Porsche paying homage to the flat-four cylinder engines that were used in the mid-engine Porsche 718 sports car which won great many races back in the late 1950s and early 1960s. And twenty years after the first Boxster made its debut, Porsche introduced the latest generation of its mid-engine roadsters featuring more power, greater fuel efficiency, and further improved handling. The new models are named 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S.
With the resculpted front it gives a wider and more muscular appearance with Significantly larger cooling air intakes serve as a distinct symbol of the new turbocharged engine generation. The 718 Boxster and Boxster S will get a redesigned Bi-Xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights. From a side view, identifying features of the new model line includes new, independently styled wings and side sills. Larger air inlet panels with two fins emphasizing the dynamic look. It gets new 19-inch wheels are standard on the 718 Boxster S, while 20-inch wheels are optionally available. Moving to the rear fascia, the new taillights stand out thanks to three-dimensional LED technology and four-point brake lights.
Inside, a newly designed dash panel frames the cockpit. It features the latest generation of Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with a stateof-the-art touchscreen is included as standard, while the navigation module is available as an option. The new 718 Boxster, which has been upgraded with new elements such as the instrument panel. Another defining element of the new interior layout is the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with cell phone preparation, audio interfaces and the 110 watt Sound Package Plus. The PCM can be enhanced with a navigation module including voice control.
Talking about the powerpackage, the mid-engine of the latest model range is newly developed, turbocharged flat-four cylinder engine. The 718 Boxster will get a 2.0-litre, turbocharged flat-four cylinder engine dishing out 300 HP and 380 Nm of torque. The 718 Boxster S will get a 2.5 litre engine flat-four cylinder engine churning out 350 HP and 419 Nm of torque. Both the 718 Boxster models come standard with a six-speed manual transmission. With this package, the regular 718 Boxster sprints from zero to 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds, where the 718 Boxster S bolts to 60 miles per hour in just 4.0 seconds.
Though, these models will go on sale in US in late Jul, but we are expecting these machine touch the streets in India by the end of 2017.