What is it?
Like its new and sensational Cayman GTS brother, the Porsche Boxster GTS is a slightly more potent but considerably more precise version of the regular Porsche Boxster S, and a deeply lovely car it has become as a result.
Power rises to 326bhp and torque to 273lb ft, and you get Porsche’s PASM suspension and Sports Chrono Package as standard, alongside a set of tasty looking new 20in alloy wheels, a sports exhaust system and a small range of styling upgrades inside and out.
Also on the options list will be carbon-ceramic brakes, as before, but what’s new to the line-up is a Sports Chassis option, which lowers the ride height by 20mm and does away with the electronic dampers for the ultimate 'analogue' driving experience. The sport chassis is a no-cost extra, and can be specified in place of the PASM.
You also get new bixenon headlights and redesigned black tail-lights as standard, while the kerb weight drops to 1345kg – the same as a Cayman GTS, interestingly. This drops the 0-62mph time to 5.0sec with the manual gearbox and 4.9sec with the optional PDK. It’s all but the same car as the breathtakingly good Cayman GTS beneath the skin, in other words, with the added benefit of a full electric hood.