Take a look at the new Porsche 718 Boxster
The new Boxster has a lot going in its favour. Though many may say that it looks similar to its predecessor along with a new name that derives inspiration from the 718 model that retailed in the 1960s, it is powered by a new engine that has been downsized while offering more power. Design wise, the car majorly remains the same but for new bumper designs and new headlights. The interior gets a host of new technologies.
The flat six-cylinder layout has been replaced by a new four-cylinder unit that has been blown up to a 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre unit in the standard 718 and S models respectively. However, the smaller engine now outputs more serious power figures. The outgoing model offers 261 BHP, however, the new standard 718 now makes available 296 BHP of power. Further on, the S variant churns out 345 BHP of power from the earlier 311 BHP. This comes as amazing news for Porsche fans who are looking to buy the company’s entry-level car.
Now capable of reaching the ton mark from standstill in just 4.7 seconds, this means that the new model is a whole 0.8 seconds quicker than its predecessor. The more powerful S trim on the other hand can do the same in 4.2 seconds, being a good 0.6 seconds quicker than its older version thanks to PDK and Sport Chrono pack.
Mentioning more about performance figures as the new Porshe 718 Boxster is all game, the standard version can reach a top speed of 273 km/hr. This figure sounds even better when coupled with the fact that it has 100 Nm more torque and returns a fuel economy of 14.5 km/l in the European cycle. The S can reach a top whack of 285 km/hr with 60 Nm of extra torque coming in handy. The S is capable to doing 13.6 km/l.
Mechanically, the chassis has been retuned and the power steering has been reconfigured to be 10 percent more direct. The Sport Chrono pack makes available three different settings – Normal, Sport and Sport Plus. With the Cayman due to get a similar update soon, Porsche could bring the new 718 Boxster to India before the end of this year.
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