Continuing a legacy that dates back to the race-winning 718’s of the ’50s and ’60s, the 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster earns its title by adopting flat four-cylinder engines, just like its namesake. The standard model has a 2.0L powerplant making 200hp, good for a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 170, while the S variant relies on a turbocharged 2.5L unit to move from 0-60 in 4 seconds flat on its way to 177 mph. The engines aren’t all that’s new — the suspension has been retuned, the brakes improved, and every bodel panel inside and out replaced, save for the luggage lid, windshield, and convertible top. Other options include the Sport Chrono Package from the 911, Porsche Active Suspension Management, and LED headlights.
Oct 20, 2017