The Boxster gets a smaller flat four engine but there is something else to it also
First of all let me mention here I loved the way the video started with rain pouring down from the skies and the sea waves hitting the shores. Usually car throttle videos do not start so gently but this video surely looks different. In this video you can watch them driving a brand new Porsche 718 Boxster. Now as you are already aware by now that Porsche has downsized the flat six engine and now it is powered by a smaller four cylinder turbo charged engine.
Obviously the flat 718 Boxster sounds a little different than the bigger engine but you cannot actually tell that this sounds complete disaster (watch 1:00 time mark). There are some new improvements made by Porsche in this new Boxster for instance you can now open the soft top while the car is moving, the new Boxster derives some of its parts from the old Boxster and other cars from Porsche lineup. The new Boxster also gets bigger front disc brakes, while trhe rear axle is shared with the Cayman GT4. While the turbo in particular has been taken from the 911, the 2.5 Litre engine which is capable of producing about 350 Hp of peak power and an impressive 420 Nm of torque in between 1900 to 4500 rpm. The car gets paired to a 6 speed manual gearbox while one can also opt for the PDK transmission as well. The gearbox has also been tweaked to match the overall performance of the engine.
You can watch the video to learn more about the new Porsche 718 Boxster and find our the rest of the changes.
You can also read our entire review of the Posrche 718 Boxster here