For the past few years, there’s no doubt that Porsche has become the first in rank when it comes to manufacturing sports cars due to its design and efficiency. They haven’t forgotten that a sports car’s good name isn’t just because of speed alone; other factors involved customer satisfaction, overall look and performance. It’s a good thing that they are always improving, which is noticeable in their latest sports car: the 2017 718 Boxster and Boxster S Series. Experts are quick to notice that these ones have changed compared to other third-generation boxsters, which is good for both the company and customers alike.
Under the Hood
It is noticeable that in order to have a perfect driving experience, the 718 was fitted with new 13.0-inch brakes in its front wheels along with 2 or 2.5-liter flat-4 engines. This somehow arouses our curiosity to compare it with its predecessor car’s 2.7 and 3.4-liter flat-6 engines. When compared to 2017 911 Carrera’s 3.0-liter flat-6, experts have found out that the performances are almost the same (and that’s two cylinders less). This is due to the fact that the Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG) Technology helps prevent turbo lags with compromising the turbocharger’s size. The maximum horsepower arrives at 6500 for both 2 and 2.5-liter flat fours, additional tests show.
- Category : Sports Car
- Engine : Turbocharged and Intercooled 2.0 or 2.5-liter flat-4
- Transmission : 6-speed manual or 7-speed clutch automatic with manual shifting
- Drivetrain : RWD
- Power : 300 hp for 2.0-liter; 350 hp for 2.5-liter
- Torque : 280 lb-ft for 2.0-liter; 309 lb-ft for 2.5-liter
- 0-60 mph : 3.9 – 4.8 seconds
- Top Speed : 171 – 177 mph
- Mileage : (City/Highway) 22-24/31-35 mpg
- Price : Starting at $57,050 (for Boxster) and $69,450 (for Boxster S)