The new Porsche 718 Boxster is official.
Porsche unveiled today at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show the new Porsche 718 Boxster. The new 718 Boxster develops 220 kW (300 hp, 7.4 – 6.9 l/100 km) of power from two liters of engine displacement, while the 718 Boxster S attains 257 kW (350 hp, 8.1 – 7.3 l/100 km) from 2.5 liters of displacement.
In its 718 Boxster, Porsche is deliberately revisiting the concept of the legendary 718 mid-engine sports car. With its lightweight construction, strong four-cylinder flat engine and precise chassis, it won numerous international races in the 1950s and 1960s. Today the four-cylinder power unit is water-cooled and turbocharged. From its two liters of displacement, the new machine in the 718 Boxster delivers 220 kW (300 hp). The 718 Boxster S with a 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine takes this figure up to 257 kW (350 hp) thanks to its turbocharger with variable turbine geometry. Compared with previous Boxster models, this corresponds to an increase of 26 kW (35 hp) in each case.
Redesigned from scratch, the engines also impress with their efficiency: depending on the model and equipment, the consumption figures are up to 13 per cent lower than the respective predecessor models. The completely retuned chassis, more powerful brakes and not least the emotive tone are designed to convert the especially compelling power development into even more driving fun. The new model line has also undergone comprehensive further development in its design. Only luggage compartment lid, windscreen and convertible hood have been left unchanged.
Watch below the Porsche Press event unveiling the 718 Boxster at the Geneva Motor Show 2016.
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