India has become a market for high-priced vehicles despite the fact that only a handful of people of the country can spend lavishly to ride in luxury. Porsche has launched two cars in the Indian market, the Porsche Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS, priced at Rs. 1.15 crore and Rs. 1.17 crore respectively.
It is the first time Porsche applied its GTS (Gran Turismo sport) principle to these two models. The GTS actually stands for terrific performance that is possible because of the Porsche Active Suspension management chassis and the upgraded powertrains.
Coming to the design of these newly launched cars, both the vehicles sport very distinguished front and rear profile. Along with this, blackened bi-xenon lights, Porsche Dynamic lights system and tail lamps further magnify the beauty of the cars. Tyres measure 235/35 in front and 265/35 at the rear affixed to 20” wheels.
The interiors in Cayman GTS are typically Porsche and the mix of leather and Alcantara inserts of dashboard and seats make a good finish. Further, the centre console and dashboard are also magnified by putting carbon-fibre inlays.
The PASM system in Porsche vehicles bestows the cars with superior cornering nimbleness by applying brakes on the inner rear wheels at the time when car is charged stiff into a corner. This ensures that the car stays in its position. Moreover, at the egress of the corner, the back differential lock assist elevates traction thereby making the car stand in its position.
As far as power is concerned, a 3.4 litre 6-cylindrical boxer engines have been refrained to offer extra power and torque. While the Boxer GTS is able to deliver 330bhp power output, the Cayman GTS has slightly more power of 340bhp. Coming to the torque generated by the engine, both the cars have improved 10Nm torque figures than standard models. In addition to this, the sport chrono package has been provided as benchmark feature in both the cars. The power in Cayman GTS is conducted to the rear wheels through a standard 6-speed manual or an optional 7-speed PDK transmission. And the same can be found in Boxer GTS.
In terms of efficiency, both the cars do really well. While due to incorporation of Sport plus mode and Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), Boxer GTS can run from 0-100 kmph in just 4.7 seconds and attain a top speed of 279 km/h; the Cayman GTS can reach up to 283 km/h and takes 4.6 seconds to achieve 0-100kmph. The mileage figures of both the Porsche cars have been claimed to stand at 12kmpl.
Speaking on the launch, Mr. Anil Reddi, Director, Porsche India stated that the new GTS edition of Boxer and Cayman have been aimed to cater the needs of true sports vehicles lovers in the country. Talking further about the newly launched cars, he also said that both the Porsche cars stand out among rivals and outshine others dynamically and visually. These two cars also guarantee a gratifying possession and driving experience.
It is true that features on board GTS variants of Boxster and Cayman will surely catch the attention of sports cars lovers in India. Both the 2-seater cars will receive standard sport seats, thereby offering thrilling experience of riding in the vehicles.