There are a few cars out that are just therapeutic, the the Porsche 718 GTS is definitely one of them.

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The Porsche 718 is the entry point to Porsche’s sports car lineup. That said, with the introduction of their flat-four engines, many Porsche fans asked themselves if Porsche has lost its way. Obviously, we are not talking about the 911, since the flagship model still goes strong. That said, transitioning to a more eco-friendly drivetrain is a tricky thing to execute right, especially in performance cars that have a cult following. It seems, however, Porsche has realized their mistakes and wants to put things right. Enter the 718 GTS 4.0.

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Savagegeese goes into detail about what makes the latest GTS more special. Those who are more tech-savvy would appreciate the way they showcase many of the 718’s pros and cons, even lifting the mid-engine Porsche to reveal its flat floor. The video goes to show that there is a lot more to this car than you might think, but there are also a lot of familiar elements, carried over from the prior generation Cayman/Boxster.

For the number geeks, the GTS uses a 4.0-liter flat-six producing 400 horsepower (294 kW) at 7,000 RPM and 310 pound-feet (420 Nm) at 5,000 RPM. This translates to a 4.3-second sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h) and a top speed of 183 mph (294 km/h).

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Engine 4.0-liter flat-six
Horsepower 400 HP @ 7,000 RMP
Torque 310 LB-FT @ 5,000 RPM
0 to 62 mph 4.3 seconds
Top Speed 183 mph

Regardless, the news of a new entry-level six-cylinder Porsche is great news and would surely inspire diehard fans, who have lost faith in the model, after seeing it with two-less cylinders than it should have come with. As a bonus, it also has a six-speed manual.

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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