Porsche unveiled the facelifted ‘718’ Boxster with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine at the Geneva Motor Show this year in both a base and ‘S’ variant. However, going by the latest spy shots, it sure looks like Porsche has got the ‘GTS’ in the works too.
While the more performance oriented 718 Boxster ‘GTS’ could show up in the international arena sometime in 2017, we take a quick look at what to expect from this iteration. With 350bhp and 420Nm already on tap in the 718 Boxster S, sources claim that the GTS could cough up close to 375bhp and 447Nm of torque.
Thanks to the increase in power, expect the GTS to be quicker to 100kmph than the 718 Boxster S, and also clock a higher top speed (285kmph by the S). As with most extreme performance variants, Porsche’s 718 Boxster GTS could probably make it to showrooms with a sportier body shell, a stiffer suspension, fresh alloys, and a new exhaust.
Though details are sketchy at the moment, reports suggest that the 718 Boxster GTS could debut at a major auto show sometime next year. As of now, Porsche seems to be focussed on introducing the 250bhp versions of the Boxster and Cayman in China, so that they can benefit from more sales by making these versions more affordable.