Worldwide, the Porsche Boxster was first unveiled in 1996. Its name was derived from mixing boxer, its engine specification and roadster, its body style. In late 2005, the second-generation Porsche Boxer was launched together with the Porsche Cayman, named after an alligator species. The third-generation variants were introduced in 2012 fitted with useful upgrades. In 2016, to complement the ever-changing demands of sport cars, a fourth generation was released. Also, the reliable vehicles were renamed the Porsche 718 Boxster and the Porsche 718 Cayman as a nod to the model’s outstanding racing background.
Looking at any angle, both models in the Porsche 718 stable features finely sculpted details that gracefully helps their superior aerodynamic capabilities. It's sleek, wide, and conveniently low. Their front is highlighted with modern looking LED headlights and efficiently wide lower air vents. Their back displays the same amount of fine details such as LED taillights and Sports exhaust system.
Both variant’s bodies are structured with a pleasing amount of edges and curves. Some say it's timeless and edgy. Others argue that it's fierce and sexy. Undeniably, both look gorgeous and a refreshing sight to see amidst generic looking automobiles today.
Supporting the Porsche 718 Boxster and Porsche 718 Cayman are a set of customizable 18-inch wheels.
As expected, their interior is fitted with a leveled-up luxury, convenience, and safety features. Luxurious leather covers the sports steering wheel and the sports bucket seats. As the legendary company aims the ultimate satisfaction of their clients, they offer customization inside the cabin. You may choose from Alcantara seats, partial leather seats, and Sport-Tex seats.
The instrument panel features a 4.6-inch color screen that constantly provide useful data from the on-board computer. It is designed pleasingly and offers everything like the very useful Porsche Communication Management with navigation module.
For cargos, the Porsche 718 Boxster has a carrying capacity of 125 liters in its rear, while the Porsche 718 Cayman allows 275 liters.
Technology & Safety Features
For entertainment and other useful information, it is fitted with a seven-inch touchscreen display. The Sound Package Plus comes with six loudspeakers. You may also opt for the Bose Surround System.
All Porsche 718 models comes with the Porsche Side Impact Protection System, an advanced airbag technology guaranteed to keep its riders safe during sudden impact. It is also fitted with the acclaimed Porsche Stability Management system that utilizes the automatic brake differential and anti-slip regulation. Other safety features include an anti-theft protection, roll over protection, drag torque control, an anti-lock braking system, electronic brakeforce distribution, and more.
Platform & Chassis
The Porsche 718 vehicles are produced with axle components made of aluminum to ensure its low weight and proper glide. Their long wheelbase and chassis aid its specific and fast movement.
Their braking is supported by brake calipers with red or black finish. The standard front brake disc measures 330mm and 299mm at the back.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Porsche 718 Boxster, the Porsche 718 Cayman, and the 718 T variant Cayman runs using a 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer engine that produces 300 horsepower and Newton-meters of 380.
The S variant is powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged boxer engine that generates 350 horsepower and a torque of 420 Newton-meters.
The said models come with either manual or a Porsche Doppel Kupplungs getriebe transmission.
On the other hand, their GTS offering is fitted with a powerful 4.0 six-cylinder engine matched with a six-speed manual transmission able to produce a torque of 420 Newton-meters and top speed of 293km/h.
Lastly, the Spyder is equipped with a 4.0, six-cylinder engine paired with six speed manual transmission that generates Newton-meter of 420 and a top speed of 301 km/h.