2017 Porsche 718 Boxster Review and Price

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.

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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.

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster exterior

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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.

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster exterior review

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.

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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.

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster steering wheel

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster inside

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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.

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster engine system

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.

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster review

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2016 Porsche Cayman GT4

All of you thrill seekers and people who are looking for performance cars, the new addition from GT has arrived. We are presenting to you the new 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 car that has been recently announced Porsche. Finally the wait is over and the car has received its release date. This vehicle will have all the essential driving characteristics that are needed form a performance car. It will fuse many parts that are offered from other models that have recently been showcased and bring it under one roof for the Cayman GT4 car.

According to the initial testing, the car has been able to drive a lap around the famous Nurburgrign in just 7 minutes 40 seconds time. This puts the car along some greats like the 2011 911 GT3 car. Porsche is upping the ante with the production of this vehicle and it also adds some overall utility that was not to be expected. The redesign of the chassis and the addition of new breaks, the development of the engine and enhancing the aerodynamics of the vehicle all works well.

There have been many assumption on what the engine is going to actually use. From a hybrid powertrain to a turbocharged four-cylinder one. But what is actually going to be used was a well-kept secret till now. Read on the entire review to find out the newest details about the release of the Cayman GT4 from Porsche and decided whether the update is a good one for the vehicle.

2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 exterior

What Porsche tried to achieve with the Cayman GT4 is to make it stand out compared with all of the non-GT vehicles. They have did well in incorporating all the needed features of a performance vehicles and stayed true to the traditional look, but also managed to squeeze in a load of updates to make the car a new and modern one. The firstly noticeable addition is the GT wing added to the back which enables the stability at greater speeds and also provides a cool unique look for the Cayman. The front bumper receives some larger air inlets and a chin spoiler to boot. All of these additions account for providing down force to stabilize the car at large speeds and make the handling better.

2016 Porsche Cayman GT4

The ride height of the car has also been dropped. The 2016 Cayman GT4 has a height of 1.2 inches dropped compared to the previous vehicle. This actually fits well with the low set tires and snuggles them very appropriately continuing this look. Overall speaking the design of this 2016 model does not deviate that much from the original design, except for the added wing of course. The car has been beefed up which is the most appropriate description of the change the car has gone though.

2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 rear

Interior

The inside of the 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 is your typical sport vehicle interior. It features all the standard equipment you would expect from a sport car. There are some sports seats matted in the inside which have comfortable leather upholsteries and some Alcantara leather as well. It provides lateral support at great speeds and provides you with even more comfort than you have expected. The small steering wheel is also a part of the inside as most sport cars features a small size wheel like this one.

2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 inside

But there are some added or optionally added goodies that you can choose to get inside the car. For instance, race bucket seats are a very good addition to the inside and makes you feel like you are participating in a real race. The ones that you can get are comprised of pure carbon fiber. You can also opt for a Sport Chrono Package. The past Porsche vehicles got a performance display with this package, both digital and analogue, and the cars also receive a go-faster “Sport Plus” button. What this button does is to stiffen suspension, quickens steering, sharpens throttle response and includes several other useful racing features. A special kind of an addition is the “Track Precision App” which leaves you with additional and necessary info that you can get.

2016 Porsche Cayman GT4

Engine

The all new vehicle from Porsche uses a naturally aspirated, 3.8-liter flat-six engine. This enables the Cayman GT4 vehicle to produce a power output of 385 horsepower, and it does so by using a standard six-speed manual transmission equipped with dynamic gearbox mounts. The setup does not include an optional automatic shifter. The chassis has been made mostly using the components borrowed from  the 911 GT3”, and the result is that the GT4 is able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 4.2 seconds and develop a top speed of 183 mph. The stopping power is attained using the l Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake system while the suspension has been lowered for an entire inch.

