The 718 Boxster was introduced in January 2016, and premiered at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The 718 Cayman joined the range in April at the Beijing Motor Show. The 718 featured two new horizontally-opposed flat-4 turbocharged engines at 2.0L and 2.5L for the 'S' models with increased torque and horsepower with lower fuel consumption. The exterior of the 718 Boxster and Cayman is very similar to the third generation, more of an evolution than a redesign. The most notable changes are to the rear of the car, which now has a long black-trim bar across the rear connecting the two taillights. The headlights and bumper are also heavily reworked. On the sides, the mirrors have been redesigned, taking hue from the SportDesign mirrors on the GT3. Much like the exterior, the interior has very few major changes with the most notable being the PCM 4.0 replacing the previous PCM 3.1 found in the 981.
GTS tweaks include standard-fit Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), with a PASM sports chassis an option and one that chops 10mm from the ride height of GTS models (already 10mm lower than a Boxster S).
Courtesy of an audibly more voluminous intake and some fettling to the single variable-geometry turbocharger, power for the 2.5-litre flat-four has risen to 361bhp with torque rated at 317lb ft. That’s 15bhp and 7lb ft on the Boxster S – not a lot, admittedly – and 26bhp and 37lb ft on the sweet, naturally aspirated Boxster GTS of the previous generation.
Registered in April 2019, our car has covered just 338 miles and is presented in as new condition. This one owner GTS comes with the remainder of the Porsche warranty that runs until April 2022.