Porsche’s 718 GTS Twins Arrive In India

  • Jan 7, 2022
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The 718 GTS duo slots in between the standard 718 and the more hardcore GT4 twins

 

  • Utilises the same 4-litre flat-six motor from the GT4, but is detuned to deliver 400PS, paired with 6-speed manual and 7-speed PDK gearbox options.

  • Can do the 0-100kmph sprint in 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 293kmph.

  • Other performance highlights include Porsche’s Active Suspension Management damping system, torque vectoring, and the GT4’s braking setup.

  • Gets larger intakes, blacked out inserts, and 20-inch wheels compared to the standard 718 in design.

  • Cabin features Alcantara leather-wrapped steering wheel and sports seats, as well as a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment display.

Back in August 2020, Porsche had brought the hardcore 718 Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4 models to India. Fast forward to 2022 and the carmaker has expanded the 718’s lineup once again by bringing in the GTS 4.0 twins. They’re priced at Rs 1.46 crore (Cayman) and Rs 1.49 crore (Boxter). Here’s where they slot in the 718 lineup:

Porsche 718 Variant 

Price (ex-showroom, India) 

Cayman

Rs 1.25 crore

Boxter

Rs 1.29 crore 

Cayman GTS 4.0 (New)

Rs 1.46 crore

Boxter GTS 4.0 (New)

Rs 1.49 crore

Spyder GT4

Rs 1.60 crore

Cayman GT4 

Rs 1.63 crore

The GTS twins are the middleground between the standard 718 and the more performance focused GT4 twins. The GTS is priced at a premium of around Rs 20 lakh compared to the standard twins, and is around Rs 14 lakh cheaper than the GT4 models.

So what’s on offer for the mid-spec GTS? For starters, both models get the same 4-litre flat-six mill from the GT4 model, but are detuned by 20PS to produce 400PS and 420Nm (430Nm in PDK gearbox). Aside from a six-speed manual gearbox, you can opt for a 7-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic. The slight detune doesn’t really compromise on performance as the GTS twins are just one tenth down on the 0-100kmph sprint (4.5 seconds) and top out at 293kmph (around 10kmph slower than the GT4). 

There’s also other performance trickey in the form of Porsche’s Active Suspension Management damping system that lowers the ride height by 20mm (30mm for the GT4) as well as Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with mechanical locking rear differential for the optimal punch out of corners. It borrows the large aluminium monobloc fixed-calliper brakes from the GT4 twins with the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) available as an optional add-on.

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Compared to the standard 718, the GTS gets subtle differences in design such as larger air intakes, tinted lighting, black accents on the bumpers. Rounding off the looks are GTS 4.0 badges and 20-inch blacked-out alloy wheels. 

The cabin gets Alcantara leather on the steering wheel and sports seats, with GTS stitched on the headrests. The centre of the dashboard houses a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system running the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) UI.

The Porsche 718 GTS 4.0 twins don’t really have a rival in India, but it is a cheaper alternative for those who don't want to blow too much dosh over relatively minor performance gains in the GT4. 

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