19 March 2014

New Porsche Boxster GTS for Summer

Since the Porsche Boxster first appeared in showrooms nearly 20 years ago, the mid-engined two-seater has established itself as the benchmark roadster.

The new Boxster GTS, announced today, enhances the driving experience further with an uprated engine and specific chassis tuning.

It features an optimised version of the 3.4 engine which has been tuned to produce an extra 15hp, which develops 330hp and additional pulling power at 370 Nm. A Sport Chrono package and Porsche Active Suspension Management are fitted as standard.

The Boxster GTS can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 4.7 seconds which is slightly quicker than the standard Boxster S PDK. With the standard manual six-speed transmission, the GTS is the first Boxster to offer the potential to top the 280 km/h threshold. It's also the company's first mid-engined roadster to be certified according to the Euro 6 emissions standard, and achieves an overall fuel consumption with PDK of 34.4mpg.

The car sits on black finish 20-inch Carrera S alloy wheels which give a strong hint to the car's intent. Sports seats and leather trim are fitted as standard.

The new Boxster GTS is available to order now and will be on sale in the UK and here in Ireland from May 2014.