It was only a matter of time before the recently redesigned Porsche 718 Boxster convertible and 718 Cayman coupe offered even more performance. We didn’t have to wait very long; just a year it turns out. New for model-year 2018, the 718 Boxster and Cayman GTS are now the most powerful cars in the 718 lineup.
I tested both the base and S versions of the 718 last year and somewhat surprisingly, I preferred the Porsche 718 Cayman S to the 911 Carrera. Its supreme balance and responsive powertrain won me over against the classic styling and rear-engine layout in the 911. To say I was excited to get behind the wheel of the GTS would be putting it mildly.
I headed to Napa Valley in Northern California to sample the new vintages of the 718 sports car. Per company policy, Cars.com pays for its own lodging and transportation to such automaker events.