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Mid-engine Roadster

Practically two decades since the Boxster made its first appearance Porsche has reinvented the mid-engine roadsters by adding more power, greater fuel efficiency, and better handling in the newly named 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S. This is a tribute to the flat-four cylinder engines that were used in the mid-engine Porsche 718 sports car which won numerous races in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Fitted with a newly developed, turbocharged flat four-cylinder engine, the 718 Boxster generates 300 horsepower from two liters of displacement, while the 718 Boxster S uses a 2.5 liter engine developing 350 horsepower. The S-model also employs a turbocharger with variable turbine geometry. The new engines develop 35 more horsepower compared to those of the previous.

Retuned suspension, upgraded brakes and a modified design add to the appeal of the new model line. A newly designed dash panel frames the cockpit featuring the latest generation of Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with a state-of-the-art touchscreen available as an option.

The 718 Boxster – when equipped with PDK and the Sport Chrono Package – goes from zero to 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds (0.7 seconds faster than the previous model). The 718 Boxster S outfitted with these performance-enhancing options reaches 60 miles per hour in 4.0 seconds (0.5 seconds faster than its predecessor). The top track speed of the 718 Boxster is 170 miles per hour (8 miles per hour faster than before), and the 718 Boxster S can achieve a top track speed of 177 miles per hour (5 miles per hour faster than previously).