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Price and release date

As the Porsche Cayman base model costs around $52,600 which is not at all a bad price, you will have to spare some more if you want to get the GT4 one. It will come with a price tag of 84,600, but this is a performance car that is worth every penny of the money spent on it. The car has received its release date and will be available for sale in January next year.

2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 rear side

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2015 Porsche Panamera

Overall 2015 Porsche Panamera is a four door, four passenger sport sedan with a hatchback style trunk. Broad audience was firstly introduced with it, back in 2009. Porsche is a Porsche. Wherever and however you put it, it is a Porsche. In this review we are going to say something about the overall impressions, specs and price of this vehicle.

2015 Porsche Panamera rear

2015 Porsche Panamera Exterior

For 2015 Porsche Panamera exterior designers tried to make a bigger version of Porsche with something to resemble 911. For that, designers idea was to put the rear of 911 on a much bigger four door vehicle. It is not that pretty.

Somebody would like it, but it is too big for a sport car. It looks like an elephant, someone would say. But I don’t care. Nobody should care. When I look at it, I can see a different model of Porsche. Something like Porsche has never done before. The lines resemble the classic Porsche, there are no rough edges, and there is an automatic speed spoiler coming out of a rear, when you go “turbo” on the road.

That spoiler gives the car a totally different look. You can choose either to put it on automatic, or lock it in the up or down position. But the feeling when you look at the rear mirror and see it rising is epic.

2015 Porsche Panamera rear side

Porsche Panamera Interior

I already said that for the outside, it looks really big, and you can only imagine how big is 2015 Porsche Panamera interior. For a saloon executive car it has a lot of sport in it.
The seats are very comfortable and made of premium leather, with ventilated heating and that Porsche logo engraved on a header just gives it a higher class look.

2015 Porsche Panamera seats

There are big glove compartments between seats in both rows. Rear compartments are conceivable, front are fixed. The space between back and front is quite big, even with front seats placed far back.

There are USB slots and power outlets all over the place that can come in use. Dashboard is trimmed with premium wood and aluminum and it looks really expensive. On the dashboard, you have 7 inch touch screen display (with analog buttons) where you can control all sorts of functions, including 3D navigation.

Sound system is BOSE high-end surround, which is one of the most respective surround systems with 16 amplifiers and about a 100W of power.

Cargo space in a trunk is 15.2 cubic feet and with back seats down 44.1 cubic feet, which is more than enough.

2015 Porsche Panamera seats

Engine of 2015 Porsche Panamera

2015 Porsche Panamera engine is where things really goes serious. There are a couple of versions, most noticeable are:

base – 3.6 liter V-6 engine with 310 HP and 295 pound/feet
turbo – 4.8 liter twin-turbo V8 with 520 HP, going from 0-60 in 4 seconds with top speed of 175 mph.
Panamera SE Hybrid – 3.0 liter supercharged engine V-6 combo with 416 HP plus 95 HP electric engine which can be fully recharged in about 20 miles of driving. Fuel economy is about 22 mpg in a city drive and 30 mpg on a highway.

Recently they started using the 3.0 liter twin-turbo version V-6 in Panamera S, Panamera 4S and Panamera 4S executive. That engine has 420 HP and 384 pound/feet of torque.

2015 Porsche Panamera engine

Transmission

We expect that this engine is going to become a new base engine for Porsche.
Transmission for these engines is primarily the PDK seven speed dual-clutch, with paddle shift manual mode. For E Hybrid there is a special eight speed Tiptronic S auto, with manual mode shift controls placed on a steering wheel, if you want to add some edge on your driving experience.

Traction management AWD is included in base versions, with anti slip regulation (of course only for AWD versions) along with parking assist, Porsche communication management, cruise control etc.

2015 Porsche Panamera change gear

2015 Porsche Panamera Price

2015 Porsche Panamera price varies from 79, 095 dollars for a basic version to 126,595 dollars for fully equipped car. Judging by the handling, engine quality, fuel consumption, luxury, overall quality of the car as a whole and the brand itself, if you have that money, it is a car for you.