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Now that the configurator is live, standard options are known and price is set it looks like there is close to 0 real price difference from my 2018 CGTS.
MSRP with destination on 18 was $80,800 or so. This new one is $88,150. So basically a $7,300 swing. When you just look at basic inflation of about 2% over 3 model years you’re around $5,000 alone. Then, on top of that they’ve included tons more standard options to more than cover the left over $2,300 in price difference.
Either this is a screaming deal or us earlier year people got the shaft.
Regardless I’m sure the 4.0 is going to make some people really happy. I’m just glad that I got to drive mine sooner than later.
 

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I'm not sure I agree with that math.
One year Base Price difference, technically I don't think there was a 2020 GTS in USA, so this is really a Two Year Price difference from 2019 to 2021 models, GTS vs. GTS 4.0 is $6,100.

I guess that's how much the F6 is worth. They do also throw in a few extra features, but then again those are standard on all trims now, such as Seat Heating (previously $530), Apple CarPlay (previously $360), and 2-Zone Automatic Climate Control (previously $770). So that's $1,660 of options whether you want them or not. So a roughly $4,500 price difference when you factor out the mandatory options. I get inflation, but $5-6k is $5-6k.
 
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Very attractive GTS 4.0 pricing. I just configured a GTS 4.0 with the same options as my 2019 GTS. $99,900 for GTS 4.0 and $95,600 for my 2019 GTS, only a $4,300 premium. Porsche improves its product with each passing year, so I can't be too crestfallen. But I can tell you, had I known, I would have waited. For me, the extra $11,900 would be worth it ($4,300 higher MSRP plus loss of $6,700 (7%) discount, plus $900 for black calipers). And as much as I like Miami Blue, the Python Green calls out to me.

The only pricing that seems outrageous is the extra $900 to get black calipers instead of red calipers.
 

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Very attractive GTS 4.0 pricing. I just configured a GTS 4.0 with the same options as my 2019 GTS. $99,900 for GTS 4.0 and $95,600 for my 2019 GTS, only a $4,300 premium. Porsche improves its product with each passing year, so I can't be too crestfallen. But I can tell you, had I known, I would have waited. For me, the extra $11,900 would be worth it ($4,300 higher MSRP plus loss of $6,700 (7%) discount, plus $900 for black calipers). And as much as I like Miami Blue, the Python Green calls out to me.

The only pricing that seems outrageous is the extra $900 to get black calipers instead of red calipers.
Just curious, you got a 7% discount on ordering the 2019 GTS new or just on a car that was already on the lot?
 

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Or maybe that's their way of saying that the 4.0 isn't really any better than the 2.5T.

I'd take the turbo's low end torque over the flat-6 sound any day.
Yes, in my mind, the GTS 4.0 has decent low-end torque. But reality can be quite another thing. Just returned from a ride in my 718, and I have to wonder if the 4.0 could come close to the F4T in low speed responsiveness.
 

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I would personally stick with a F4T, either base or S, over the GTS 4.0, but if I had unlimited funds the GT4 or Spyder could tempt me... Given it was available with PDK.
The GTS 4.0 might offer better ride comfort, as far as I have understood, than the GT4 and Spyder with basicly the same engine.
 

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The NA flat 6 sound is very muted in the 718. The Car Guys noted this..

The Car Guys on the 718 NA6 flat six sound..

I configured my 2019 718 Boxster GTS as the new 2021 GTS 4.0. $106K. I paid around $70K as a CPO with 130 miles on the clock. Interesting the Sport Design Package in High Gloss Black is no longer available. My car has that option.
 

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Yes, in my mind, the GTS 4.0 has decent low-end torque. But reality can be quite another thing. Just returned from a ride in my 718, and I have to wonder if the 4.0 could come close to the F4T in low speed responsiveness.
I'm fairly certain the manual versions of the 4.0 will feel slower than existing F4T in the GTS. We've already seen reviews where comments are made about not getting what all the fuss is about with the F6 until you get past 4k rpm. That's not to say they will feel slow or are objectively slower to 60 (low 4 seconds even in the manual cars is not at all bad) but rather just a seat of the pants difference.
I'm not feeling any big need for more than the 300 hp in my base car but there are some options that I would like that I don't already have (PASM, PTV, Burmeister). Once the F6 cars start hitting dealerships I would like to see if I can get a test drive in a 4.0 GTS just to see how it feels and if it pulls at my heart strings. My most likely route still feels like an "S" at some point (the better turbo in the 2.5 motor is enticing) with choice options but we'll see.
 

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I'm fairly certain the manual versions of the 4.0 will feel slower than existing F4T in the GTS. We've already seen reviews where comments are made about not getting what all the fuss is about with the F6 until you get past 4k rpm. That's not to say they will feel slow or are objectively slower to 60 (low 4 seconds even in the manual cars is not at all bad) but rather just a seat of the pants difference.
I'm not feeling any big need for more than the 300 hp in my base car but there are some options that I would like that I don't already have (PASM, PTV, Burmeister). Once the F6 cars start hitting dealerships I would like to see if I can get a test drive in a 4.0 GTS just to see how it feels and if it pulls at my heart strings. My most likely route still feels like an "S" at some point (the better turbo in the 2.5 motor is enticing) with choice options but we'll see.
There are a few options I didn't plan on that I'm happy I ended up with:

PASM is one. The non sport setting is very comfortable on our non-pristine roads, only being a bit stiff when the road is really bad. Sport setting is a huge difference and very enjoyable. It's really usable on really good roads though IMO.

Sport Chrono is the other. I have a 6sp so don't have Launch Control but do get Rev Match though. I'm not highly skilled at heel/toe so I really appreciate that feature when driving the twisties. SC also comes with Individual mode which I've set to non-sport suspension and Sport+ response. Very nice!

I hope this helps.
 

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Yeah, I don't feel compelled to get a GTS 4.0. And I haven't even talked to the dealer about it. Certainly not asking about GT4s - although Porsche said it's not a "limited production" car I'm gonna guess they're jacking the prices.
 

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The NA flat 6 sound is very muted in the 718. The Car Guys noted this..

The Car Guys on the 718 NA6 flat six sound..

I configured my 2019 718 Boxster GTS as the new 2021 GTS 4.0. $106K. I paid around $70K as a CPO with 130 miles on the clock. Interesting the Sport Design Package in High Gloss Black is no longer available. My car has that option.
I priced out all the same options that are on my '19 GTS, and I came in around $109k. The sticker on my car was $96k, but I picked it up at the dealer as a left over '19 three months ago for $84k. Had 64 miles on, and 30 where between the two test drives that I did before buying it.
 
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