DRIVE: PORSCHE 718 BOXSTER AND CAY­MAN GTS

Robb Report (USA) - - Contents - BY ROBERT ROSS

With re­mark­able ac­cel­er­a­tion and dy­nam­ics, the Porsche 718 GTS Boxster and Cay­man will be hard acts to fol­low.

the more they change. The high­est­per­for­mance ver­sions of Porsche’s mid-en­gine sports mod­els re­ally do re­ar­range the words of that shop­worn phrase. Be­cause even though the 718 Boxster and Cay­man GTS look sim­i­lar enough to the base and S mod­els, these hottest it­er­a­tions de­liver per­for­mance— how­ever it’s mea­sured—that eclipses that of any mid-en­gine pre­de­ces­sor save the out­go­ing Cay­man GT4. And both new GTS mod­els may even in­spire tech­ni­cal types to ques­tion the logic of opt­ing for a 911 Car­rera. Whether on ac­cel­er­a­tion, han­dling dy­nam­ics, or ameni­ties, the open-top Boxster and Cay­man coupe present tough propo­si­tions to beat, and in the un­der-$100K seg­ment they have no equals. (Re­mem­ber when that amount of money would buy a new 911 Turbo?)

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