Could have, should have, would have. Life’s too short for ‘what ifs’. Too short for unfulfilled daydreams. The new 718 Boxster makes a clear statement: let’s go!
It interprets the 718 legend by embracing the concept of freedom characteristic of a pure-bred roadster: plenty of twists and turns, plenty of headwind, and plenty of adrenaline. In short, a direct and open driving experience. Ideal prerequisites, then, for the most exciting workout of all: life itself.
The Porsche 718 Boxster is everything a Porsche enthusiast expects. With plenty of gusto, top of the line German engineering, and smooth maneuvering, the 718 Boxster proves it’s worth in the lineup of luxury sports cars.
The new Porsche 718 Boxster inspires the same sporting spirit that made the Porsche brand so famous. Complete with a roster of amazing features, the Boxter is truly a charm to adore for all car lovers. Here’s a quick review of the vehicle’s highlights:
U.S. News give the Porsche 718 Boxster an overall score of 9.2, compared to Lexus LC’s score of 8.4. It beats the Lexus in performance, interior, and cost to own. Our third roadster to compare is the Mercedes-Benz SLC. Ranked with an overall score of 6.2 by Edmunds, the sports car also ranks very low on interior, utility, and technology.
Along with its classic design, the 718 Boxster comes equipped with HID headlights and standard rear parking aid. Rear parking aid is an optional feature for the Lexus LC series while HID headlights are unavailable. Mercedes also lacks this crucial parking assist feature.
In addition, the Porsche 718 Boxster offers 9.7 cubic feet of trunk space while the Lexus has just a bit over half at 5.4 cubic feet.
The Porsche Boxster is $23,000 less than the Lexus LC, but provides greater horsepower, superb ride and handling, and muscular turbocharged engines. While the Lexus LC boasts top-notch cabin materials, reviewers observe awkward infotainment controls with a small back seat and limited cargo space.
While the Mercedes-Benz SLC is cheaper than the Boxster, it is much less engaging to drive if you’re looking for speed and power. Along with an out of date infotainment controls, the Benz also loses in foot space and breathing room compared to the 718 Boxster.
Porsche continues to prove that the brand is the perfect blend of capacity and style.
In the open-top 718 Boxster models, dual roll-over protection creates survival space in the event of a roll-over or side impact. The front roll-over protection element is made from super-high-strength steel. The rear roll-over bars located behind the seats are made from an aluminium and steel composite. These come fully trimmed and provide a high degree of safety.
The new 718 Boxster models are equipped with enhanced Porsche Stability Management (PSM) – an automatic control system for helping to maintain stability at the limits of dynamic driving performance.
PSM improves traction under acceleration on inconsistent road surfaces. The result is a high level of driving stability and safety – and extraordinary agility at the same time.
In conjunction with the optional Sport Chrono Package, PSM is supplemented by a ‘Sport’ mode. It allows a significantly more sporty driving style, with PSM remaining active in the background. For a further enhancement to your driving experience.
The new 718 Boxster S comes equipped with variable turbine geometry (VTG). Adjustable guide vanes on the turbine act to combine the benefits of a small and a large exhaust turbocharger. Derived from the proven 911 Turbo and adapted specifically for the 718 S models, this technology helps to deliver excellent responsiveness at low engine speeds and to provide a high maximum power output.
The speed of the 718 Boxster is truly legendary. Ranked #1 in luxury sports cars, the Boxter goes from 0 to 60 in 4.4 seconds flat. This is the type of speed that inspires freedom. Comparatively, the Mercedes-Benz SLC doesn’t do a good job of transmitting power to it’s vehicles due to its lower torque. The Benz also has a lower horsepower.