The 2015 Cayman GTS is a purist experience, actually. This variant comes closer to be the most affordable high-end sports car of all. Sure, there are a few important upside downs, but the vast majorities of factors in the equation are highly positive.
In fact, the GTS version is way superior than the S. While both shares almost the exact same performance stats, the GTS offers more for less. Slightly more power and a bunch of features for a smaller price tag. For those looking for an affordable sports car, this could be an excellent choice.
Let’s see more about the 2015 Cayman GTS.
The 2015 Cayman GTS packs a DOHC 24-valve 3.4 L flat-6 engine, capable of generating up to 340 horsepower at 7400 RPM and 280 lb-ft of maximum torque at 4750 RPM. This devilish power plant is working along a 6-speed manual transmission. Oh, boy. With this layout, this German compact beast can go from 0 to 60 mph (100 km/h) in 4.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 177 mph (285 km/h).
This piece of engineering has an amazing fuel efficiency, rated at 19 mpg for the city and 26 mpg for the highway. The speed-sensing electric powered steering delivers a purist experience on the track. A manual transmission makes the statement of an authentic ride, which is expected on a Porsche. For those ones with boring lives, there is an optional 7-speed automatic gearbox with manual shifting.
In terms of suspension, we get strut suspension layouts in both front and back. 4-wheel independent suspension comes as standard, while the limited slip differential will have an extra price. Stopping power is rated at 70-mph-to-zero in 160 ft (49 meters).
For the 2015 Cayman GTS things like adaptive suspension comes as standard, when this feature was optional in other variants. In the meanwhile, sequential sports shift and adjustable transmission modes come as optional extras. The 20-inch wheels comes with Pirelli P Zero tires for summer, being 235/35Z R20 in the front and 265/35Z R20 in the rear end.
More Muscle, The Same Look
No major features in visual terms make this model shy and modest, not flexing muscle and showing up its true capacities. The 2015 Cayman GTS shares the same for from the other variants, which is based in the eternal trademark. The sleek, menacing form is one of a kind. It truly is. Side air intakes fill ups the engine with enough blast to roar while the powerful brakes cool down themselves.
The rear end features the classical PORSCHE letters accompanied with more discrete Cayman GTS statement. The LED taillights, more mandatory every day in the industry, makes a good combo with the diffuser and twin exhaust outlet, both painted in black.
When we get inside, the black color is predominant. Carbon fiber elements are found in the cockpit, which makes a great contrast with the overall black-themed environment. Features like remote keyless entry, speed control, 4-speaker sound system, fog lights, rear window defroster, and many other come as standard. The same for the Porsche Active Suspension Management and the Sport Chrono package. The Bose Premium audio system is optional. And pricey, by the way.
The Bottom Line
The 2015 Cayman GTS has the best cost-value ratio among other Cayman variants, which plenty of features and accessories already included. Also, it offers a pure, exciting experience. The handling is spectacular and entertaining, while the clutch pedal could be feel too heavy for a light sports car like this.
The base price starts at US$76.195.