Boxster GTS and 718 Cayman GTS models are available to order now and arrive in Australian dealerships around March 2018.