2017 Porsche 718 Boxster S

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster S
Initially Porsche came up with two version of 718 Boxter, 300 hp and 350 hp S, with seven speed dual clutch automatic or six speed manual transmission. With this version provides 35 hp more with 2.0 and 2.5 liter engines, both being turbocharged and intercooled, even increase in 74 lb-ft and 43-lb-ft of torque in base and S model. Company claims 14 percent fuel economy improvement, so this can be best Boxter ever produced. Porsche as always has been fast, point is whether it will remain a good sporting driving experience.

Torque peak will remain between 1900 and 1950 rev for both base and S model respectively, in older version using six cylinder it started above 4400 rpm adn 4500 rpm in base and S respectively. In new version redline is likely to touch at 7400 rpm.

City driving you hear turbo hisses, which company is to look at production. In Sport mode engine burble and overrun, while in Sport Plus most, response gets more priority than sound. Sport Plus delivers better performance.

New version Boxster base and S model provides better manual transmission ratio than outgoing Boxter. Car remains good at around 74 mph in second gear and around 81 mph in third gear, resulting better faster driving experience. Its likely to take 4 seconds to reach 60 mph for Boxter S in Sport Plus mode, while base is likely to 4.5 seconds for 60 mph.

Steering ratio took from 911 Turbo makes 10 percent improvment indirectly helps in providing feel good, evenly weight and response steering. Porsche comes up with Active Suspension Management helps in decoupling and difference driving experience in all modes. A standard passive sprint/damper combo, two PASM version are three heights available which can lower car to 0.4 inch or 0.8 inch, which helps in chasis and steering tuning. Length got increase by 0.2 inch while wheelbase and width remains same to outgoing version. 7 inch touchscreen to comes as a standard part of Porsche Communication Management. While optional remains navigation, Apple CarPlay and WiFi hotspot.

Base model starts $57,050 abd $69,450 for S. Corvetter convertible and Boxter remains close in terms of speed and driving. Been best covertible in last decade it will continue its run even longer.

Starting Price 718 Boxster($57,050), 718 Boxster S($69,450)
Vehicle Type 2 door convertible, mid engine, rear wheel drive
Engine -- turbocharged, intercooled DOHC 16-valve 2.0-liter flat-4, 300 hp, 280 lb-ft -- turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve 2.5-liter flat-4, 350 hp, 309 lb-ft
Transmission 6-speed manual 7-speed dual-clutch automatic, manual shifting mode
Wheelbase 97.4 in
Length 172.4 in
Width 70.9 in
Height 50.4 in
Curb weight 2950-3100 lb
0-60 mph 3.9-4.8 secs.
0-100 mph 9.4-11.2 secs.
Top speed 170-177 mph
Fuel economy (city/highway) 21-23/32-34 mpg