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Old 03-19-2014, 03:27 AM   #1
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Boxster GTS announced

Porsche busts out new Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS - Autoblog

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Old 03-19-2014, 03:46 AM   #2
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But still a de tuned 3.4
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Old 03-19-2014, 04:18 AM   #3
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Yeah, but at least it's only down 10 HP vs. the 911/3.4.
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Old 03-19-2014, 04:43 AM   #4
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Pretty nice. Hope my 2002 can last for 15 more years so I can afford to buy a GTS
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:40 AM   #5
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Disappointed that Porsche continues to play the same old hierarchy game.

Porsche should have offered a 350hp Cayman GTS and priced it equal to the 991 base. Same HP, same price, and the customer can pick where they want the engine.
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:45 AM   #6
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Those are cute. Porsche sucks. Get some balls and put the same motor that is offered in the Carreras. They never should have made the Boxster. All they do is hold it back. It is a much better platform than than any carrera. Sorry for my rant.
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NICE!, is Porsche monitoring these forums to get their ideas.

The enthusiasts want a 3.4 - 3.6 light weight Boxster with 300 hp+ and a Turbo version as well.

When my engine dies I'll buy a 3.4 and perhaps a body kit and I'll have the same thing or in I'll upgrade to a 10 year old GTS way down the road.

JAAY and STONE are right, stop holding the Boxster back and let it be all it can be.

So what if you have 2 equally expensive cars for consumers to choose from, they are both great cars in their own right, so let the consumers choose mid or rear engine
and make the Boxster the same price as the 911.
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Old 03-19-2014, 12:14 PM   #8
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Yeah, the P-car higher-ups baffle me. They've done the research and recognized that 911 buyers aren't Boxster/Cayman buyers regardless of HP. Since there's no market overlap, there's no danger of a 98X car with equal (dare I say greater) HP to a 99X model- especially if it's a GTS or other performance package.
Oh well, at least it gives us room to mod!
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Another member said this a while back but it is how I feel. "They didn't make the porsche I wanted so I made it myself" This is why I have a 3.4 in my car. It is not the fastest thing around but is the way it should have been offered in 1999 wearing the Porsche logo.
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But they still don't have a 4.2... But we do :-)
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Here is what you get;

Boxster GTS Base sticker: $74,495 ($11,000 more than the 2014 Boxster S)
  • 325hp 3.4L flat six
  • Standard PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management)
  • Standard Sport Chrono
  • Restyled bumpers
  • Black headlamp inserts
  • Darkened tail-lamp lenses
  • Twin round central tailpipes
  • Black model badges
  • Black 20-inch wheels with 235/35 (front) and 265/35 (rear) tires.
  • Standard sport seats and leather and Alcantara trim.
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:28 PM   #12
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325hp 3.4L flat six
Damn, it should make more than that at the rear wheels. :-)
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Quote:
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Here is what you get;

Boxster GTS Base sticker: $74,495 ($11,000 more than the 2014 Boxster S)
  • 325hp 3.4L flat six
  • Standard PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management)
  • Standard Sport Chrono
  • Restyled bumpers
  • Black headlamp inserts
  • Darkened tail-lamp lenses
  • Twin round central tailpipes
  • Black model badges
  • Black 20-inch wheels with 235/35 (front) and 265/35 (rear) tires.
  • Standard sport seats and leather and Alcantara trim.
so basically you are getting some flash and basically an "option package" i did see that torque vectoring is an option... which would definitely push a boxster quicker around a track than an un optioned C2.
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:34 PM   #14
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Porsche should have offered a 350hp Cayman GTS and priced it equal to the 991 base. Same HP, same price, and the customer can pick where they want the engine.


Agreed. Only thing is, if they put that engine in a Boxster/Cayman, who would want a 911? Give the customers a choice. Had a conversation with someone just yesterday on this. smh

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