Porsche has officially unveiled the 2016 Porsche 718 Boxster. Basically is just a facelift of the current Boxster but the most important think is the moniker change.
Porsche has decided to pay tribute to the mighty 718, the car which managed to win a few races back in ’50s and ’60s. On the outside we see a slightly revised front and rear spoiler, new side skirts, bigger air intakes and a 3D LED taillights.
Inside the cabin of the 2016 Porsche Boxster we find a few modifications. There is a new dashboard with circular air vents, a new steering wheel and an updated Porsche Communication Management system.
2016 Porsche 718 Boxster – Engine line-up
Under the hood of the 2016 Porsche 718 Boxster is a 2.0 liter four cylinder turbocharged flat engine. It can deliver 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque with 35 HP and 74 lb-ft more than its predecessor.
On the 2016 Porsche 718 Boxster S we have a 2.5 liter turbo flat engine with 350 horsepower and 309 lb-ft of torque. We also see an increase of power of 35 HP and 43 lb-ft of torque. In standard, both versions are sold with the manual gearbox but on the option list you can find the PDK transmission.
If you are willing to pay more for your 2016 Porsche 718 Boxster you can also pick the Sport Chrono Package. When equipped with the PDK and the Sport Chrono Package, the standard 718 Boxster can run from stand still to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, while the top speed is clocked at 170 mph. The 718 Boxster S on the other hand can do the same run in 4.0 seconds with a top speed of 177 mph.
The 2016 Porsche 718 Boxster is already available to order and U.S. pricing starts at $56,000 and tops out at $68,400 for the 2016 Porsche 718 Boxster S.
Via | Porsche