The two new GTS models sit at the top of the Cayman and Boxster line-ups
Sales of both GTS models begin in May
The Cayman and Boxster GTS will both make their public debuts at the Beijing motor show next month
Inside, the GTS models get new Alacantra trimmed sports seats
Bespoke Porsche graphics appear inside the cabins of the GTS models
Each GTS model comes powered by a 3.4-litre flat six engine that's Euro 6 emissions compliant
The Cayman GTS can crack 62mph in 4.6 seconds, while the Boxster takes 4.7 seconds
Both GTS cars get new dynamic upgrades including a Sport Chrono package which sharpens responses
New front and rear bumpers distinguish the Boxster and Cayman GTS from their S variants
The Boxster GTS is capable of 175mph, while the Cayman GTS can reach 177mph
Each car comes with a six-speed manual gearbox, although a seven-speed dual-clutch auto box is optional
Porsche has topped its Cayman and Boxster line-ups with new GTS models. The Cayman GTS and Boxster GTS get more power and performance, revised styling and dynamic changes over the Cayman S and Boxster S models on which they are based.
Each is equipped with a 3.4-litre flat six engine that now complies with the more stringent Euro 6 emissions regs. They also have 15bhp more than the S variants, so the Cayman GTS produces 335bhp and the Boxster GTS 325bhp. Torque is also slightly increased, by 7lb ft in each car, giving 280lb ft for the Cayman and 272lb ft for the Boxster.
A six-speed manual gearbox is standard on each car, with a seven-speed dual-clutch auto optional. Fitted with the auto, the Cayman GTS can crack 0-62mph in 4.6sec and the Boxster GTS takes 4.7sec. Top speed is higher in the manual-equipped cars, the Cayman GTS capable of 177mph and the Boxster GTS of 175mph.
A host of dynamic upgrades and packages feature as standard on the new models. These include the Sport Chrono package, which sharpens vehicle responses, and the Porsche Active Suspension Management system (PASM), which brings lowered suspension and electronically controlled adaptive dampers.
The two-seat, rear-drive Cayman GTS and Boxster GTS are distinguished from S models by their revised front and rear bumpers, blackened bi-xenon lights and 20-inch Carrera S alloy wheels shod with 235/35 tyres at the front and 265/35 tyres at the rear.
Inside, the GTS models get sports seats and a leather interior with Alcantara trim.
Sales of the pair are set to get under way in May. The Boxster GTS costs £52,879, while the Cayman GTS is priced at £55,397. Both cars will make their public debut at the Beijing motor show next month.