Porsche 718 Boxster Promises Four-Cylinder Fun

Porsche has revealed its overhauled 718 Boxster at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. 

An all-new 2.0-liter flat-four turbo engine now powers the car, sending 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels. Those looking for a little more juice can opt for the Boxster S which comes with a 2.5-liter turbo engine that makes 350 hp and 309 lb-ft of torque.

Jumping from 0 to 60 mph will take 4.5 seconds in the standard car while the S model will do it in four seconds flat. Porsche says that fuel economy has been improved by 14 percent compared to the outgoing cars, though that is using the generous New European Driving Cycle.

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Porsche reached back into its past for the name as a homage to the classic flat-four cylinder engines it won numerous racing championships with in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Now that the 911 has gone turbocharged, Porsche has introduced the 718 nameplate to make sure

Larger brakes and retuned suspension are among the other changes that should help this car perform on the race track, though Porsche says that everything save the luggage compartment, windshield and convertible top have been changes.

As can be expected, the latest version of Porsche’s communication management system will be installed on the interior, run on a standard touchscreen. Navigation is available as an option.

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