/Official: Porsche 718 Boxster

Official: Porsche 718 Boxster

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As promised, Porsche unveiled a new version of the Boxster sports car ahead of the Geneva Motor Show, revealing both a new name for the car and a brand-new engine. Officially called Porsche 718 Boxster, the new model boasts a turbocharged flat-four engine.

As before, Porsche 718 Boxster comes in two standard and ’S’ models. The former gets a 2.0-litre engine with 300 hp, while the latter benefits from a 2.5 liter with 350 hp. The power gain in spite of the downsizing is the result of employing turbocharger with variable turbine geometry which also reduces the fuel consumption (40 mpg for Boxster and 38 for Boxster S) for a win-win situation.

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Besides the new name and engine, Porsche 718 Boxster also comes with revised styling that features new bumpers, new 918-esque headlights, revised rear apron and taillights, and new wheel designs. Inside, there is a newly-designed dashboard complete with a new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) touchscreen.

As for the handling which has always been the Boxster’s biggest selling point, the new model offers new suspension tuning and uprated brakes as well as re-calibrated electro-mechanical power steering system which is 10 percent more direct than before. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and Sport Chrono package are available as optional extras.

Prices for the Porsche 718 Boxster start from $56,000 (£41,739 / €67,963) for the standard and $68,400 (£50,695 / €86,057) for the S variant.

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