The new Porsche 718 Boxster runs more with the four-cylinder
The Stuttgart says goodbye to the six-cylinder boxer engine in favor of a brand new turbocharged. Higher performance, lower power consumption at the expense of tradition
After the introduction of the liquid cooling and the adoption of a supercharging system throughout the range 911, another sea change hits the story of Porsche branded sports, thanks to the debut of the new Boxster 718. With her, in fact, He sees the light of the first four-cylinder turbo in the history of Stuttgart, pace of traditionalists and lovers of the good old six-cylinder boxer, a synonym, to date, of sportsmanship Teutonic.
The update of mid-life cycle of the entry level of the house Ferdnand Porsche comes, first of all, with a series of innovations from the aesthetic point of view. Are new light clusters front and rear, the air intakes, the door handles and sills revisited. Also the interior of the passenger compartment has been the subject of attention. The dashboard shows the air vents magazines in the forms. The steering wheel is now a three-spoke style 918 Spyder and the infotainment system can now count on latest Porsche Communication Management system.
But it is the hood – back – to hide the most important innovations. Inside is now set for the basic version, a four-cylinder boxer 2.0-liter turbo capable of delivering 300 hp and 380 Nm of torque, available for as little as 1,950 rpm. Despite the two cylinders less, therefore, they are well the 35 hp and 100 Nm available in more than the previous version. At the 2.0-liter engine joins then a 2.5-liter, 350 hp and 420 Nm, provided for the variant S. Also in this case, the gain, in terms of power is 35 hp, while torque up by 60 nm.
For both versions, Porsche claims a gain, in terms of overall efficiency of 13%, despite the increase in performance. With dual clutch PDK and Sport Chrono Package (optional), the standard version is able to remove a 0-100 km / h in 4.7 seconds (eight tenths less than the previous model), with a top speed of 275 km / h. The S version reaches 100 km / h in 4.2 seconds (six tenths better than the version it replaces) and 285 Km / h.
For mettervene a garage will serve at least 56,213 Euros for the basic configuration and 69,176 Euros for the most powerful St.