A Peek at the 718 Boxster
Last year, Porsche released the 718 Boxster, and we’re still in love with the model. Twenty years after the first Boxster made its debut, Porsche introduced the latest generation of its mid-engine roadster, featuring more power and even better handling. Want to learn more about the vehicle’s powerful engine? Take a look at this in-depth description of the flat-four cylinder engine, courtesy of Porsche!
Powerful Flat-Four Cylinder Engines
A completely new generation of turbocharged flat-four cylinder engines takes performance in the 718 Boxster to new heights–and represents the first time Porsche is equipping sports cars with flat four-cylinder engines since production of the 912 E ended 40 years ago. Turbocharging significantly boosts torque. The two-liter engine of the 718 Boxster puts out 280 lb.-ft. of torque, which is available from 1,950 rpm to 4,500 rpm. To put this into perspective: The new engine makes 74 lb.-ft. or 36 percent more torque than the previous powertrain and does so over a much broader power band. The 2.5-liter engine of the 718 Boxster S develops 309 lb.-ft. from 1,900 rpm to 4,500 rpm–a 43 lb.-ft. gain over the outgoing Boxster S engine.
This yields significant gains in acceleration. The 718 Boxster – when equipped with PDK and the Sport Chrono Package – sprints from zero to 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds (0.7 seconds faster than the previous model). The 718 Boxster S outfitted with these performance-enhancing options reaches 60 miles per hour in 4.0 seconds (0.5 seconds faster than its predecessor). The top track speed of the 718 Boxster is 170 miles per hour (8 miles per hour faster than before), and the 718 Boxster S can achieve a top track speed of 177 miles per hour (5 miles per hour faster than previously). True to their pure, driver-focused character, the 718 Boxster models come standard with a sixspeed manual transmission. The Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK), which now features virtual gears, is available as an option.
Test drive a Porsche 718 Boxster today at Baker Motor Company in West Ashley.