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A Closer Look At The New Porsche 718 Boxster


Two decades after the first Boxster made its debut, Porsche unveils the new 718 Boxster, which will go on sale in the US in June. The biggest news concerns the flat-fours. The regular 718 Boxster will get a 2.0-liter, turbocharged flat-four producing 300 hp. The 718 Boxster S will get an extra half-liter of displacement and a variable-geometry turbocharger to produce a total of 350 hp. This represents a 35 hp gain over the current Boxster and Boxster S, respectively.

The completely new chassis tuning and stronger brakes provide for passionate and sporty driving pleasure. The design of the new model line was also comprehensively advanced. The vehicle was completely revised except for the luggage compartment lids, the windscreen and the convertible top. Inside, a newly designed dash panel frames the cockpit. In addition, the latest generation of Porsche Communication Management with a state-of-the-art touchscreen is included as standard – although nav is an optional extra.

The 718 Boxster will go on sale for the equivalent of $57,050 in base form and $69,450 for the S model.

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all images courtesy of Porsche