Hunter Skipworth managed to get his hands on a Lava painted Porsche 718 Boxster S and he went through both the interior and exterior with a fine toothed comb.
We already know about the switch from a normally-aspirated flat-six to a 2.5 liter turbo engine and gone into great detail about its specs here, but what we didn’t know was the Boxster S’ top speed and the engine displacement. Its top speed is 177mph and the 2.5 liter flat-four has a displacement of 2497cc.
Now on to the exterior!
Most of the Boxster’s body has been updated and the biggest change was made to its rear. The Porsche logo is now larger and more prominent, brake and tail lights have been changed as, and there is a different exhaust system compared to the standard 718 Boxster. Instead of oval shaped ones, you’ll be getting twin tail pipes with the S model and there’s an optional sports exhaust you can choose.
Moving on to the side, Porsche has kept their iconic Boxster side vents even though the motor is turbocharged but they have gotten new door handles, side sills, and a new set of wing mirrors. Also on the side are the wheels and brakes. This is where it gets interesting, on a standard 718 Boxster is the braking system of the previous generations Boxster S and the new Boxster S has the braking system from a base model 911 Carrera but only on the front. If you don’t like them, there’s always the optional PCCP carbon ceramic brakes.
Previous generation Boxster and Cayman were great cars but they were a bit behind with the interior tech and nav system. Porsche recognizes this and have upgraded the interior for their latest model.
On the steering wheel borrowed from the 918 Syder is a knob to switch between driving modes (sport, sport plus) and if you decide to go with an optional seven-speed PDK twin-clutch unit, you should see a sport response button in the middle of that knob. Essentially, that drive mode will turn everything up to the max.
Another new tech addition is the optional Sport Chrono kit which adds a new traction and stability control management called PSM sport.
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