Spring has officially arrived and the weather outside is getting warmer by the day. We’re not quite in summer yet, but we are starting to feel it. Porsche has a variety of models that will make your summer that much more enjoyable, but the quintessential warm weather car offered by the German automaker is the Porsche 718 Boxster.
Numerous versions of the 718 Boxster have been introduced on the market in recent years. In the last year alone, the new Boxster Spyder was unveiled as the flagship Boxster alongside the 718 Boxster T, a lighter, purer Porsche roadster. These versions joined the 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S to create a lineup that can fit every single need. All of these models share a distinctive driving personality that connects the driver to the road in a way very few sports cars can.
The Porsche 718 Boxster starts at $66,800 while the 718 Boxster S starts at $81,700. In between is the 718 Boxster T that starts at $76,800. Like the 718 Boxster, the T model features a turbocharged boxer 4 engine located behind the seats that delivers 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque at just 1,950 rpm. The base Boxster reaches 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds with the available PDK dual-clutch automatic. Of course, you can also opt for a quick-shifting, perfectly weighted six-speed manual gearbox.
The Porsche Boxster S also uses a turbocharged boxer 4 mid-engine, but the power increases to 350 horsepower and torque increases to 309 pound-feet of torque. Consequently, reaching 100 km/h takes only 4.4 seconds with a dual-clutch automatic and 4.6 seconds with the six-speed manual.
The current generation of the 718 Boxster moved to a turbocharged four-cylinder lineup, but six-cylinder fans can get their kicks with the all-new Porsche Boxster Spyder. Exclusive, unique, and impressive in every respect, the 718 Boxster Spyder brings 414 horsepower to the table.
Regardless of which Porsche 718 Boxster you ultimately choose, power and performance will never be a problem. Thanks to the 718 Boxster’s mid-engine layout and remarkable handling, you’ll crave winding country roads where you can stretch the roadster’s legs in peace.
718 Boxster owners will also enjoy features that you wouldn’t expect in a two-seater like this but that will make enjoying the car in summer even easier. For example, the Porsche 718 Boxster features two trunks that offer enough capacity to escape the city for a few days with everything you need. The 718 Boxster is comfortable and quiet with the top up. With the top down, the wind will never be bothersome, it will simply complement the journey.
Enjoying the road in a Porsche 718 Boxster is not just one of the purest automotive performance experiences you can enjoy in summer, it’s also one of the most refined. Discover the Porsche 718 Boxster today at Porsche Centre Calgary!
Date Posted: April 14, 2020