Porsche 718 Boxster Makes U.S. Debut In New York

Auto Shows | March 25th, 2016 by 6
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Porsche’s new roadster – the 718 Boxster – has just made its North American debut at the 2016 New York Auto Show. The mid-engine 718 …

Porsche’s new roadster – the 718 Boxster – has just made its North American debut at the 2016 New York Auto Show.

The mid-engine 718 Boxster moves towards the four-cylinder family of engines with a 2.0 liter unit developing 296 horsepower for the standard model. The 2.5 liter with 345 horsepower can be found in the Boxster S variant. In both cases, a 6-speed manual gearbox sends power to the rear wheels, but for an extra $3,200, you can shift the gears through a 7-speed PDK.

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When equipped with PDK and the Sport Chrono package, the 718 Boxster zips from 0 – 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, which is 0.7 seconds faster than the previous model. The Boxster S fitted with the same performance options can scoot from zero to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds. Top track speed of Boxster is 170 mph and the 177 mph for the Boxster S.

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The new 718 Boxster features a tuned chassis, sporty brakes and a compelling overtone for driving fun. Everything — except the windshield, convertible hood, and trunk lid — has undergone extensive redevelopment.

The 718 Boxster and Boxster S go on sale now and will reach U.S. dealers in late June 2016. The 718 Boxster has a starting MSRP of $56,000, and the 718 Boxster S from $68,400, excluding the $1,050 destination charge.

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6 responses to “Porsche 718 Boxster Makes U.S. Debut In New York”

  1. Julien says:

    what a sexy and deadly little thing …. About time for BMW to throw an opponent !

    • John says:

      Between the i8 and M1, BMW seems to think that mid-engined cars are halo cars. Porsche knows that you don’t have to charge 100K for a mid-engined sports car. I don’t see BMW making anything mid-engined near the price point of the 718.

  2. HYYPE BERLIN says:

    Boxster >S< ! #alanharpervoice

  3. John says:

    Can’t wait to see the coupe. Porsche doesn’t make a single bad car right now. Let’s hope BMW can keep up with them.

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