On the 718 GTS models, the lightweight chassis with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) delivers precise and agile handling. PASM, the electronic damping control system, continuously adjusts the damping force on each wheel, based on current road conditions and driving style. The body sits 10 mm lower than that of the 718 and 718 S models. The result: increased driving stability, increased safety and increased performance.
The 718 GTS models are equipped with a smooth shifting 6-speed manual transmission optimally matched to the respective engine map. The shift throws are sporty and short – shift effort is low. This means short shift times for a sporty and directly engaging driving experience.
The high-powered 2.5-litre turbocharged and horizontally opposed cylinder engine with direct fuel injection (DFI), VarioCam Plus and integrated dry-sump lubrication delivers a mighty 269 kW (365 hp) to the road. Top speed isn’t reached until 290 km/h. The dash from 0 to 100 km/h is quite remarkable, too: with the 6-speed manual transmission, the new 718 GTS models complete the sprint in a mere 4.6 seconds. And it gets sportier still: with Launch Control of the Sport Chrono Package and Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), the clock stops after just 4.1 seconds.
The new 718 GTS models are the embodiment of forward thrust – even when stationary. Thanks to a sharpened design language and accents in black. The rear is clearly contoured and looks wide and imposing due to the rear apron and the centrally positioned sports tailpipes in black. The LED taillights are tinted, the model logo is also finished in black.
With the sports exhaust system, the powerful sound of the mid-mounted engine becomes even more intense – at the push of a button. The centrally positioned two-tract sports tailpipes in stainless steel are finished in high-gloss black.
The new 718 GTS models are never satisfied. They always crave more. More heart pounding from the start. More corners per kilometre. And more adrenaline with every metre. With an uprated midmounted engine and a chassis unfazed by any hairpin turn. Their power follows an upward path, their design looks forwards: with sharpened forms, honed lines, exquisite materials.
The interior integrates the driver perfectly into the vehicle. All the important information you need is directly within view. Alcantara®, the proven motorsport material, ensures a good grip. In the new 718 GTS models, it is used primarily for surfaces within close reach: such as on the steering wheel rim and gear lever/ selector. Sports seats Plus help to create the seating sensation typical of a sports car. The special part? The combination of leather and Alcantara® and a striking seam pattern. The seat centres are in Alcantara® and the headrests are embroidered with ‘GTS’ logos. Sports bucket seats are available as an option for an even more authentic motorsport feel.
The optionally available GTS interior package makes the new 718 GTS models even more visually succinct and sporty. More succinct, thanks to the impression created by the accent colours of Carmine Red or Crayon in the interior. More sporty, thanks to extensive items in Alcantara® combined with the interior scheme of black leather and decorative trims in carbon.
Sound Package Plus delivers excellent sound. It comprises six loudspeakers and a total output of 110 watts in the new 718 Boxster GTS, and eight loudspeakers with 150 watts in the new 718 Cayman GTS.
The new 718 GTS models are therefore equipped with four-piston aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers, all finished in red. They are light and resistant to deformation. The brake discs are crossdrilled and internally vented, which helps to provide improved wet braking and optimum cooling.
The Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), which includes expressive four-point daytime running lights, headlight cleaning system, dynamic cornering light and dynamic range control, is available as an option.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|Compression ratio||9.5 : 1||9.5 : 1|
|Valves||2 intake / 2 exhaust||2 intake / 2 exhaust|
|Valve timing||VarioCam Plus||VarioCam Plus|
|Lubrication||Integrated dry-sump||Integrated dry-sump|
|Intake style||Resonance intake system||Resonance intake system|
|Bore||102.0 mm||102.0 mm|
|Exhaust emission treatment||1 catalytic converter||1 catalytic converter|
|Design and cylinders||Turbocharged boxer 4||Turbocharged boxer 4|
|Max. power||365 hp||365 hp|
|at rpm||1,900 - 5,000 rpm||1,900 - 5,000 rpm|
|Stroke||76.0 mm||76.0 mm|
|Power-to-weight ratio||8.3 lb/hp||8.5 lb/hp|
|Max. power per liter||146.0 hp/l||146.0 hp/l|
|at rpm||6,500 rpm||6,500 rpm|
|Max. engine speed||7,500 rpm||7,500 rpm|
|Displacement||2.5 l||2.5 l|
|Max. torque||309 lb-ft||309 lb-ft|
|Maximum load||660 lb||660 lb|
|Curb weight||3,032 lb||3,098 lb|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)||3,692 lb||3,758 lb|
|Width (w/ mirrors)||78.5 in||78.5 in|
|Length||172.9 in||172.9 in|
|Width (w/ mirrors folded)||70.9 in||70.9 in|
|Height||50.6 in||50.6 in|
|Drag coefficient (Cd)||0.32 Cd||0.32 Cd|
|Wheelbase||97.4 in||97.4 in|
|Front track||60.1 in||60.1 in|
|Rear track||60.4 in||60.4 in|
|Turning circle||36.1 ft||36.1 ft|
|Top track speed||180 mph||180 mph|
|0 - 60 mph||4.4 s||3.9 s|
|Rear luggage compartment volume||9.7 ft³||9.7 ft³|
|Front luggage compartment volume||5.2 ft³||5.2 ft³|
|Fuel tank||16.9 gal||16.9 gal|
|EPA Disclaimer||EPA estimates not yet available.||EPA estimates not yet available.|
|Drivetrain||Rear-wheel drive||Rear-wheel drive|
|Manual transmission||6-speed manual||6-speed manual|
|Automatic transmission||7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)||7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)|
|Chassis and Suspension||Manual||PDK|
|Front axle||MacPherson strut suspension with anti-roll bar||MacPherson strut suspension with anti-roll bar|
|Traction control||Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)||Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)|
|Stability control||Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)||Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)|
|Tires (rear)||265/35 ZR 20||265/35 ZR 20|
|Tires (front)||235/35 ZR 20||235/35 ZR 20|
|Wheels (rear)||10 x 20 ET 45||10 x 20 ET 45|
|Rear axle||MacPherson strut suspension with anti-roll bar||MacPherson strut suspension with anti-roll bar|
|Wheels (front)||8 x 20 ET 57||8 x 20 ET 57|
|Steering||Electromechanical power steering with variable steering ratio||Electromechanical power steering with variable steering ratio|
|Brakes||330 mm brake rotors with 4-piston calipers at front; 299 mm brake rotors with 4-piston calipers at rear||330 mm brake rotors with 4-piston calipers at front; 299 mm brake rotors with 4-piston calipers at rear|
|Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)||Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)||Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)|
|Service and Warranty||Manual||PDK|
|Main service interval||Porsche Cars North America offers service and maintenance packages in a variety of terms to match your intended usage. Please see your authorized Porsche Dealer for details and availability.||Porsche Cars North America offers service and maintenance packages in a variety of terms to match your intended usage. Please see your authorized Porsche Dealer for details and availability.|
|Limited vehicle warranty||4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first) including 24-hour roadside assistance program||4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first) including 24-hour roadside assistance program|
|Limited corrosion warranty||12 years/unlimited miles||12 years/unlimited miles|
|Limited paint warranty||4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first)||4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first)|