The all-new 2017 Porsche 718 comes in convertible Boxster and coupe Cayman form, signifying the change in cylinders. Boxster and Cayman remain some of our favorite performance cars as they’re thrilling to drive, and in a base form, they’re exceptional sports car value, too.
The changes in the car do not materially change the way these cars perform or change our opinion about them. They are totally well-balanced and incredibly fun to drive. Even we can say without any doubt, that they are better and more focused sports cars than even Porsche’s 911.
Porsche 718 Boxster S-EXTERIOR
Outside, Porsche 718 Boxster S carries a beautiful tradition of timeless sports-car styling. The flowing, smooth curves, the low nose, the muscular haunches, and the simple, tidy tail are all intact. The air intakes are bigger than before. The car adopts a more muscular, angular look. Muscular haunches rise at the back-end, wrapping around the simple, tidy tail.
The car features redesigned bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights and available LED headlights at the front end. Along the sides, the air inlets are larger. Porche 718 Boxster S gets new 19-inch wheels, and 20-inch wheels will be optional. At the back, the taillights feature LED technology too.
Porsche 718 Boxster S-INTERIOR
Inside the car features a dash with the new design and a center stack with clean lines and smooth surfaces. The infotainment system has been updated. When ordered with the navigation system, it features an array of online services. Standard equipment includes power features, partial-leather seats, a CD player and satellite radio, and Bluetooth with audio streaming.
However, the 718 lacks storage capacity, particularly in Boxster form. Both have slim door pockets and a compact center-console bin. In Cayman, at least, there’s some area under the rear hatch that gives it a bit more storage than the Boxster trunk. Both have storage in the nose as well. In either form, the 718 is best suited for weekend trips.
Porsche 718 Boxster S-ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE
Under the hood is present the powertrain of the car- a new 300-hp, 2.0-liter turbo-4 derived from the 911’s turbo flat-6. It’s good for 0-60 mph times of 4.5 seconds and a 170-mph top speed. S models have a bored-out 2.5-liter with 350 horsepower, good for 4.0 seconds to 60 mph and a 177-mph top end. Acceleration is quicker in base models than in the old S models.
A 6-speed manual is standard. The dual-clutch picks up the 7th speed and creates virtual intermediate gears by engaging a pair of ratios and slipping clutches. Fuel economy sits in the 24-mpg range on the EPA.
Porsche 718 Boxster S 718-PRICE
Porsche 718 Boxster s has a price around $56,000, and the Boxster S starts at $68,400. The car is expected to gain a lot of buyers for Porsche due to its spectacular looks and sporty performance. Especially it will attract the younger lot of customers. Porsche’s 718 Boxster is technically on sale now.
Porsche 718 Boxster S RELEASE DATE
The car has went on release recently in June 2016 in US dealerships.