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Performance The new 718 Boxster S

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Creating more power is still no challenge. Not unless it's done the Porsche way. The result is an increase of up to 35 hp and 73 lb.-ft. of torque. And the fun is only just beginning.

The newly developed four-cylinder turbocharged engines with the customary Porsche horizontally opposed arrangement will surely raise the adrenaline level of the driver. Acceleration is tremendous – even in the low rpm range. This quality is supplemented by an engine map configured to offer the rev limits typical of a sports car. This means high compression and a high engine speed combined with good modulation of power output. Every drive becomes a sporting event – no matter how fast you go.

What hasn’t changed is the vehicle’s characteristically low and central center of gravity – the very reason why Porsche mid-engined models have always been so agile. The typically resonant Porsche sound is also an intrinsic feature of the new 718 models, providing the fitting soundtrack on the way to ever new heights of performance.

The 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer engine

The standard models are equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer engine with direct fuel injection (DFI), VarioCam Plus and integrated dry-sump lubrication. The unit develops 300 hp at 6,500 rpm. Maximum torque is 280 lb.-ft. Thanks to turbocharged induction, it is available as low as 1,950 rpm and prevails until 4,500 rpm. With Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), the new 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in only 4.7 seconds, reaching a top track speed of 170 mph.

The 2.5-liter turbocharged boxer engine

The S models draw their power from a capacity of 2.5 liters. The result is 350 hp at 6,500 rpm. The maximum torque of 309 lb.-ft. is available across an impressively wide range from 1,900 to 4,500 rpm. This engine – like the engine in the 911 Turbo – also comes equipped with variable turbine geometry (VTG). VTG provides an even more consistent delivery of power and, in turn, significantly greater driving pleasure. Propulsive potential? Top track speed is 177 mph. The S models with PDK and Launch Control complete the 0 to 60 mph sprint in just 4.0 seconds.

Porsche Performance - Idea 718

Idea 718

Porsche Performance - The principle of the mid-engined sport car

The principle of the mid-engined sport car

Porsche Performance - Character 718 Boxster

Character 718 Boxster

Porsche Performance - Exterior design

Exterior design

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Interior design

Porsche Performance - Standard specification

Standard specification

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Porsche Performance - Turbocharger


Porsche Performance - Variable turbine geometry (VTG)

Variable turbine geometry (VTG)

Porsche Performance - Efficiency-enhancing technologies

Efficiency-enhancing technologies

Porsche Performance - Sport exhaust system

Sport exhaust system

Porsche Performance - 6-speed manual transmission

6-speed manual transmission

Porsche Performance - Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Porsche Performance - Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV)

Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV)

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Porsche Performance - Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Porsche Performance - Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

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SPORT button

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Sport Chrono Package

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PASM sport suspension

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Airbags and Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP)

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Roll-over protection

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Sport steering wheel

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Light design package

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Porsche Entry & Drive

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Climate control

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Luggage compartments and storage solutions

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Assistance systems

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Sound systems

Porsche Performance - The new Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

The new Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

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Connect Plus

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Porsche Exclusive

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