The 2021 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 cockpit is designed to honor your inner Formula 1 driver. The six-speed manual transmission and standard Sports Exhaust System will set your fantasy self free with abundant glee.
With 414 hp our 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds and this car can reach a top track speed of 182 mph – driving delight all for the taking. The 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 and our test car the 718 Boxster GTS 4.0, are two new models added to Porsches mid-engine sports car range and both are powered by a naturally-aspirated four-liter six-cylinder boxer engine with exceptional throttle response. During an unseasonable warm winter weekend, we found ourselves at the mercy of the nimble handling, seduced by the ride comfort and cocky in our swag with each awe-struck stare directed at us.
The great work by our photographer emphasizes the inherent boldness and striking stance of this 718 Boxster GTS. The black contrasting design elements and a dark Alcantara® interior are highlights in all Porsche GTS models. The spoiler lip, the all-black air intake of the Sport Design front fascia are distinctive. For 2021 the redesigned lower rear fascia in black with front running light lenses and tinted taillights bring a futuristic element to the design.
The Black Alcantara® covers the center, gear lever, and door armrests, A-pillars, and the roof lining – GTS logos can be found on the tachometer and seat belts. Decorative stitching including the embroidered GTS emblem is on the headrests and the Porsche lettering is embossed on the floor mats. Inside you have Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with a high-resolution seven-inch touchscreen.
Our test car had the Sport Chrono package which includes the enhanced Track Precision App. Originating from motorsport, the smartphone app shows performance-related data on the PCM display and records it for later analysis. The BOSE® Surround Sound System and Burmester High-End Surround Sound System gave our journey an epic soundtrack.
With exceptionally agile handling and precise steering, the chassis is engineered to pair an exciting driving experience with exceptional ride comfort making the 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 an intensely pleasurable daily ride. This Porsche made its presence known and we were more than happy to bask in its limelight. Porsche 718 Boxster GTS.
Photography by David Lewis Taylor.
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