Porsche unveils new 718 Boxster

Well, twenty years on from its initial debut, Porsche has unveiled the new 718 Boxster.

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Porsche has revealed the newest edition to its Boxster model following an announcement  in early December that the ‘718’ name would return to its line-up.

The new generation of Porsche’s mid-engined two-seater is powered by a newly-developed range of flat four-cylinder ‘boxer’ engines with turbocharging. The 718 Boxster produces 300bhp from a turbocharged 2-litre engine with 380Nm (280lb ft) of torque, while the 718 Boxster S houses a 2.5-litre engine developing 350bhp and 420Nm (310lb ft) of torque.

The 718 Boxster – with optional PDK double-clutch automatic transmission and the Sport Chrono Package – sprints from 0-100kph in 4.7seconds, while the equivalent 718 Boxster S achieves this in 4.2 seconds. The top speed of the 718 Boxster is 275kph while the 718 Boxster S manages a gutsy 285kph. Each model is equipped with a six-speed manual transmission as standard.

In terms of exterior updates, the front has a wider appearance with larger cooling air intakes. The nose is completed by the new design of the Bi-Xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights. New 19in wheels are standard on the 718 Boxster S although 20in diameter wheels are available as an option. Inside, a newly-designed dash panel frames the cockpit can be seen alongside the latest generation of Porsche communication management with the navigation module available as an option. Also available as an option is Porsche active suspension management combined with a 10mm lower ride height.

As in the 911 models, the optional sport chrono package now comprises the Individual programme in addition to the three settings Normal, Sport and Sport Plus. In combination with the PDK transmission, the sport response button is added, which is located at the middle of the Mode switch, which enables the driver to get the maximum responsiveness of the car for 20seconds.

The model is priced from $59,787.

Source – Porsche

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