So over the course of last weekend I had the chance to check out the Canadian International Autoshow. Porsche certainly had some impressive vehicles on display including a 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series and a 911 GT2 RS.
The GT2 RS is the most powerful 911 that’s ever been built, putting out over 700hp and doing 0-100km in 2.8 seconds. You certainly have to pay for it though as its MSRP is around $300k. As both these vehicles we’re up on stage, I didn't get the chance to see what their interiors were like.
More importantly both the 718 Cayman and Boxster GTS were on display and they both looked incredible. I really wanted to get the chance to sit inside them and see what changes have been implemented on the infotainment system as I know in the past they have been a little finicky. Unfortunately, all of their vehicles were locked and off, so the only interior I was really able to see was the Boxster.
1.) Both the 718 Cayman and Boxster GTS models use the 2.5 liter turbo found in the 718 S models.
2.) Both receive a 15-hp bump over the old flat six models and S model siblings
3.) This puts the GTS 2.5 liter flat four to 365 ponies, 35 more than the previous generations flat six
4.) Torque is up 8 lb-ft to 317, but only on GTS models equipped with the optional seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission. Six-speed manual customers get the same 309 lb-ft as the S-spec engine.
5.) GTS models come with a torque-vectoring feature, the Sport Chrono pack that adds a Sport Plus driving mode, a dashtop stopwatch, and an adaptive sport suspension as standard
6.) Cayman and Boxster GTS are a good $12k more than the S models. IMO it makes more sense to get a 718 S and spec it to match, as you’ll only be short 15hp and a few badges
7.) This years Porsche Communication Management System, according to a rep is said to be one of the most user-friendly and quick-responding systems, with clear visuals, touchscreen controls, and optional voice commands. Did not have the chance to confirm this.
8.) Both the Cayman and Boxster GTS were sitting on Michelin Pilot Sport tires, 265/35 ZR 20’s
9.) Android Auto does not seem to be available, and Apple Car play is not a standard feature on baseline models.
10.) GTS models utilize a healthy dose of Alcantara in the interior as well as some embroidered GTS logos
11.) Despite the $10k price difference, the GTS models are only 0.3 seconds quicker to get from 0-60mph
12.) 6 speed manual is standard on both the Cayman GTS and Boxster, with the 7 speed PDK dual clutch as an additional option.
If I think of more I'll do update posts, and let me know if you guys have any questions.