2018 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS Is A 375 HP Monster. If 350 HP Porsche 718 Boxster S is not enough for you, maybe you will be happy with the fact that 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS is coming next year with impressive 375 HP. The base and S version of Porsche Boxster received a facelift and was launched next year.
They bring back the 718 prefix and get new turbocharged 4-cylinder engine instead of the old flat-six. The GTS version will come with the same 4-cylinder engine but offer, even more, power and speed.
2018 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS Specifications
Spy shot, Interior design
The most noteworthy part of the new 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS design is the front bumper. If you pay attention to the spy shots, you will notice that there is a lip spoiler below the bumper. That’s not there for show only. As a matter of fact, this is a part of the new aero mod of GTS that will help to provide additional downforce. Moving to the rear, GTS gets special sport exhaust that will distinguish this powerful model with other Boxster.
Engine Specifications — Porsche 718 Boxster GTS 2018
Just like the refreshed Boxster and Boxster S, the naturally aspirated flat-six unit is ditched in GTS and replaced by a 2.5 L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. But instead of 350 HP, the engine will deliver 375 HP. Two options of the gearbox, manual, and PDK transmission should be available just like the two previous models.
The 0-62 mph time and the top speed of the more powerful GTS have yet to be announced. But of course, we can expect faster speed which will be in sync with the additional power.
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To refresh our memory, 718 Boxster S can sprint to 62 mph from a standstill in 4.2 seconds when it is equipped with the PDK transmission and Sport Chrono Package. Consequently, Boxster GTS should be able to hit 62 mph in at least solid 4 seconds and the top speed should be better than Boxster S’ 177 mph.
2018 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS Release Date and Price
Upcoming 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS release date will probably be launched in late 2017, probably during Frankfurt Motor Show in September. But let’s cross our finger that it can arrive faster for Geneva Motor Show in March. Boxster GTS is amazing with its new turbocharged 4-cylinder engine.
But if the old naturally aspirated flat-six is still the one you prefer, you are lucky because Porsche will launch Boxster Spyder and Cayman GT4 that will come with the updated version of the flat-six engine. Moreover, Porsche is also planning to launch the China exclusive version of Boxster and Cayman with smaller power and lower starting price.
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