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The Porsche Boxster gains a more powerful engine and uprated chassis

By Akram_saheed on 24 Mar 2014

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Building on the proven Boxster virtues of lightweight, responsive handling and a charismatic flat-six engine, the Porsche Boxster Gran Turismo Sport (GTS) features an optimised version of the proven 3.4-litre engine, which has been tuned to produce 330bhp and 370Nm of torque.
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Further emphasising the distinctive character of the GTS is the standard fitted Sport Chrono package and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM). These offer the driver the opportunity to modify the damper stiffness and to change the throttle characteristics of the engine.
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In conjunction with the optional PDK seven-speed double-clutch transmission, the Launch Control function catapults the Boxster GTS from zero to 100km/h in in 4.7 seconds. The new GTS is the also first Boxster to offer the potential of maxing out at 280km/h via the standard manual six-speed shifter.
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More importantly, the GTS is Porsche's first mid-engined roadster to be certified according to the Euro 6 emissions standard, and achieves an overall fuel consumption of 14.6km/L, when equipped with the PDK, and 13.1km/L with the manual transmission. The Boxster GTS can also be specified with a new, optional sports chassis configuration that lowers the ride height by 20mm.
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From the outside, the new Boxster GTS features subtle yet unmistakable visual clues including black 20-inch Carrera S alloy wheels, with 235/35 tyres at the front and 265/35 tyres at the rear. A distinctively styled front spoiler and black finish Bi-Xenon headlights - with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) are standard.
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The cabin greets the occupants with sports seats and leather trim and akin to other GTS models, the interior ambience is refined with Alcantara elements.

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