2017 Porsche 718 Boxster
Porsche has used the iconic 718 mid engine sportscar powered by the four cylinder flat engine to win races including some of the most enduring and tough races like the Targa Florio and Le Mans back in the year 1950’s and 1960’s. Recently Porsche announced that they will be introducing the next generation Boxster and Cayman which will carry the 718 initials before their name and will be powered by the four cylinder flat engine inspired from this classic sports car and which will be more powerful as well fuel efficient at the same time.
With the introduction of this new engines which will power the 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S variant Porsche actually becomes the first car maker to introduce VTG technology in petrol driven production cars. When we talk about the benefits let us just inform you that with the introduction of the turbocharger with variable turbine geometry, the Boxster S model was able to achieve an extra 35 Hp gain over the previous Boxster models while also attaining the efficiency of this turbo engines. Apart from the new engine the new Boxster convertible models also underpins a new chassis and also sports stronger brakes which has made the handling a lot sharper and crisper.
Apart from all that the 718 Boxster has actually also received significant cosmetic updates as well made to its exterior and interior. Now the introduction of the new engine has surely made the Boxster more powerful and fast but will this new 718 Boxster will be able to impress us ‘car lovers’? Let’s find out
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