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Porsche Boxster and Cayman GTS promise improved performance

Porsche Boxster and Cayman GTS Beijing motor show reveal expected.

The Porsche Boxster and Cayman will soon benefit from revised styling and a power increase, it has been reported. Both models will be bestowed with a GTS badge and will go on sale in April, having been unveiled at the Beijing motor show.

Confirmation of the Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS comes in the form of a trio of spy images published on Autocar and specifications leaked from an American dealer conference in 2013.

Assuming the information is correct, both GTS models will benefit from an additional 15bhp, taking the 3.4-litre flat-six engine in the Boxster to 326bhp and the Cayman to 335bhp. Power will go through a manual gearbox as standard, with a PDK transmission as an option. Standard suspension is said to be of the Active Suspension Management variety.

Features that differentiate the current Boxster and Cayman from their forthcoming GTS counterpart includes 20-inch wheels borrowed from the 911 Carrera S, a new sports exhaust and more aggressive front and rear bumpers. LED daytime running lights will also be added to the Cayman GTS.

Autocar says to expect a price increase of around £4,000 for the GTS model, which means the Boxster GTS and the Cayman GTS will start from around £50,000 and £52,000, respectively.

Porsche is yet to confirm or deny the existence of the new GTS models.

The 2014 Beijing motor show starts on April 23rd and runs until the April 29th.

In related news the first ever Porsche was recently found in a warehouse. It had been put into storage more than 116 years ago.


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