- porsche has announced pricing for the new flat-six–powered 2021 718 boxster and cayman gts 4.0 sports cars.
- the cayman gts 4.0 starts at $88,150, and the boxster gts 4.0 starts at $90,250.
- the entire 718 boxster and cayman lineup gets a load of new standard features including dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, and apple carplay.
porsche fans (including the staff at this magazine) rejoiced when porsche announced that it would bring flat-six power back to the 718 boxster and cayman gts sports cars without making buyers opt for the six-figure 718 cayman gt4 or just-shy-of-$100k spyder models. both of those cars, powered by a 4.0-liter flat-six, are now attainable for under $91,000 and will arrive at the end of the year.
the 2021 porsche 718 cayman gts 4.0 starts at $88,150 while the convertible boxster gts 4.0 is priced starting at $90,250. both cars are powered by a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six that produces 394 horsepower and 309 lb-ft of torque. that engine is essentially the 992-generation 911's 3.0-liter flat-six, though porsche bores and strokes it out to 4.0 liters and rips off the turbochargers.
the gts 4.0 models come standard with a six-speed manual transmission, and now the quick-shifting seven-speed pdk dual-clutch transmission is also available for $3730. the cars have a standard sport exhaust system and the sport chrono package, which includes torque vectoring with a mechanical limited-slip differential.
for the 2021 model year, the entire 718 boxster and cayman lineup, including the standard, t, s, and gts 4.0 models, get a load of new standard features. these include automatic dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, auto-dimming mirrors with rain sensors, and bixenon headlights with porsche's dynamic light system. additionally, apple carplay is now standard across the board.