It’s difficult to believe it but the first Boxster made its debut 20 years ago. To mark the occasion, the German car manufacturer is restructuring its mid-engine roadsters and introducing the 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S.
[pull_quote_center]“The two-seat convertibles are now more powerful yet more fuel efficient. The new 718 Boxster models have fuel economy improvements of up to 13%.”[/pull_quote_center]
The design of the new 718 roadsters is completely revised except for the luggage compartment lids, the windscreen and the convertible top.
UNDER THE BONNET
The new 718 Boxster models are the first modern day sports cars to feature four-cylinder flat engines again since the late 1960s. Turbocharging them ensures that these new models sprint even faster.
The top speed of the 718 Boxster is 275km/h and the 718 Boxster S has a top speed of 285 km/h.
The 718 models come with a six-speed manual transmission as standard. The Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) is available as an option and features fuel-saving virtual gears.
The front end of the new generation roadsters is wider and looks more masculine in appearance. A distinct expression of the new turbo engine concept are the larger cooling air intakes.
Other identifying features include new and independently styled wings and side sills.The car’s dynamic look is emphasised by the larger air inlet panels with with two fins.
The doors of the new model line are designed without door handle recess covers.
The interior of both new models features a newly-designed dash panel which frames the cockpit. Its state-of-the-art touchscreen is included as standard and the navigation module is available as an option.
[quote_box_center]The European launch for both models begins on 30 April 2016. Make sure your bank account is fully charged as the Porsche 718 Boxster pricing starts at 53, 646 Euros (in Germany) and the Porsche 718 Boxster S – from 66, 141 Euros. For pricing and availability in your country, visit – www.porsche.com[/quote_box_center]