The Legend Drives On
In the Croatian port city of Rijeka, one of this year’s two European Capitals of Culture, the 1963 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS and the latest GTS model of Porsche's mid-engine sports cars meet – three letters, two cars, one legend.
As the first rays of sunshine fall on the roofs of the port city of Rijeka, the new Porsche 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 (718 Boxster GTS 4.0: Fuel consumption combined 10.8 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined 246 g/km) slices through the corners at the planetarium, high above the city. Up here at the observatory next to a historic fortress, where everyone’s gaze is normally directed toward the universe, a new star is rising in the Porsche sky—offering a particularly high degree of performance, precise handling, and exclusive standard features.
The eyes of passersby in the city center are sure to be on it; heads turn, pedestrians pause, and an elementary school class cheers with pleasure—even the little ones recognize a Porsche from afar. If a Porsche, no matter what model series, bears the legendary GTS emblem, it means the usual high level of comfort with even greater sportiness. The Boxster winds its way between palaces that date back to the Austro-Hungarian Empire and prefabricated high-rise buildings from the socialist era. At the historic harbor causeway, which is called Molo Longo by the inhabitants because of its length of 1,707 meters, its companion is already waiting: the Porsche 904 Carrera GTS from 1963—the first of its kind because it launched the idea of GTS.
SideKICK: Porsche Macan GTS
The new Macan GTS concisely unifies the typical features of a Gran Turismo Sport: maximum sportiness and the highest level of comfort. The sports exhaust system common to the GTS provides rich acoustics. The GTS sports seats and Alcantara offer high-quality feel, comfort, and aesthetics in the interior.
Jul 08, 2020 at 18:50