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How Powerful Is the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster?

How Powerful Is the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster?

Easily recognized by it’s sleek styling and smooth handling, the Porsche Boxster is a wonder to behold. What was once designed to replace the original Spyder has since become one of the most iconic cars on the road. Throughout the years, the Boxster has undergone a few different redesigns and engine changes, ensuring that it contains nothing but the most cutting-edge and aerodynamic technology. While each of the Boxster models has been ahead of its time, none compare to the 2018 Porsche 718. From its interior stitching to the engine under the hood, there’s nothing quite as powerful as the new Boxster. There are many reasons why this newest model is the envy of all who see it.

The Engine

In the past, the 718 Boxster has boasted a naturally aspirated flat-6 engine. Never settling for anything less than the best, Porsche did away with it’s 6-cylinders in the newest Boxster. Instead of a traditional flat-6, the 718 is now powered by a turbocharged flat-4 engine. With the loss of two cylinders, you may expect the Boxster to lack handling and acceleration. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Instead, the 2018 Boxster 718 remains faster and superior to the 981 models.

Swapping engines has made the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster better than ever. The turbocharged engine has increased torque and horsepower, making it more powerful than previous models. In fact, the 718 can accelerate from 0 to 60 in 4.1 seconds. Even though the speed and power may have increased, the fuel consumption hasn’t. In fact, the 718 consumes less fuel due to the utilization of Variable Turbine Geometry in the turbocharger. This allows the driver to enjoy the speed without having to pay more at the pump.

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The Handling

When you get behind the wheel of a Porsche, you expect to fall in love. The 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster is nothing short of a dream come true. From the moment you hear the roar of the powerful 350-horsepower engine, you know that this is one of Porsche’s finest masterpieces. The 2018 model is equipped with both Sports and Sports Plus driving modes, giving you more control over your ride. With a quicker throttle response, you can accelerate faster than ever before. There’s no need to sacrifice speed for handling, though. The handling and suspension of the 718 is unparalleled. It’s stiff without being hard to handle, yet smooth. Whether you’re cruising around the curves of a mountain or out on the town, the Porsche 718 easily handles whatever the road may bring.

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The Exterior

The engine isn’t the only powerful aspect of the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster. Every carefully designed curve and groove of the exterior touts strength and ability. Of course, this is to be expected. The Boxster is synonymous with speed and agility. Though slightly different than it’s predecessors, the 718 is just as beautiful.  Along the back of the vehicle, a rear, black-trim bar has been designed to connect the two headlights. New headlights and a sleeker bumper were reworked for this modern model, creating an even more aerodynamic appearance.

The Trim Levels

As with all of Porsche’s cars, you can customize your dream vehicle to match your driving. Even if you don’t have the budget to spring for the highest trim level, you’re still guaranteed the drive of your life. The base model is equipped with the super-charged, 4-cylinder engine and 18-inch wheels. Both the base and S models also include Porsche’s PDK seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic, carbon ceramic breaks. You can choose various rear differentials that may include brake-actuated torque vectoring. The 718 Boxster S differs slightly from the base model. With red brake calipers and 19-inch wheels, it’s a bit faster than its base model. With standard features like xenon headlights, front and rear parking sensors, rearview camera, and automatic climate control, you can’t go wrong with either models.

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The Boxster is one of Porsche’s crown jewels. Along with being one of the first models produced, it’s also been one of the most popular. From the Cayman to the 981, the Porsche Boxster has always exceeded expectations. The 2018 P 718 model is no different. From the power under the hood to its powerfully sleek appearance, there’s no better car on the market.

Date Posted: November 1, 2018

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