A few months ago, we reported on some leaked information from an internal presentation for upcoming Porsche models. This included details about the Macan and the 911 Targa, which we now know to be true, but there was also talk about GTS versions of the Cayman and Boxster.

Well, it appears we're now getting our first look at these GTS models, as our spy photographers have just snapped a pair of Porsche prototypes out testing – one Cayman and one Boxster.

Right off the bat, we can see that both GTS-branded cars will get a slightly tweaked exterior with new fascias (bringing LED daytime running lights to the Cayman) and air diffusers at the rear. The true gem of these cars will be the added horsepower to the tune of 340 horsepower – a 15-hp bump. A manual transmission will likely be standard, as will Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM).

The original leaked information said both cars will debut in April at the Beijing Motor Show before going on sale in June. Prices for both should start around $75,000.


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      audisp0rta4
      • 11 Months Ago
      During the last generation, I would've easily picked the Caymen over the Boxter. But between the new models, I would have such a hard time deciding. Both look and perform so well!
      Miguro Takahashi
      • 11 Months Ago
      *Starts at $75K, haha you're more likely to find a hot woman who loves to cook and clean than either GTS example for under $80K.
      Nicholas Maher
      • 11 Months Ago
      Excellent, they will have "and air diffusers at the rear." As opposed to cheese diffusers?
      jphyundai
      • 11 Months Ago
      Wow, for about 75k I can get less power than a Dodge Chrysler. Or I can get an SRT Dodge Chrysler. Porsche is sadly behind at 35 more Hp than a V6 V6 V6 Challenger.......
        Brex
        • 11 Months Ago
        @jphyundai
        What the hell is a Dodge Chrysler?
          Teleny411
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Brex
          Sounds like a kid's game or a rash.
        ScottT
        • 11 Months Ago
        @jphyundai
        What's a dodge Chrysler? And how many cylinders do you think the boxster and cayman have?
        CoolWaters
        • 11 Months Ago
        @jphyundai
        An SRT Dodge Charger, is designed to race street light to street light. The Porsche is designed for a sporting drive to the beach or country home, with agile handling, great aerodynamics, ultra low center of gravity, and the ability to run on the autobahn all day long.
        i_heart_2_pwn_u
        • 11 Months Ago
        @jphyundai
        srt dodge chryslers are way overrated...what you're really after is a buick chevrolet v-sport. they are rare, but if you look hard I'm sure you can find one.
        theblackporsche
        • 11 Months Ago
        @jphyundai
        Yeah, cause a Porsche and a Dodge Chrysler are the same thing.
      Eskimo
      • 11 Months Ago
      Pathetically underpowered and ridiculously overpriced. The Cayman S should keep the current pricetag, and att the drivetrain of the AWD Turbo PDK. Even the best transmission (PDK) on the planet can't save this joke of a car. I would buy the current Cayman with no option for $29k, because that's all it's worth.
        Jonathan
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Eskimo
        It might be underpowered but it definitely isn't overweight. I believe the standard Cayman S is around 2900-2950 pounds. Still under 5 seconds to 60 and a definite track star.
        Lachmund
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Eskimo
        Hmm I wonder which of this site's trolls new account you are...We'll find out soon enough.
        ScottT
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Eskimo
        $29K not $30K???
        theblackporsche
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Eskimo
        That's exactly what someone who doesn't understand cars and has no money would say.
      ThomasT
      • 11 Months Ago
      Nice looking car, but long-term reliability is terrible. I guess porsche owners buy a new car every three years or so once the warranty runs out?
        theblackporsche
        • 11 Months Ago
        @ThomasT
        Get your facts straight...Porsche's are very reliable. Sounds like someone's bitter.
        oneiron
        • 11 Months Ago
        @ThomasT
        Long term reliability terrible? You cannot be serious. My 2004 911 has never had anything done to it except normal, routine maintenance. Except for the convertible top it is a simple car with virtually none of the bells and whistles of the current models. I'd love to get a new one but the current models are so tech heavy that they detract from the driving experience--the reason yu buy a Porsche in the first place.
        superchan7
        • 11 Months Ago
        @ThomasT
        That sentence didn't even make sense. A warranty runs out once. Buying a car "every three years or so" is a repeating activity. Ever owned a Volkswagen or Audi?
      johnnyhedwardsjr
      • 11 Months Ago
      Just put a turbo in them already. Stop with all this 10 hp here and 20 hp there. A Cayman Turbo with 455 hp is what I need in my life.
        juststudent
        • 11 Months Ago
        @johnnyhedwardsjr
        We all know why. More than 350hp, they'll canibalize 911.
      Brex
      • 11 Months Ago
      I used to be a fan of the new Cayman and appreciate the recent update. But, I've lost respect mostly because of the ridiculous price tags they carry, particularly after they are the most basic option boxes are ticked. If prices start at $75k, they'll easily push and surpass $100k. That's just stupid money for 340 hp, even if it might be the sweetest handling coupe on the market.
        superchan7
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Brex
        A base Cayman for $53k is a smoking bargain for a moderately powerful mid-engine sports car. Just order one since dealers only stock fluff-laden units.
        Teleny411
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Brex
        Well all cars are overpriced, but other than Lotus Elise/Evora these twins are the only mid-engine cars on the market without supercar pricing;
        theblackporsche
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Brex
        You don't have to option up a Cayman to $100K to have a great car. The GTS will include the most important options most buyers select.
      superchan7
      • 11 Months Ago
      Psshhht, 15 hp. A 911 buyer wouldn't be swayed by this, and a Boxster/Cayman buyer on a lower budget would never bother with a few horses costing $10k extra. Sure, the appearance upgrades are worth a few bucks. The only option box a Porsche buyer really needs to tick is the Sport Exhaust. All of that other fluff is available on any old luxury car.
        oneiron
        • 11 Months Ago
        @superchan7
        Sport exhaust? $3,000 to make a loud exhaust even noisier. No thanks.
        juststudent
        • 11 Months Ago
        @superchan7
        15hp isn't a bump. GTS isn't replacer for base variant. They're basically the same engine of S version, also you get few options.
      ScottT
      • 11 Months Ago
      So just 10hp less and 200lbs lighter than the base 991? A bit surprising that they overlap the models.
      The OM Dude
      • 11 Months Ago
      It should be interesting to see what the standard equipment is. Porsche is infamous for their phone-book size option list, but unless you are building a track-day car (and what other purpose would you have for ordering the GTS?) a base Cayman like the one I delivered for a three-time client - one with no options whatsoever except metallic paint - is as fun to drive on public roads as you will ever find for $52,260 (with my discount) plus license and taxes.
        johnnyhedwardsjr
        • 11 Months Ago
        @The OM Dude
        Yeah. The problem is that Porsche makes you pay for $hit that comes standard on Corolla's. It's not like people check boxes for fun, they are checking boxes to get XM Radio and Bluetooth and iPod adapters. It's BS.
      Rr778
      • 11 Months Ago
      This car will be great! But at 75k come on you could get a Z06 or a Carrera. I'd really like to see porsche stay true to its minimalist race car heritage(mid engines naturally aspirated) but give us power Some kid in a camaro with wide tires would do better at a track day. I do want this car with way more power.
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