Now that we have the boring bits out of the way, its time to talk about how it drives - There's more to the GTS than just mere aesthetics, plant your right foot hard and it quickly reveals its true nature. Porsche designed a new intake manifold and an advanced VTG (variable turbo geometry) system to extract more juice from the 718 S' mid-mounted 2.5-litre flat-four. With an improved 18.1 PSI of boost from its larger diameter turbo (compared to the S model 16.7 PSI), the Cayman GTS produces 365 hp compared to the Cayman S' 350 hp. Torque has been dialed up as well on the PDK version with 317lb-ft compared to the S' 309 lb-ft. Speaking of which, Porsche offers a choice of a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, each with its own appeal, Few gearboxes are as precise and engaging as Porsche's standard six-speed, but to truly enjoy the GTS's peak performance, you'll have to opt for the PDK. Its stunning quick shifts via the steering mounted paddles makes the GTS go from Launch to 100kph in just 4.3 seconds. To further complement the upgraded powertrain, Porsche has given the GTS a mechanical locking rear differential, adaptive suspension dampers, a lowered ride height, four-piston front brakes straight off the 911 Carrera and a three-mode traction control system clearly indicating that the GTSis built to go around corners really really fast. Despite the fact that Bahrain roads are forever under construction, packed with traffic and mixed with cracked and brick-prepped surfaces, the GTS tackled them all with remarkable composure. Which is astonishing once you consider that fact the GTS rides 10mm lower than the standard S and on 20" wheels. You also get four distinct driving modes for ride quality, throttle and shift response, and steering for a more engaging driving experience. I personally enjoyed the Sport mode for daily driving fun. The good throttle response with the occasional exhaust gargle mixed with the livable ride quality was what stood out the most. The Sport Plus on the other hand feels a bit too aggressive for our roads, but I'm sure enthusiasts will have a blast as they hammer this thing around corners coming out sideways with a huge smile on their faces... Send me to a track experience Porsche! Honestly, driving the Cayman GTS is an experience, an everyday occasion, a joy in a form of a car. This is a car that'll make me want to wake up at 3 am and go for some good ol' fashioned spirit driving. Porsche purists will probably whine about the aural quality of the turbocharged flat-four - I get it, it sounds like a four-cylinder - because it is. But in return you get a performer that's even more impressive than the previous generation.