Paying homage to the Porsche 718 of the late 1950s and early 1960s, the 718 Boxster S will be officially unveiled at March’s Geneva Motor Show. Available in two grades, the 718 Boxster and the 718 Boxster S, the car will be available to buy from April.
The standard edition will feature a 2.0-litre engine capable of 296bhp and 380Nm of torque. The S variant features a 2.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that produces up to 345bhp and 420Nm of torque.
It is claimed that the 718 Boxster will have a 0-60mph time of around 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 171mph, when the optional PDK gearbox is fitted. It is also asserted that the 718 Boxster S will be capable of 0-60mph in about 4.4 seconds and a maximum speed of 177mph. The latter is the first example of the marque using a four-cylinder engine since the last 968 rolled off the production line in 1995.
Enlarged cooling ducts are featured on new front bumpers, and bigger air ducts are positioned in front of the rear wheel arches. At the rear of the vehicle, an accent strip bearing the Porsche legend blends into sleek taillights.
Joining the 718 Boxster line is a GTS edition that is due sometime next year.
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