All new 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS- step in and simply hurtle away. Porsche is arguably the most reputed brand in high performing SUVs, sports cars and sedans. Porsche 718 is a racing car from the German automobile giant. Porsche Boxster was initially released in 1996 as a 2 seater compact sports car. Current version of Porsche Boxster 718 was released in 2012 as the 3rd generation of this sports automobile franchise. 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS is successor to S line of model introduced in 2016.
Power beneath hood
Current version of the Boxster is backed by a powerful 350 HP engine. 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS will receive an even more powerful 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with 375 HP power and 320 lb-ft torque and 2.5 L displacement. Transmission choices offered will be manual transmission and Porsche’s very own Dual clutch transmission (PDK).
The thrill of the speed
2018 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS will be capable of churning up to 181 mph for manual transmission variant and 185 mph for PDK transmission variant.
It will hit the 60 mph mark within 4.1 seconds for PDK variant and within 4.3 seconds for manual transmission variant
Competition in segment- Jaguar’s F-type and BMW M2.
Arrival in the showrooms
There is no official word regarding price of vehicle as yet. Porsche 718 Boxster and Porsche 718 Boxster S are priced $60,000 and $70,000 approximately. 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS is expected to be priced more than $80,000. This sports drive will hit the dealerships by the end of 2017. Frankfurt Auto Expo is expected to serve as the place where the vehicle will be launched.
Exterior Stand-Out Desing Features
The bumper in the front looks really prominent. Lip spoiler is present below the bumper and will help in providing extra downforce. The single sporty exhaust in the rear adds a distinguished look to this Porsche 718 Boxster GTS 2018. The grill looks wider and lower and has large ducts for air intake.
Front fascia looks quite aggressive. Exhaust pipes are redesigned in tune with aggressive looking air diffusers and 3-dimensional LED tail lamps add more zest. Porsche 718 Boxster GTS 2018 is 170 inches in length, 70 inches in width and 50 inches in height. Alcantara upholstery imparts a premium look.
Gadgets include a voice-based navigation system, 110 watts audio system and Porsche’s very own system for communication management.Other improvisations and additions are a new suspension, upgraded braking mechanism, Porsche’s system for active suspension management, multiple airbags such as knee airbags and Porsche’s protection system for side impact along with rollover protection made from highly durable steel. The steering wheel has new spokes and a new central section. Rollover rear bars behind seats are made of steel composite and aluminum.
The turbo powered engine will offer more power, added torque and a sporty drive-ability besides improved mileage. The price is quite steep. However, the new features will be a compelling factor in deciding the fate of 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS.