2020 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 verdict

At well over £60k, the Porsche 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 is the cheapest Boxster with a six-cylinder engine. Is it worth the extra over an S?...

2020 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS rear driving shot

At this point, very often you’ll hear us say something along the lines of: while the GTS’s extra power and poise are great, you can enjoy 90% of those qualities with the cheaper Boxster S. Today, that’s not true. Yes, a Boxster S displays similar balance and grip, and, in terms of outright performance, it has enough. But the Boxster S doesn’t have this engine.

Nor does the Alpine A110 S, for that matter, or six-cylinder rivals such as the BMW Z4 M40i. None of those cars can hold a candle to the GTS’s responsiveness or, most importantly, sound. The flat-six experience is 3D and immersive to the 2D decency of everything else. So, if you have £60k-plus to spend on a sports car, this is one U-turn you’ll want to celebrate with an investment. It's pure, unadulterated fun.

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Porsche 718 Boxster GTS

Price £65,949 Engine 6cyl3995cc, petrol Power 394bhp @ 7000rpm Torque 310lb ft @ 5000-6500rpm Gearbox 6-spd manual 0-62mph 4.5sec Top speed 182mph Fuel economy 25.9mpg (WLTP) CO2, tax band 247g/km, 37% (WLTP)