Porsche 718 Boxster GTS: At the Edmunds Test Track | One Lap Review

Carlos Lago takes a few quick laps at the Edmunds test track in a Porsche 718 Boxster GTS. What is it? In Porsche-speak, GTS is the trim you pick when you want all the normally optional go-fast parts standard. For the 718 Boxster, it means things such as more power, bigger wheels and a more emotive exhaust system. During a recent test day, we wanted to show what the experience was like behind the wheel during laps on a track.

Q: What kind of engine and transmission does the Porsche 718 Boxster GTS have?
A: The Porsche 718 Boxster GTS has a turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-four that makes 365 horsepower. A six-speed manual is standard, while a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic is optional.

Q: How much does the Porsche 718 Boxster GTS cost?
A: Our 2018 test car starts at $82,950. It has a few options, including the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and sport suspension, that bring the as-tested price to $91,000.

Q: How fast is the Porsche 718 Boxster GTS?
A: During testing, the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS reached 60 mph in 3.9 seconds (3.7 seconds with a 1-foot rollout, as on a drag strip) and clocked a quarter-mile time of 12 seconds at 115.3 mph.

Q: What are the Porsche 718 Boxster GTS' main competitors?
A: Mid-engine sports cars are uncommon at this price. As far as sporty coupes go, the 718 Boxster's closest competition includes the Audi TT and the Chevrolet Corvette.

Read our review of the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster here: https://www.edmunds.com/porsche/718-boxster/2018/convertible/

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