The newest 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster is out. With the model and an extensive array of changes comes also the change in the name. The car is going to denominate the new Porsche car and use the label which was actually used before for lightweight Porsche cars built between 1957 and 1962. The name change comes with the Boxster now using a four-cylinder engine and it was announced that this name is also going to be sued for the Cayman model, once it gets updated and receives its release date.
The Porsche Boxster model was first introduced in 1996. It was an entry level, mid-engine sports car and was the first road going roadster that Porsche has outputted since the 550 Spyder car. The car was immediately met with plenty of criticism as the car marked a significant departure from the traditional Porsche look. Little did they know back then that the Boxster will become Porsche’s biggest volume sale car. Now almost 20 years after its debut, it is time for another refresh for the car.
The Porsche 718 Boxster manages to do the same thing as the 911 Carrera model as they have both exchanged their naturally aspirated engines in favor of a turbocharged one. Porsche actually aims to reduce emission rates and improve efficiency using this strategy, and for the most part it appears to be working. This engine will use a flat-four configuration instead of the traditional flat-six used before.
As we are nearing the release of the 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster it was only fitting to make a review and let you know all about the specs and rats about the car and give you a chance to find out more about it.
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2017 Porsche 718 Boxster Exterior Review
The 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster is more than just a mere facelift as there are many changes made to the exterior design of it. In fact most of the body panels have been changed, only excluding the luggage compartment lids, convertible top and the windshield, while everything else has been revised. The body panels seem familiar and do like very alike the previous car but have still taken a change compared to before.
The most obvious changes is the wider front end of the car which also adds a new bumper section as well. There are the new side intakes which have a wider and thinner design, which also makes the LED daytime running lights thinner as well. The fog lights are no longer integrated but are rather mounted as separate parts. There is a change to the center grill which is mounted underneath the license plate as it has been completely reshaped. There is also the addition of the Porsche’s new bi-xenon headlamps and optional units which come with four-point DRLs.
The Porsche 718 Boxster Porsche 2017 does not look too much drastically different from the side. There are a few eye catching details that are added here. For instance, the wings on the sides are much more pronounced and the side skirts are beefier. The doors do not have handle recess covers anymore and the intakes are a bit larger. There are also revised side mirrors and 9-inch standard wheels with 20-inch rollers as optional ones. The rear end has additional changes with the new taillight design and the new decklid which reshape the car a lot.
2017 Porsche 718 Boxster Interior Specs
There are a few changes made to the interior of the 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster as well. The car has a new dashboard design which has revised A/C vents with an updated instrument cluster. The size and shape is the same but the steering wheel has new spoke design and a whole new center section as well. The model bears seminaries with the design seen in the 911 but also looks a lot more upscale than before.
Everything else was carried over from the previous car and looks more or less similar to before. The technology was in that case updated and has received many updates for the future car. You have the standard Porsche Communication Management which includes audio interfaces, cell phone preparation and a 110-watt Sound Package Plus. You can enhance it with a navigation module and voice control.
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Engine Specs, 0-60 of 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster
The most radical change for the 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster was made for its engine as the flat-six engine was dropped and replaced with a brand-new flat-four unit. This is going to improve the performance of the car and enhance efficiency for the Porsche models which was the primary aim of developing the engine. The base engine is the turbocharged, 2.0-liter one which makes 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. The base model can spring to 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds with a manual gearbox or 4.7 seconds with a PDK. But if you add the Sport Chrono Package, it lowers the time even further to 4.5 seconds.
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The Boxster S version is going to use the turbocharged, 2.5-liter, flat-four engine. It is going to help it push to 350 horsepower and 309 pound-feet to the wheels. This makes the acceleration to 0-60 mph take only 4.4 seconds with the manual shifter and 4.2 with the PDK option and the Sport Chrono Package sheds 0.5 seconds off as well. The top speed for this trim is 177 mph.
Release Date and Price – 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster
The newest 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster makes its debut by the end of this year and will have its release date a bit earlier than expected. As for the price is concerned, the base version has a tag of $56,000 while the Boxster S is priced $68,400.
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