The next bend awaits. You don't. The next straight is coming. You're already right in the middle of it. Why hesitate? Why not play with the entire power output range? Especially with this powerful 4.0-liter six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine and its impressive 394 hp. The maximum torque is 5,000 to 6,500 rpm, the maximum engine speed 7,800 rpm. The sprint brings you 0 to 60 mph in a mere 4.3 seconds. Responsiveness? Direct. High revs? Oh yes.
Highly emotional yet efficient: the power unit is equipped with direct fuel injection (DFI), an integrated dry sump lubrication and adaptive cylinder control.
In addition, a variable intake manifold with switchable resonance valves provides the engine with optimum ventilation. You'll know what that means just by listening to the engine. If you want to open up, you need the right sound machine. And that brings us to the Sport Exhaust System with the two separated black tailpipes. For an even more powerful, penetrating sports car sound.
The next bend is calling. And you? Are known to be a good listener...
Forwards. Namely, back to the roots. And for us, that also means: tackle, feel, direct. Six-gears, each better than the one before. Which could cause your muscles to ache. But true sports car driving is also manual work. The precise six-speed manual transmission is fitted with a dual-mass flywheel and brings the high power output of the engine directly to the road. And almost more important: it ensures an extraordinarily sporty driving experience.
Performance that touches the heart – the authentic, unadulterated sports car experience. The standard Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) also improves dynamic performance. The integrated rear differential lock enables higher traction and significantly increased lateral dynamics and vehicle stability during load changes in corners and when changing lanes. PTV also enables outstanding steering behaviour and therefore even greater agility.
The dynamic throttle-blip function in Sport mode also plays its part when it comes to dynamically advancing the vehicle.
Right bend, left bend and off you go. Thank you, chassis, you are unbelievable.
Sportily tuned. Direct steering for excellent cornering performance. Just two features that speak for the PASM sport suspension with ride height lowered by 20 mm (0.78 in) in lightweight construction. For a little more ground clearance and comfort, the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is also available with ride height lowered by 10 mm (0.39 in). The electronic damping control system continuously adjusts the damping force on each wheel, based on driving style and current road conditions. It offers two settings which can be selected using a button on the center console: in 'Normal' mode, the shock absorption is a blend of sporty and comfortable, and in 'Sport' mode, it is much firmer.
The handling of the 718 GTS 4.0 models: precise, agile. For more driving stability, more driving comfort, more performance. Stop? In a minute. Just one more lap...
The standard Sport Chrono Package enables an even sportier tuning of the chassis, engine and transmission. And launches you to unprecedented sporty heights. In addition to the stopwatch and four selectable driving modes on the GT Sport Steering Wheel, it includes dynamic transmission mounts. These combine the advantages of a hard and soft transmission mounting arrangement and thus increase both driving stability and driving comfort.
Also included in the Sport Chrono Package: the Porsche Track Precision app*. In conjunction with the optional navigation module including Porsche Connect, you can measure lap times and driving data and manage, share and compare results.
* App usage permitted on private land only. Operation of this product (including the video recording feature in particular) could be prohibited by laws or regulations in specific markets or events. Before any use of this product, please check that this is permitted under local laws and regulations.
The front is typically GTS: powerful and muscular. Large air intakes ensure optimum air supply. Together with the front lights, front spoiler and side airblades in black, they make the front look even wider. The Bi-Xenon™ headlights offer excellent visibility. Optional and in an expressive design: the LED headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+).
The silhouette with the typical mid-engined flyline is unmistakable: the vehicles' center of gravity and the distance to the road are low. Large wheel arches give the 20-inch 718 Sport wheels painted in Satin Black the space they deserve. An eye-catcher: the side strips with 'GTS 4.0' logo.
The rear: clear and reduced. Yet it's everything but restrained. The separated black tailpipes of the Sport Exhaust System indicate unbridled power, and the model logo in black adds the signature touch.
