Sechszylinder-Sauger aus dem Cayman GT4 und Schaltgetriebe: Danke, Porsche!

Konnte man das kommen sehen? Wahrscheinlich nicht unbedingt. Umso erfreulicher sind die Nachrichten für alle Fans des ungefilterten Fahrspaßes. Porsche hat nämlich soeben die neuen 718 Boxster GTS und 718 Cayman GTS enthüllt. 718 Boxster und Cayman GTS 4.0, um genau zu sein.

Moment, WAAAS? Richtig gelesen: Der 365 PS starke 2,5-Liter-Vierzylinder hat im 718 GTS ausgedient. An seine Stelle tritt eine nur leicht abgemilderte Variante des neuen 4,0-Liter-Sechszylinder-Saug-Boxers aus 718 Cayman GT4 und 718 Boxster Spyder. Zusammen und vorerst exklusiv mit einem manuellen Sechsgang-Getriebe. Da hüpft das Enthusiasten-Herz. Vor allem jenes, dem GT4 und Spyder eventuell ein bisschen zu extrem (oder eher ein bisschen zu teuer) erscheinen.  

Hier bringt es der frei saugende Vierliter auf 400 PS und 420 Nm. Im GT4 und Spyder sind es lediglich 20 PS mehr. Die Maximaldrehzahl beträgt 7.800 U/min. Laut Porsche gehen Boxster und Cayman GTS 4.0 in 4,5 Sekunden von 0-100 km/h, gerade mal 0,1 Sekunden langsamer als ihre Hardcore-Baureihengeschwister. Die Höchstgeschwindigkeit beträgt 293 km/h.

Die Kundschaft darf sich bei den neuen 718 GTS 4.0 Modellen außerdem über eine ganze Armada an serienmäßigen Performance-Goodies freuen. Das Fahrwerk kommt grundsätzlich mit Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) und sorgt für eine Tieferlegung um 20 mm. Gegen Aufpreis kriegen Sie auch das PASM-Sportfahrwerk, das die Autos weitere 10 mm nach unten bringt.

Ebenfalls ab Werk dabei: Sport Chrono-Paket inklusive der neuesten Porsche Track Precision App, die adaptive Aggregate-Lagerung Porsche Active Drivetrain Mounts (PADM) und Torque Vectoring (PTV) mit mechanischer Hinterachs-Quersperre.

Die neuen 718 GTS 4.0 rollen auf schwarzen 20-Zöllern mit 235/35er Reifen vorne und 265/35er Gummis hinten. Die gelochten Scheiben der verstärkten Bremsanlage messen 350 mm vorne und 330 mm hinten. Keramik-Stopper (PCCB) erhalten Sie optional.

Wie bei Porsches GTS-Varianten üblich, erkennen Sie sie an haufenweise schwarz abgesetzten Dingen: In diesem Fall sollten Sie auf die Spoilerlippe, den durchgehend schwarz gehaltenen Lufteinlass an der Front, die Nebelleuchten, die Rückleuchten sowie das neu designte Heckunterteil schauen.

Im Innenraum feiern die neuen GTS 4.0 die gewohnte Alcantara-Orgie. Die griffige Faser findet sich an Mittelbahnen der serienmäßigen Sportsitze Plus, am Lenkradkranz, der Mittelkonsole, dem Schalthebel und den Armauflagen der beiden Türen. Im 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 zudem an A-Säulen und Dachhimmel. 

Die Preise für den Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 starten bei 81.926 Euro, der 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 ist ab 83.949 Euro zu haben. Das sind jeweils gut 15.000 Euro weniger als für Cayman GT4 und Boxster Spyder. Damit bewerben sich die neuen 718 GTS definitiv fürs Präsidentenamt im Euro-pro-Fahrspaß-Land. Marktstart ist Ende März 2020.

