2017 718 Boxster Owner Reviews (1)
The new Porsche 718 Boxster (982)
Good evening. My name is Bruno Miguel, I'm 32 years-old, and, tonight, I will speak about this new open top roadster assembled and manufactured by the german automotive company, Porsche AG, in Stuttgart, Germany, the 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster (982). The Boxster name derives from the word "boxer", referring to the mid-rear mounted horizontaly opposed engine, and the word "roadster", referring to the vehicle two-seat capacity and convertible top. In 1996, Porsche AG launched the first and original generation of the Boxster (986) at the 1996 Paris International Autoshow, in Paris, France. It was the first sports car equipped with a water-cooled mid-rear mounted 2.5 litre six-cylinder naturaly aspirated boxer engine which developed only 204 bhp (150 kW) and included, as standard, with a 5-speed manual gearbox, that saved the german automotive company from bankrupcy during the 1990's, then it was also an alternative model to the legendary Porsche 911, the sports car equipped with a more powerful rear-mounted six-cylinder boxer engine. In the summer of 1999, Porsche AG launched the most powerful and sportiest version Boxster S (986), equipped with a mid-rear mounted 3.2 litre six-cylinder naturaly aspirated boxer engine developing 252 bhp (184 kW) and also included with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The original Porsche Boxster (986) was in production from 1996 until 2004 but it has received many engine upgrades in terms of performance and fuel efficiency. In 2004, Porsche AG launched the second generation of the Porsche Boxster (987), replacing the old Porsche Boxster (986) models with new and more powerful six-cylinder naturaly aspirated boxer engines - a 2.7 litre unit developing 245 bhp (180 kW), in the regular Boxster, and a more powerful 3.2 litre unit with 275 bhp (202 kW), in the Boxster S. The new Porsche 718 Boxster (982) represents a clear break compared with the recent past making it a new generation of sports cars equipped with turbocharged direct injected four-cylinder boxer engines. With these new turbocharged direct injected four-cylinder boxer engines - a 2.0 litre engine, included in the regular 718 Boxster, which develops 300 metric bhp (220 kW) at 6500 rpm and a higher torque of just 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) between 1950 rpm to 4500 rpm while, on the other hand, the most powerful and sportiest 2.5 litre engine with Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG), included in the 718 Boxster S, develops an astonishing 350 bhp (257 kW) at 6500 rpm and a higher torque of just 420 Nm (309 lb-ft) between 1900 rpm to 4500 rpm.