So, this might be one of the most one-sided drag races and set of comparison tests we've seen from the guys at carwow for quite some time now. Oh, the one with the Jimny racing other SUVs with four to five times more horsepower doesn't count. But for those who were always wondering what the Porsche Boxster GTS can do against its bigger brother (in every sense), the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, wonder no more after watching the quick video below.
Now we won't be spoiling the actual results, despite pre-race conclusions being pretty darn spot on, but the actual idea of this race is to find out if the extra cost of the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, which comes out to £30,000 ($36,800) more expensive in the UK when directly compared to the £62,000 ($76,000) Boxster GTS, is worth the investment in terms of performance. While both cars are unmistakably Porsches, the differences are glaring when it comes down to the numbers.
The Boxster GTS in this test comes with a mid-mounted turbocharged 2.5-liter flat four engine that makes 365 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque. It's also got a seven-speed dual clutch automatic and is limited to rear-wheel drive. The 911 Carrera 4S, on the other hand, has a turbocharged 3.0-liter flat six with 450 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed dual clutch automatic with all-wheel drive. Yeah, not looking too good for the Boxster, eh? Both cars do have launch control, however, and the Boxster GTS is 3,307 pounds, making it 220 pounds lighter. But will that be enough to give it a fighting chance?