Porsche goes back to its roots with the new 718 Boxster and Boxter S, all of which are references to the original Boxsters as well as the Porsche 718 sports car. Porsche honors the 20th anniversary of the first Boxster with new and updated versions that boast of more powerful but extremely efficient engines, and handling that builds on the originals.
With the 2-liter and 2.5-liter engines under their hoods, the 718 Boxter and Boxster S, respectively, produces amazing outputs of 300 and 350 hp. Both engines are four-cylinder engines, both of which have been newly engineered and designed by the teams at Porsche.
The Boxster S distinguishes itself with the use of a variable turbine geometry mechanism in its turbocharger. As they are updated versions of the previous Boxters, the New European Driving Cycle certified that these two new engines have better fuel efficiency – they can save 14% more fuel than their predecessors.
Power is for naught when not paired with comfort and performance features, that’s why there’s a host of those in the new Boxsters. First, engineers have made adjustments to the suspension and improved the performance of the brakes.
In addition, the body itself received several new updates to the design. But the luggage compartment lids, windshield and convertible top are unchanged.
Stepping inside the new 718 Boxster and Boxster S will show you the extent of technology in them: an updated Porsche Communicate Management and a requisite touchscreen interface greet you upon entry.