2015 Porsche Cayman GTS Review, Price and Release – Welcome to Neocarsuv.Com, we will provide the latest information about the Porsche Cayman GTS Redesign. 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS is one brand new car from Porsche that will be release in 2014. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS.
The two most powerful and fastest mid-engine sports models from Porsche are ready and raring to go: with uprated engines and excellent PASM chassis the Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS set new benchmarks for sportiness in their segment. The independent front and a modified rear end, blackened bi-xenon headlights – with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) as standard – and exterior lettering in silky black gloss are subtle yet unmistakable features of the new top models. The name says it all: at Porsche “GTS” stands for Gran Turismo Sport and has promised outstanding Porsche performance ever since the legendary 904 Carrera GTS dating back to 1963. With the new two-seaters Porsche is renewing its commitment to authentic sports cars for both the racetrack and everyday use.
The six-cylinder boxer engines fitted in the new top models are based on the 3.4-litre engines from the Boxster S and Cayman S respectively. Thanks to optimised fine tuning they now deliver an additional 15 hp (11 kW). This means that the Boxster GTS now has an output of 330 hp (243 kW), whilst the Cayman GTS delivers 340 hp (250 kW). The torque has also increased by ten newton metres in each model. What’s more, the Sport Chrono package is a standard feature in both mid-engine sports cars. This means that in conjunction with the optional Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) and the active Sport Plus button, the Boxster GTS sprints from 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds, whilst the Cayman GTS is even a tenth of a second faster. Both vehicles therefore set new reference values.
The new models will be launched from May 2014. Starting price for the 2015 Cayman GTS is set at $76,195, including the $995 destination charge.
Porsche does offer some notable options for the Cayman GTS, including the PDK transmission ($3,960), the torque vectoring differential ($1,320), and carbon ceramic brakes ($7,400).
A Porsche of the GTS category is always easy to identify. The new GTS cars continue the line of the Panamera GTS and Cayenne GTS with individual traits. The most prominent formal difference is the entirely new front-end with modified spoiler lip.
The new nose is responsible for the 30 mm longer body. It highlights the extended lines of the two-seater even more. The three larger, black air inlets are also striking. In addition to their two side radiators, both the sports coupé and the roadster have a heat exchanger in the middle.
The dynamic look of the nose is further accentuated by smoked bi-xenon headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) as standard. The dynamic cornering light swivels the headlights when cornering, dependent on the steering angle and driving speed, to illuminate tight bends or when turning. Speed-dependent running light control is also integrated in the system. This adjusts the light cone and light intensity as a function of vehicle speed for better visibility. The LED daytime running lights with their black surrounds in the outer air inlets radiate a very narrow beam of light and are also smoked.
Black as the dominating contrast colour is also found on other elements of the Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS. For instance, the roof rails of the coupé two-seater are high-gloss black. The rear is styled with smoked tail lights, black-finish tailpipes and a black lower rear panel in diffuser look with closed fins.
The range of colours can be optionally extended: The Exterior black package, reserved exclusively for the new top models provides a high-gloss black finish to all plastic components such as air inlets, mirror feet and lower rear panel, as well as the logo on the rear body. The roll-over protection bar on the Boxster is also finished off in high-gloss black.
The purposeful appearance is completed by 20-inch wheels in Carrera-S design, which can also be ordered painted entirely in gloss black. The GTS models are also introducing the 20-inch Turbo wheel from the 911 as a new option for the Boxster and Cayman.
Compared to the standard Cayman, the GTS has a much more aggressive front fascia. Like the adornments shared with the Boxster GTS, the two air intakes below the HID headlights sport a single, dark-grey aero fin that angles downward, then turns horizontal as it intersects a second large fin mounted vertically. The LED strip of DRLs remains unchanged but somehow looks more menacing. The center grille area also has the same dark grey accents and is reshaped in a more rectangular appearance.
Like the Boxster GTS, the Cayman GTS gets a reworked a more aggressive lower air diffuser and dark grey twin exhaust pipes. Connecting the taillights is an accent line that is normally finished in chrome, but as you’d suspect, the dark grey returns again. It also shows up in the HID headlights, more sinister taillights, and unique 20-inch wheels. It’s a look we’re quite fond of as it gives the Cayman a more powerful presence.
The cockpit of the Cayman GTS is a place of business. The majority of the surfaces normally covered in some fine leather are now sheathed in Alcantara. The steering wheel, parts of the dashboard, the center console and armrest, and of course, the seats are all Alcantara-ized. A red center tachometer replaces the black one inside the gauge cluster. The remainder of the interior is largely unchanged, including the fighter-jet/Panamera-like center console.
When checking the GTS box on the Cayman order form, many things change, but the majority pertains to the greasy bits. First and most apparent is the tweaked 3.4-liter flat six. Horsepower is up by 15 ponies and torque is up an extra 7 pound-feet bringing the total output to 340 horses and 280 pound-feet.
The GTS also gets a better suspension setup straight from the factory. The Sport Chrono package and Active Suspension Management (PASM) come standard. With those packages come Dynamic engine mounts and variable damper stiffness that change with the driver-selectable settings. When in Sport+ mode, the car stiffens up, allowing for a more direct power application and crisper cornering. The throttle response also changes, allowing for a more rapid response to driver inputs.
Two transmission choices are available. The standard ‘box is a traditional six-speed manual with a third pedal and the lightning-quick PDK dual clutch unit. Both work well in the car, but each have their own advantages. Obviously, the purist will stick with the standard while those looking for faster number or those looking to daily drive their Caymans might rather the PDK. The extra $3,960 is a hefty price tag, but the benefits might be justifiable to some.