Wow, we haven’t realized that the undervalued #Porsche 718 Boxter series were already 20 years old. Time flies and not only time, these new generation of mid-engine roadsters can fly as well speed-wise of course.
Porsche made the newly developed four-cylinder turbocharged engine the centerpiece of this car. It is the first time Porsche implements four-cylinder engines since the late 1960. This boxer engine throws out a really nice 300 and 350 HP of power so this is no car for the faint of hearts. And what is even more great is that fuel improvement is up to 13%. That is great environmental wise and saves some money although the last ain’t so much important.
More HP means more speed, faster acceleration and such is the case here too. The #718 Boxster with PDK and the Sport Chrono Package sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds. The #718 Boxster S with the same equipment sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds. The top speed of the #718 Boxster is 275 km/h, and the 718 Boxster S top speed is 285 km/h.
The models come standard with a six-speed manual transmission for those who like manual shifting and there is an optional double clutch (PDK) version available as well.
The boxters have a new design chassis and stronger brakes, a new dashboard layout and a #Porsche Communication Management (PCM) unit with mobile phone preparation, audio interfaces and the Sound Package Plus with 110 watts of audio power. Options include a navigation module with voice control which makes it easy to input driving destinations and the Connect Plus module which provides extended online services.
The launch of the new Boxter 718 series is scheduled on April 30th in Europe.