Porsche announced the return of the iconic flat 6 to the 718 Boxster and Cayman models.  When the 718 launched, it marked a transition away from flat 6s in favor of a turbocharged 4 cylinder boxer engine.  Porsche has announced that the GTS models will be powered by a 4.0L naturally aspirated Flat 6 producing just shy of 400hp.   The 4.0L motor is a variation of the 3.0TT engine present in 991.2 911s, with an increased bore and stroke to compensate for the removal of the turbos. Among other changes, the GTS will include performance oriented options such as PASM (Porsche active suspension management)  and the sports exhaust.  The GTS model should continue to be the “model to buy” in the 718 lineup, representing the best value of the lineup.  The 718 Cayman and Boxster GTS models will hit showroom floors in March of this year with base prices of around $86,000 USD as 2021 models.


Alex has been finding exciting ways to play with cars since he was a small boy. First with digger toys, then go-karts and now the occasional race car. He believes that the engine belongs in the back (#Porsche) and manual transmissions are the way to go. If it has an engine and four wheels, he will find a way to race it!