Naomi – Porsche 718 Boxster GTS 4.0
Joining the fleet in early July!
The Porsche 718 Boxster GTS 4.0
You certainly can’t accuse Porsche of not listening. Nor being afraid of a public U-turn. They have finally put six-cylinder power back in the Boxster and Cayman. First with the announcement last year that the new GT4/Spyder would have a naturally aspirated 4.0L flat six. And now, even more surprisingly by launching the new GTS with the same 4.0 flat-six engine. Now that is something nobody expected coming. Well done and thank you Porsche! We jumped on the good news and ordered a brand new 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 for the Club even before anyone ever drove one.
The geeky stuff
So we arrive at this, the new 718 GTS, which gains the 4.0-litre flat-six engine that’s appeared in the recent Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder. Here it produces 400 HP and is good for 0-100 in 4.5secs and a 293 km/h top speed, making it quicker than the old GTS and only marginally slower than the GT4/Spyder.
In essence, then, it’s a GT4 less hung up on lap times and more amiable as an everyday car. In the best GTS tradition it’s ticked all of the nicest options boxes on your behalf – active sports suspension, torque vectoring with a mechanical limited-slip differential, Sport Chrono, a telemetry app, sports exhaust… and a six-speed manual gearbox. They really have been listening to us.
And we have been listening to our members. Because everyone liked the 981 Boxster GTS we had in the fleet back in 2017 we decided to get the brand new Boxster with its sweet four liter engine. Because top-down is best for summer. The car will join our fleet in May.
No idea. No journalist and noone we know has ever driven one at this point in time. But let’s not kid ourselves. It will be brilliant, and not just for Porsche fans. Ours will be one of the first ones delivered in Luxemourg and we will report as soon as we get some seat-time in it.
4 liter naturally aspirated flat-six, 400PS, open-top Porsche with a manual gearbox. Enough said.