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      08-06-2015, 07:31 PM   #1
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My take on the Porsche Boxster GTS

I drove a Porsche Boxster GTS earlier this year. This is my take on it:

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Also check out the short article I wrote about it: http://autobahn-club.com/news/porsche-boxster-gts/


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That looked like fun. It sounded nice. I'd like to see this review on the coupe.
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That looked like fun. It sounded nice. I'd like to see this review on the coupe.
Thanks. Unfortunately I have no plans in testing the Coupe this year. Maybe a GT4 but I doubt that I will have it this year.
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That motor looks like it revs really quickly to redline. The car has 330hp but does it "feel" faster than the numbers say? How is the torque? I drove a Boxster S (have not driven GTS) while the car is awesome in many ways I just feel it lacks a bit of torque down low. I believe the GTS has about 7 lb-ft more and hope Porsche change the torque delivery to give it more kick lower in rpm.
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That motor looks like it revs really quickly to redline. The car has 330hp but does it "feel" faster than the numbers say? How is the torque? I drove a Boxster S (have not driven GTS) while the car is awesome in many ways I just feel it lacks a bit of torque down low. I believe the GTS has about 7 lb-ft more and hope Porsche change the torque delivery to give it more kick lower in rpm.
Well it's difficult to say as a fact that the torque curve is better in the GTS. I personally don't like torque. I am more of a high rev guy. But I understand in the States torque is a lot more convenient and necessary than here in Germany. I never felt it lacked torque. Of course it's not a torquey car, but it definitely feels faster than the numbers say. Especially because of that amazing sound. I would definitely buy this car. It's absolutely fantastic imo.

BTW I am driving the GT3 at the moment and it's everything but torquey. No much happens below 5k RPM. But it's fun But I would never buy it for my home in LA. But you will hear more about it when I do my review.

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Well it's difficult to say as a fact that the torque curve is better in the GTS. I personally don't like torque. I am more of a high rev guy. But I understand in the States torque is a lot more convenient and necessary than here in Germany. I never felt it lacked torque. Of course it's not a torquey car, but it definitely feels faster than the numbers say. Especially because of that amazing sound. I would definitely buy this car. It's absolutely fantastic imo.

BTW I am driving the GT3 at the moment and it's everything but torquey. No much happens below 5k RPM. But it's fun But I would never buy it for my home in LA. But you will hear more about it when I do my review.

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Look forward to the GT3 review.
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Look forward to the GT3 review.
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Cayman GT4 review would be nice......but I hear that Porsche will only make 2,500 units of it worldwide.

Supply is smaller than demand
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Thanks OP - great vid!
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Cayman GT4 review would be nice......but I hear that Porsche will only make 2,500 units of it worldwide.

Supply is smaller than demand
I'll try to get one next year
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Thanks OP - great vid!
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How can there be over 2000 views but only so view views on the video. :/
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It sounds a bit like a 2-stroke dirt bike when lifting off the throttle, which I personally like. Unfortunately, the sound doesn't quite match what my eyes are seeing. Take for example minute 2:07 through 2:12 of the video... You can hear the car approaching before the car enters the scene. I was expecting to see the car rip past the camera in a flash. Instead, it rolled by at a snail's pace. While that was disappointing, I'd still love to have the car.
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It sounds a bit like a 2-stroke dirt bike when lifting off the throttle, which I personally like. Unfortunately, the sound doesn't quite match what my eyes are seeing. Take for example minute 2:07 through 2:12 of the video... You can hear the car approaching before the car enters the scene. I was expecting to see the car rip past the camera in a flash. Instead, it rolled by at a snail's pace. While that was disappointing, I'd still love to have the car.
Haha ok. I am not sure if I quite got your point but I believe you mean the car is louder than it is quick? As long as it's not ricer loud I think it's okay. After all, it's a Porsche
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