New Porsche Boxster 718 revealed
Porsche has revealed the official specifications for the 718 Boxster. The two-seater convertible not only gets “718” badge but also gets the four-cylinder flat engine (also known as boxer engine) that were used in the Porsche 718 mid-engine sports cars which won Targa Florio and Le Mans races back in the 1950s and 1960s. The new Porsche 718 Boxster will be available in two variants 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S.
Under the hood the regular 718 Boxster will get 2.0-litre, turbocharged flat-four engine producing 295bhp and the 718 Boxster S will get an extra half-litre (2.5-litre) of displacement, variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbocharger flat-four engine with the maximum output of 345bhp. Porsche is now the only manufacturer to offer VTG technology in production cars with petrol engines. Porsche claims the power gain of 34bhp compared to previous Boxster models and fuel economy improvement of up to 13 percent.
Inside, the Boxster gets a newly designed dash framed within the cockpit, the latest generation Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with touchscreen as a standard and the navigation system is available as an option.
Talking about the exterior, the front of the car is wider with larger cooling air intakes. It has a newly designed bi-xenon headlights with four-point LED daytime running lights in front. It has new side sills and larger air inlet panels. The 19-inch wheels are standard on the 718 Boxter and 20-inch diameter wheels are available as an option. The rear of the car also follows the same wider design and gets three-dimensional LED and four-point brake lights with the ascent strip with integrated Porsche badge between two tail lights.
The new models will be available internationally from April. However the prices for these two models haven’t been disclosed yet.