DOES THE 718 GTS NEED SHORTER GEAR RATIOS?
A LOT OF criticism has been levelled at Porsche’s newer manual atmo cars for having too-long gearing. In this GTS, first gear runs to 81km/h and second gear, err, a reported 135km/h. Bit annoying when the redline offers so much reward, but personally I found the gearing was well suited to the engine and chassis performance. It makes for a staggeringly fast car – the Cayman GTS 4.0 is easily 2000s supercar fast. On our twisty test road it’s somewhat moot as well, because just as you’re ‘stuck’ in second gear in the GTS, you’re spending the same amount of time in third gear in the turbo-torquey CS.