Quelle: Porsche

Bildergalerie: Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 und Porsche 718 Boxster GTS 4.0

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The new 718 GTS 4.0: Six cylinders, naturally aspirated, manual gearbox

A new naturally-aspirated 4.0 liter engine complements the enticing GTS formula

 

Atlanta, Georgia. Porsche is adding two new models to its mid-engine sports car range: the 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 and the 718 Boxster GTS 4.0. The new mid-engine sports cars are powered by a naturally-aspirated four-liter six-cylinder boxer engine developing 394 hp and 309 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is closely related to the 414 hp variant used in the 718 Spyder and the 718 Cayman GT4. Equipped exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission and standard Sport Exhaust System, the 718 GTS 4.0 models offer exceptional throttle response. Both variants can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds and reach a top track speed of 182 mph. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) sport suspension with a 20 millimeter lower ride height (compared to other 718 Boxster and Cayman models) is standard, as is Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with a mechanical limited-slip differential. As a result, the new 718 GTS 4.0 balances nimble handling and ride comfort exceptionally well. The standard Sport Chrono package with upgraded Porsche Track Precision App also underscores the driving enthusiast-oriented character of these mid-engine sports cars. Black contrasting design elements and a dark Alcantara® interior are highlights typical of GTS models.

The 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 and 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 will be available to order in the U.S. in Summer 2020. Detailed pricing and arrival timing at U.S. dealers will also be announced at that time.

The new 718 GTS 4.0: Details

The new GTS engine stands out with its superior power reserves and precise throttle response. It revs effortlessly to 7,800 rpm and emits a particularly rich six-cylinder boxer engine sound via the standard Sports Exhaust System. The 718 GTS 4.0 models adopt the twin tailpipe Sport Exhaust System from the 718 Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4. Its saddle-type design creates space for the contrasting black rear lower fascia, which was specifically designed for the GTS models. As in the 718 Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4, the powerful naturally aspirated four-liter boxer engine is equipped with adaptive cylinder control that alternately switches off one of the two cylinder banks at low engine loads, direct fuel injection with piezo injectors and a variable intake system to enhance the car’s efficiency.

With exceptionally agile handling and precise steering, the chassis pairs an exciting driving experience with ride comfort suitable for everyday use. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is part of the standard equipment on 718 GTS 4.0 models. The ride height with this performance-oriented suspension is 0.78 inches (20 millimeters) lower than on standard 718 Boxster and Cayman models. The regular PASM suspension with a 0.39 inch (10 millimeter) reduction in ride height compared to standard 718 variants is alternatively available. Other standard equipment on the 718 GTS 4.0 models includes Porsche Stability Management (PSM) with individually selectable PSM Sport mode, the Sport Chrono Package including the upgraded Porsche Track Precision App, Porsche Active Drivetrain Mounts (PADM) and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with a mechanical limited-slip differential.

The mid-engine sports cars are fitted with 20-inch light-alloy wheels painted in satin black and high-performance summer tires (235/35 ZR 20 at the front and 265/35 ZR 20 at the rear). In light of the increased power, the brake system has been enhanced compared to the 718 S and previous 718 GTS models. The cross drilled cast-iron front rotors now measure 13.8 inches (350 millimeters) in diameter (up from 330 mm previously) and are equipped with red six-piston calipers, while the rear rotor size has been increased to 13 inches (330 mm). The Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) is available as an option.

As is typical for GTS models, the spoiler lip, the all-black air intake of the Sport Design front fascia and the redesigned lower rear fascia are kept in black, while the front running light lenses and taillights are tinted.

Black Alcantara® is the material of choice for the interior, covering the center sections of the standard Sport Seats Plus as well as the steering wheel rim, center console, gear lever and door armrests. In the 718 Cayman GTS 4.0, Alcantara® also covers the A-pillars and the roof lining. With the optional GTS Interior Package, the tachometer, seat belts, all decorative stitching including the embroidered GTS emblem in the headrests and the Porsche lettering on the floor mats are kept in either Carmine Red or Chalk. The interior trim for the 718 GTS 4.0 models is carbon fiber; other trims are optionally available.

The 718 GTS 4.0 models come standard with Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with a high-resolution seven-inch touchscreen and the Sport Chrono package, including the enhanced Track Precision App. This feature can be accessed when ordering the optional navigation system with Connect. Originating from motorsport, the smartphone app shows performance-related data on the PCM display and records it for later analysis. The online navigation module with real-time traffic information, voice control and Porsche Connect are available as an option, as are a BOSE® Surround Sound System and Burmester High-End Surround Sound System.