Porsche drops plan to build an entry-level roadster

Article by Andrew Christian, on October 7, 2014

Although it sounded like a great idea, it appears that Porsche dropped plan to build an entry-level roadster. According to Detlev von Platen, CEO of Porsche Cars North America, there will be no model that will sit bellow the current Boxster and now it is not the time for an entry-level roadster.

For those who don’t remember, Porsche insiders confirmed the fact that the German manufacturer considered a mid-engine roadster codenamed 718, which was based on the Boxster.

That model was aimed to be shorter, lighter and cheaper than the Boxster. Still, Porsche is already offering a cheaper and less powerful version of the Boxster, at least in Belgium for now, but we do expect to see such a model in every market. Apparently, von Platen said that Porsche will not offer entry-level models and their only entry model is the pre-owned program.

As we said, Porsche Belgium is offering an entry-level version of the Boxster which comes with a detuned 2.7-liter flat-six engine used by the standard model, delivering 211 hp (155 kW) and 280 Nm of torque (detuned from 265 hp or 195 kW).

The new Boxster model is fitted with a six-speed manual transmission and is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.4 seconds, while offering a top speed of 245 km/h or 152 mph. Fuel consumption is 11.8 l/100 km in the city and just 6.4 l/100 km outside the city, with CO2 emissions od 195 g/km.

When using the PDK transmission, the Boxster accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.3 seconds and in 6.1 seconds in Sport+ model, while offering a top speed of 243 km/h or 151 mph.

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