Porsche has unveiled the new 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S with new four-cylinder turbocharged engines. The new Porsche Boxster can be ordered now and is priced in a range of £41,739-£50,695 (RRP). The first deliveries are expected to start by March 2016 in the UK. The new 718 Boxster is more powerful than the outgoing model of the mid-engined sports car.
Talking about the exterior design, the new 718 Boxster is totally different from its predecessor. The front fascia is bolder than before with bigger cooling air intakes. There are bi-Xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights as standard feature. The wheel arches have been newly-designed with new 19-inch wheels being on offer as standard and 20-inch as an option. Additionally, side sills and door handles have been restyled to provide the sports car a distinguished appearance. Coming to the rear end, it is quite changed as compared to the current model with much broader look. The completely redesigned three-dimensional LED tail-lamps and a new accent strip with integrated ‘Porsche’ badge between the tail lights complete the exterior of the sports car.
Inside the cabin, there is an all-new dashboard with latest generation of Porsche Communication Management (PCM) and state-of-the-art touchscreen and mobile phone preparation as standard. Under the hood, the 718 Boxster has a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine which develops 300 hp of top power and 380 Nm of peak torque. The torque, as compared to the previous model, has increased by 100Nm. Talking about the high-performance 718 Boxster S variant, it is powered by a 2.5-litre engine which churns out 350 hp of maximum power and 420Nm of highest torque. Just so you know, it is around 60Nm more than the previous model. Both the engines are married to a six-speed manual transmission as standard. However, the PDK double-clutch automatic transmission and the Sport Chrono Package are available as optional.