New Porsche Boxster 718: let the fun begin with probably the best sports-car in the world!
|   Tuesday, August 02, 2016
The Porsche Boxster 718 -a roadster with a canvas roof and rear-wheel drive is the replacement for the Porsche Boxster 2012.
Although its appearance does not vary much, 2016 Porsche Boxster 718 has major mechanical changes, especially in the engines: now the turbocharger engines feature smaller displacement and they have more power.

At the moment there are two versions: 718 Boxster with 299 hp respectively 718 Boxster S with 349 horsepower. Engine power is reflected in price: the former is available from 60,371 and the second from 74,263 euros.


As standard, the gearbox is manual with six gears, but of course you can order the sports car with an automatic dual-clutch seven-speed , with an additional cost of only 677 euro for the 718 Porsche Boxster and 3.105 euro for Porsche 718 Boxster S. This difference is due to the tax, which depends on the fuel consumption which is different for each version.

Porsche Boxster 718, as in the case of its predecessor, is a vehicle that admits no problem for everyday use because of its good visibility, ability for maneuver in small spaces and the suspension, although hard, is not particularly uncomfortable for the occupants.

Logically, it has some of the usual drawbacks for sports cars of this type: uncomfortable access, leave little room for baggage and noise from the engine.
As a sports-car, however, it has virtually no rival: for your reactions at the wheel and the precision with which the engine, suspension and brakes work, the 718 Porsche Boxster is a vehicle particularly suitable for those looking for intense driving sensations and very direct driving experiences.

Along with the debut of the new Porsche Boxster 718 and 718 Boxster S, the debut of a new generation of smaller displacement engines and turbocharged ones (with a more powerful variable vane geometry variant) which clearly makes them faster and consume less fuel than their predecessors, is also something to be taken into account.

These new engines are remarkable due to the different way to deliver the power, marked by a very strong mid-range thrust, and with a different, though pleasant sound. According to some measurements, the engine of the Porsche Boxster S 718 version provides a very good performance even-better than many more potent cars. Plus: they are very efficient in terms of fuel consumption.

There are three types of suspension available: standard and two optional (PASM and sports PASM). The first of the optional leaves the body 10 mm closer to the ground and has variable dampers hardness. Porsche says that the difference in hardness between softer and harder adjustment is greater than the previous model. The second is exclusive to the 718 Boxster S and leaves the body 20 mm closer to the ground than the standard. The tires of both versions can be up to 20 inches in diameter.

Porsche claims to have completely reconfigured the chassis tuning to improve the efficiency curve. Direction, with electrical assistance, is now 10% more direct than that of Porsche Boxster 2012 and the braking system is more powerful.

There are some differences in design regarding the previous model Porsche Boxster and Boxster S. The main changes are in the headlights, pilots and bumpers at both ends, which are different. No change, however, on the windshield, the fabric hood and its mechanism, or the volume of the trunks (it has two, one in front and one behind, of 130 and 150 liters respectively).

The interior also has small changes. Among other things, it has the new multimedia system that was released on the Porsche 911, whose operation seemed good in general terms. The steering wheel is also similar to that of Porsche 911 and has a joystick with which you can change the driving programs.

The hood is fully automatic and takes nine seconds to fold, one second less than the Audi TT Roadster. In addition, the process can be done while moving with the condition speed over 50 km / h. When placed on the bodywork, the thermal and acoustic insulation is correct; when removed (i.e., stored in its compartment), noise and air currents are perfectly bearable to about 120 km / h, at which time the wind blows become disturbing and you need to raise your voice to be heard.
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