The best Porsche money can buy?

The Boxster/Cayman GTS 4.0: a symphony of performance and a bundle of automotive delights

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For those who aren’t trapped in the notion that the 911 is the ultimate Porsche (bless their innocent souls), I firmly stand by my opinion. The Boxster/Cayman GTS 4.0 is a whole lot of car for your hard-earned cash. The N/A 4.0-liter boxer engine is a symphony for true petrolheads who despise turbo lag as much as a cat detests a bath. These days, turbo lags have mellowed out a bit, but it’s still like lingerie – way better when they’re no longer in the picture! It’s even available with a manual gearbox, which is rarer these days than a unicorn at a disco party.

But that’s not all; this beauty comes with more goodies than Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve. There’s a limited-slip differential, adaptive suspension lowered by 20 mm, beefier brakes than the rest of the 718 gang, a Sport Chrono with dynamic engine mounts, a unique 20-inch alloys and racetex upholstery – all included in the package with no extra costs! All of this jazz comes with a starting price tag of €85,000 (and a potential discount if your dealer is feeling happy).

Turbo lag is like lingerie. Their real magic happens when they’re no longer in the equation!

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The joy of simplicity in full throttle

This ride embodies the pure essence of a sports car – no fancy, joy-stealing gizmos here. It’s all about the classic trio: real wheel drive, three pedals and a hefty engine. It’s like a high-five to simplicity, where the joy of driving takes center stage, leaving all the techno-dazzle backstage, wondering why it wasn’t invited to the fun party! The Caymans/Boxsters are celebrated for their balance, precise handling, and the unmistakable Porsche driving feel. The chassis is firm and the steering is incredibly responsive. Some argue it might even surpass the 911. The mid-engine layout contributes to excellent weight distribution, making it a joy to drive on both road and track.

Driving the GTS 4.0 is an exhilarating experience—sharp, involving, and engaging. It’s an ideal choice for those who appreciate a dynamic car, where the joy lies not just in reaching the destination but relishing every thrilling moment of the journey.

Porsche Cayman GTS 4.0 interior with manual gearbox

Cargo champ with quirky swagger

The 718 Cayman flexes some serious practical muscles too! It comes prepared with a deep front trunk and a rear hatch that can swallow up 425 liters of luggage, which is more than the VW Golf. Sure, it’s got a few quirks compared to the top-notch GT4, mostly in the looks department. The rear wheels are still too narrow and set too far inward while the ride height could use a limbo lesson or two. But it is much more practical than, for example, the GT4, where every pothole is a potential bumper disaster.

GTS 4.0, whether it’s a Boxster or a Cayman, is genuinely one of the coolest sports cars you can splash your cash on. Plus, these GTS versions have a knack for holding onto their value, making them the ultimate investment in driving pleasure.

Where the roar of a 4.0-liter boxer engine meets the thrill of a manual gearbox.

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