The Porsche 718 Boxster which was unveiled online earlier this year have made its first public appearance at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The German sportscar maker has restructured the nomenclature of its 20-year old open-top model for the first time.
The 718 numbering is introduced to pay homage to Porsche’s legendary race car of 1950’s. The new nomenclature will also apply to the next iteration of the Cayman as well.
The new convertible will be available in two variants – 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S. Visually, the latest Boxsters retain the traditional design lines with modernized elements. The front fascia gets bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights and a new bumper with wider air intakes.
Changes to the side come in the form of new wings, larger air-inlet panels and new 19-inch alloy wheels (20-inch wheels are available as a option). The rear fascia’s sense of width is enhanced by the new smoked LED combination lights and a badge carrying accept strip. Twin exhaust tip in the middle add to the sporty character.
The interior receives minor revisions to the dashboard in addition to updated Porsche Communication Management (PCM). Navigation is available as an option.
The Porsche 718 Boxster is powered by a turbocharged flat-four boxer petrol engine that displaces 2.0-litre. The motor delivers 300 PS and 380 Nm of torque. The 718 Boxster S’ 2.5-litre turbo flat-four motor is capable of 350 PS and 420 Nm of torque. Both motors are mated to a standard 6-speed manual transmission and an optional PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission. The 718 Boxster is claimed to accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 4.7 seconds while the Boxster S takes 4.2 seconds to achieve the feat (both with PDK and Sport Chrono Pack).
More details of the car are available in the press release below the gallery.