In addition, there is a discipline that you don't necessarily expect from a sports car: suitability for everyday use. What other vehicle can give you goosebumps and has two luggage compartments? And lots of well thought-out, useful storage options? So everything fits in. Not least big emotions.
All in all, mercilessly beautiful. Beautifully merciless. Simply the new 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 and the new 718 Cayman GTS 4.0.
With a sports car that will thoroughly mix up your senses – and still touch your heart. 394 hp, 100 % Porsche, six-cylinders, one driver: you. The countdown is on...
The new 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 and the new 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 represent Sportscar Fascination in its purest form. Especially with the sound: the 4.0-liter, six-cylinder horizontally opposed and naturally aspirated engine is purebred, raw and classic. And not least: thrilling.
What else? Mid-engined layout. Typical of the 718. This means excellent handling and agility to make you celebrate every single bend. Just an athletic, well-trained six-pack in Porsche style that brings us back to the core of the dynamic driving experience. Which we just can't get enough of, so let's get some more. More of what we love.
The new 718 GTS 4.0 models. More of what you love.
For a particularly good connection with the tarmac, the 718 GTS 4.0 models do not drive on just any wheels. The 20-inch 718 Sport Wheels painted in Satin Black are standard.
The dimensions of the wheels are performance oriented: 235/35 ZR 20 on 8.5 J × 20 front and 265/35 ZR 20 on 10.5 J × 20 rear. Plenty of contact surfaces, plenty of grip, plenty of driving pleasure.
A place that feels like a second skin. That challenges us – and simultaneously gives us everything. Simply a place that we love. Welcome to the cockpit. Focused on performance-oriented ergonomics: motorsport to touch. One example is the race-trackapproved Race-Tex, which is used on the steering wheel rim of the GT Sport Steering Wheel and the gear lever. The standard Sport Seats Plus offer optimum stability with sporty, firm padding and elevated side bolsters – even for extremely dynamic driving styles. The special feature: the combination of leather and Race-Tex with a striking seam pattern. The seat centers are also finished in Race-Tex. The headrests feature embroidered 'GTS' logos.
There is also a choice of all-electric Sport Seats and Adaptive Sport Seats Plus. With numerous personalizable adjustment options. The Sport and full bucket seats bring you even closer to motorsport too.
The optional GTS interior package makes the new 718 GTS 4.0 models even more striking and sporty. Striking through the effect of the accent colors Carmine Red and Chalk in the interior. Sporty thanks to the extensive Race-Tex trim in combination with the black leather interior and trim strips in Carbon Fiber.
Only one can hold the wheel. But that doesn't mean that you are left alone. Porsche Connect puts you in the ideal starting position for any road trip – and any of your goals.
Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is the central control unit for audio and communication. With a high-resolution 7-inch touchscreen display and various audio interfaces, you can enjoy your favorite music during the journey. Your Porsche also enables you to use countless Car Connect Services via smartphone, such as vehicle positioning.
Navigation including Porsche Connect.
Thanks to Real-time Traffic Information, the optional navigation module including Porsche Connect gets you to your destination quicker and offers you numerous Porsche Connect services. You can use all the online functions with the help of the integrated LTE communication module with SIM card reader. In some countries, an integrated LTE-compatible SIM card with data allowance is also included, with which you can use Porsche Connect services such as navigation and infotainment services.*
Porsche Connect also offers various smartphone apps. Find more information at www.porsche.com/connect. With My Porsche, you can personally configure Porsche Connect and the Porsche Connect services to suit your needs.
For iPhone® users, Apple CarPlay® is optionally available, so you can connect your iPhone® with your Porsche and get some of your apps directly on the central display of PCM.
Six-cylinders, even more loudspeakers. Plenty of rock 'n' roll for your journeys.
Sound Package Plus
The Sound Package Plus ensures an excellent sound. The acoustic pattern in the vehicle interior is optimally adapted to the driver and passengers by the amplifiers integrated into PCM.
