There have been some major changes in Porsche's sports vehicle line-up in recent times. Here is a comparison of the two models based on the exterior and interior design, engine, and performance.
Inside, a newly designed dash panel frames the cockpit.
The two new models feature more power, greater fuel efficiency, and further improved handling with the centerpiece of the latest model range being the newly developed, turbocharged flat four-cylinder engine.
As for the side view, there are new, independently styled wings and side sills. The door handles have also been changed, with the lack of the handle recess covers. The Porsche Communication Management system has been updated as well, along with a new steering wheel design.
Another interesting feature that is associated with the PCM is the fact that it is modular and you can extend the modules in a way that best suits your needs. The navigation module is available as an option.
It has been quite long since Porsche has used a 4-cylinder engine. The glory years of the Porsche 718s continued on into the 1960's and that's how it all came about. The turbocharging feature boosts the overall torque, significantly.
The standard 718 Boxster model's 2.0-liter engine now produces 296bhp - 25bhp more than the outgoing 2.7-liter engine - while the 718 Boxster SS 2.5-liter variant pumps out 345bhp.
The 718 Boxster generates 300 horsepower from two liters of displacement, while the 718 Boxster S uses a 2.5 liter engine developing 350 horsepower. The new engines develop 35 more horsepower compared to those of the previous Boxster and are also up to 14 per cent more efficient than their predecessors according to the New European Driving Cycle.
As far as performance is concerned, the Porsche 718 Boxster accelerates from 0-60 miles per hour within 4.7 seconds and sports a top speed of 171 miles per hour. The 718 Boxster S with the same equipment completes this speed range in 4.2 seconds, which is 0.6 seconds faster than the previous model. EPA fuel economy figures will be available at a later date.
The 2016 Porsche 718 Boxster S happens to feature the most powerful production engine in the lineup when it's launched at the Geneva Motor Show next month. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, capable of producing 345 BHP, powers the range-topping model of the Boxster lineup.
The driving dynamics have also been tuned to match the original 718 series. The 718 Boxster's completely retuned suspension enhances cornering performance.
The Porsche 718 Boxster was revealed to the world just days ago and now, the brand has released a set of videos for the revamped roadster. Prices for the 718 Boxster start at 53,646 Euros (approximately Rs. 39.68 lakh), those for the 718 Boxster S start from 66,141 Euros (approximately Rs. 48.92 lakh).