Porsche 718 BoxsterA compact car with a length of 172.4 inches.
At Porsche, the mid-mounted boxer engine is more than a tradition, it is a legend. The 718 Boxster is a pure roadster equipped with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged boxer engine producing 220 kW (300 hp) and 380 Nm.
The engine is positioned no further than 12 in. behind the driver. Effect number one: the resounding thump on the back. Effect number two: the extraordinarily dynamic cornering capabilities, thanks to the car’s low and central center of gravity. The horizontally opposed arrangement of the engine’s cylinders also helps to reduce oscillations, which has a positive impact on smooth running. Another plus for driving dynamics: the concentrated power of the engine is transmitted directly to the rear axle.
In sport, performance counts. It applies to the engine and it also applies to the brakes. The new 718 models are therefore equipped with four-piston aluminium monobloc fixed calipers.
The new sport steering wheel with its puristic design, the ascending center console, three round instruments with the tachometer positioned in the center: everything in the interior is intended to put the driver first.
The direct steering system of the new 718 models has a perceptibly more immediate ratio than that of the previous models. The results are agile turn-in and an even sportier driving experience – with a customarily high level of comfort. The comfort-oriented Power steering Plus is available as an option. At high speeds, the steering is as firm as you would expect. At low speeds, the steering ratio adjusts for easier maneuvering and parking.
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