Porsche 718 Cayman GTS Passes Cars at 180 MPH/290 KPH in Autobahn Run

Porsche 718 Cayman GTS Autobahn run 1 photo
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The Autobahn is one of those places that every aficionado needs to visit, with the German highway network's derestricted sections allowing one to push a vehicle to the maximum velocity. And we can now bring you an example of that, which showcases a Porsche 718 Cayman GTS going flat out.
The highlight of the clip, which can be found at the bottom of the page, sees the mid-engined delights going past 180 mph (make that 290 km/h) and passing (there are only two lanes) as if it's nothing.

The said shenanigan can be found at the 10:15 point of the video, but the rest of the clip is also worthy of your attention, since it's loaded with sprinting moments delivered by the 2.5-liter turbocharged boxer (365 hp) monster.

Of course, with the engine being a four-cylinder, the soundtrack isn't quite as sharp as the rest of the experience.

Speaking of which, the GTS is about to lose its status as the 718 Cayman range-topper and that's because Porsche is ready to introduce the 2019 718 Cayman GT4.

The newcomer will be animated by a naturally-aspirated flat-six unit, with this expected to come in the form of a downtuned 4.0-liter GT3 motor. While the powerplant delivers 500 hp in the GT3, you should expect its output to sit closer to 400 ponies for the mid-engined special.

Once again, Porsche will aim to prevent Neunelfer cannibalization by only offering the GT4 with a manual.

Nevertheless, Porsche the 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport, which is the racing incarnation of the machine, will receive a PDK, as it has been the case with the previous model - here is some spy material showcasing the circuit version of the toy.

Porsche should introduce the street car by the end of the year and you can check out more details on both versions by following the links above.

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