2017 PORSCHE 718 BOXSTER SHOWN

REVIEW:

Continuing to define sports-car excellence, the Boxster is once again a 10Best winner. With turbo four-cylinders (the base is a 300-hp 2.0-liter; the S gets a 350-hp 2.5-liter) that are substantially more powerful and torque-rich—making the Boxster faster—we can’t help but miss the guttural yowl from Porsche’s iconic flat-six.

Despite these changes, the mid-engine roadster certainly hasn’t lost its dynamic perfection, which is nearly without equal. A touchscreen infotainment system is optional.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Price-3,660,328
  • Top Speed-170
  • 0-60-4.0 sec
  • Horse power- 300 hp
  • No of gears-6

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PORSCHE 718 BOXSTER COLORS:

Porsche Boxster is available/sold in the following colors in India:

  • Carrara White
  • Guards Red
  • Black
  • Speed Yellow
  • Arctic Silver
  • Basalt Black
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Midnight Blue
  • Macadamia
  • Meteor Grey
  • Ruby Red
  • Slate Gray
  • Gt Silver
  • Atlas Grey
  • Park Olive
  • Malachite Green
  • Forest Green

MORE POWER FROM LESS ENGINE:

Porsche offers the Boxster in 718 and 718 S guises, with the S denoting a 350-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder.. The S-less regular 718 tested here uses a smaller-displacement version of the same horizontally opposed four, equipped with a less sophisticated turbocharger that lacks the S engine’s variable-turbine geometry.

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As a result, this 2.0-liter four makes “just” 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. That’s a fair margin better than the output of the previous 2.7-liter flat-six.

As a result, this 2.0-liter four makes “just” 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. That’s a fair margin better than the output of the previous 2.7-liter flat-six.

To answer the all-important exhaust-note question, our staff remains split on whether the new flat-four engine sounds more like a Subaru being waterboarded than like the classic Porsche song of its flat-six predecessor.

Without question, it emits a sporty gargling sound that most will equate with “fast.” The optional sport exhaust ensures that, no matter what you think the 718 sounds like, it can be set to “louder.”

In combination with the quick-shifting PDK dual-clutch automatic, the lightweight Boxster reaches 60 mph in 4.0 seconds and lays down a 12.5-second quarter-mile time.

That’s a mere 0.4 and 0.6 second behind the 718 Boxster S PDK we tested previously, actually nipping the stick-shift 718 Boxster S’s times to the same marks by 0.3 second and 0.1 second.

ALL OVER SCORE-4.5

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