Is The 340 Horsepower Porsche Cayman GTS Truly Worth It?

I recently spent a week in a new Porsche Cayman S. It looked great, handled great, sounded great, and was capable of fulfilling every speed-desire in my heart. It was also nearly $89,000. So is the new Porsche Cayman GTS, with 15 extra horsepower, really worth it?


That's the question asked in this latest video from Auto Express, where both the Cayman GTS and its counterpart the Boxster GTS are put through their paces.

The GTS models have a few added tweaks besides the power bump. They get the sports exhaust, active suspension management and Sports Chrono standard, as well as some interior tweaks. PDK models also get launch control.

But they're also $10,000-$12,000 more than the Boxster S and Cayman S, respectively, and that seems like a lot to ask for a car that's crept up more into 911 territory than ever.

Worth it? Auto Express says probably not. Spec up an S model on either car with some of this equipment and you're probably good to go.

Not that I'm saying I'd kick a Cayman GTS out of my garage, of course...


Tom McParland

Is it worth it? No...but what Porsche is really "worth" its price when viewed objectively against the competition? The best "value" is the 911 Turbo S when you compare it to the Veyron. But none of that matters when you can afford one. The Cayman GTS is bonkers money when you look at HP/dollar...but you better believe I would get one if I won the Powerball.