Separating the Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS is not just their starting base prices (including all duties - excluding insurance) of RM660,000 and RM700,000 respectively, but also a difference of 10hp and 10Nm in performance.
Both cars have the same wheelbase at 2,475mm, as well as overall length (4,404mm) and width (1,978mm) with the exception of height - the Boxster GTS stands at 1,273mm-tall, while the Cayman GTS is taller at 1,284mm.
Both cars get a new spoiler lip and nose design along with its standard fitment of bi-xenon headlights, Porsche Dynamic Light system, LED daytime running lights and blackened tail pipes for its upgraded sport exhaust system.
The Porsche Adaptive Suspension Management system has also been added, allowing the dampers and engine mounts to stiffen while the car is lowered by 10mm, as has the Sport Chrono package with Sport Plus mode on top of Normal and Sport modes.
The cars use a six speed manual transmission as standard and also comes with a set of 20-inch Carrera S wheels with 235/35 (front) and 265/35 (rear) series tyres - partially hiding the four-piston aluminium monobloc brake callipers that bite down on its 330mm (front) and 299mm (rear) cross-drilled disc brakes.
The options list includes the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) dual-clutch transmission, 20-inch Turbo-design in optional gloss black and the Porsche Torque Vectoring system that supplements the standard Porsche Stability Management system.
The duo from Stuttgart receives the same naturally aspirated 3.4-litre flat-six mid-mounted engine (found in the Boxster S and Cayman S), and now red-lines at 7,800rpm along with an upgrade in power.
The Boxster GTS enters the scene with 330hp at 6,700rpm and 370Nm of torque from 4,500 to 5,800rpm, while the Cayman GTS gets 340hp at 7,400rpm and 380Nm of torque from 4,750 to 5,800rpm.
With a manual gearbox, the Boxster GTS is 0.1 seconds and 4kph slower than the Cayman GTS - taking 4.9 seconds to reach 100kph from standstill before reaching a top speed of 285kph.
But in Sport Plus mode and with the optional PDK transmission, the Boxster GTS shaves its 0-100kph sprint time down to 4.7 seconds, while the Cayman GTS does the deed in 4.6 seconds, and top speed is reduced to 279kph and 283kph, respectively.
This is due to the PDK's additional 30kg weight, which brings the 1,345kg kerb weight of both Porsches to 1,375kg.
"The new Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS, both lightweight mid-engined sportscars, makes its possible for customers to enjoy superior race track performance with uncompromising everyday utility and comfort," said SDAP CEO Arnt Bayer.
Porsche Boxster GTS
Porsche Cayman GTS