BOSE® Surround Sound System
The optional BOSE® Surround Sound system has been specially developed for the 718 models and is optimally tuned to the specific interior acoustics of these particular vehicles. The audio system features 10 loudspeakers and amplifier channels including a patented, 100-watt subwoofer integral to the vehicle bodyshell. This fully active system set-up enables each individual loudspeaker to be optimally adapted to the vehicle interior. The total output: 505 watts. Should you ever want to drown out the resonant sound of the engine. For whatever reason.
Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System
For even greater listening pleasure: the optional Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System. With a total output of 821 watts and 12 individually controlled loudspeakers including a 300-watt active subwoofer with class D digital amplifier integrated in the body, it provides a unique sound experience – even in the 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 with the roof open. Sophisticated high-end components, such as special air motion transformers (AMT), and a total diaphragm surface area of more than 1,340 cm² enable precision playback even at very high sound levels. A wide selection of preset equalisers ensures a first-class audio experience, while a sound conditioner based on microphone technology adapts the sound sensitively and in real time to the driving situation. .
Exciting ride? Absolutely. But also totally relaxed. In every bend.
The brake system is strengthened and adapted to the high power output. Six-piston aluminum monobloc fixed brake calipers are used on the front axle. The pedal travel is short, the pressure point precise. Best suited for high performance. This is particularly relevant for the optional motorsportproven Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB). With its large brake disc diameters, 350 mm front and rear, it offers impressively high braking performance.
The optional Bi-Xenon™ headlights in Black with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+).
Available as an option in conjunction with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), this enhanced version of cruise control actively regulates the speed of your vehicle in line with the speed of the vehicle in front. A radar sensor scans the road ahead up to a distance of 650 ft. In addition, coasting is now possible even while adaptive cruise control is active.
If Porsche Active Safe (PAS) detects that your vehicle is approaching the vehicle in front too quickly, the system issues an audible and a visual warning. Where necessary, this may be accompanied by a brief jolt of the brakes and the initiation of targeted braking. During this process, any braking by the driver is boosted to achieve the maximum braking force that the system is able to provide.
New Lane Change Assist, available as an option, uses radar sensors to monitor the areas to the rear of the vehicle and the blind spots on either side. Above a speed of 19 mph, the system issues a visual warning signal in the door mirror panel whenever a vehicle rapidly approaches your vehicle from behind or enters one of your blind spots. In this way, Lane Change Assist improves comfort, particularly on interstates. However, the system does not actively intervene to control the vehicle and can be deactivated at any time.
Featuring four inconspicuous sensors in the front and rear ends, standard ParkAssist audibly alerts the driver to the presence of obstacles detected around the vehicle. An intermittent warning tone.
The audible alert is supplemented by a visual warning in the central display screen, which shows a graphical representation of the vehicle from overhead.
The standard reversing camera facilitates precise reverse parking and maneuvering. Help is provided in the form of the camera image and the dynamic, superimposed guidelines on the PCM screen, which illustrate the predicted course of the vehicle given the current position of the steering wheel.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|Design and cylinders
|Naturally aspirated boxer 6
|Max. power at rpm
|Max. engine speed
|Max. torque (Manual)
|Max. torque at rpm (Manual)
|5,000 - 6,500 rpm
|Max. power per liter
|Power-to-weight ratio (Manual)
|Top track speed (Manual)
|0 - 60 mph with Sport Chrono Package (Manual)
|Approach / departure angle (steel suspension)
|9.7 - 14.3 °
|Max. ground clearance (steel suspension)
|Width w/ mirrors folded
|Drag coefficient (Cd)
|Curb weight (Manual)
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (Manual)
|Maximum load (Manual)
|Front luggage compartment volume
|Rear luggage compartment volume
|Limited vehicle warranty
|4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first) including 24-hour roadside assistance program
|Main service interval
|Porsche Cars North America offers service and maintenance packages in a variety of terms to match your intended usage. Please see your authorized Porsche Dealer for details and availability.
|Limited paint warranty
|4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first)
|Limited corrosion warranty
|12 years/unlimited miles
|EPA estimates not yet available.