Drive a spider is always a treat, but this has a very special charm. And not just for the brand on the hood. In fact, the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster is one of the most rewarding cars to drive, both in use in both the squeezing couples 299 horses of his four-cylinder boxer turbo. In the latter, you can impute a “voice” a little too hoarse (especially when compared with the “singing” of the old six-cylinder aspirated), but the performance that warrants leave you breathless. Give him a hand the fast dual-clutch PDK (on request) and the many electronic devices.
The 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster marks a momentous step for the spider home to Stuttgart: with the arrival of the new turbo engines (2.0, and 2.5 for the “S”), always aspirated six-cylinder boxer, retire. The purpose is twofold: to reduce consumption and emissions (at least in the approval cycle) and further increase performance. In fact, the horses are not lacking: the “base” are 299, while the 2.5 gets to 349. The entry is not agreeable than that of older six-cylinder engine, but the usability in daily use has remained undiminished and the progression at high rpm is enviable for a turbocharged engine. Sport + and Sport driving modes from Sports Chrono package (optional) @ Normal, the delivery becomes more “docile” (and the noise of the spoiler, optional, fades away, while rock and unappealing) and electronic shock absorbers (extra) have a more “gentle” on uneven. Guessed the combination with dual-clutch PDK transmission, quick and comfortable: well spent the 3,000 euros for it. About optional, counting all those present on the test car the price rises of more than twenty thousand euros, and the final bill is more than 80,000. Sure, something may be waived (for example, to the elegant coat of arms into the headrests or 20 circles “). But not to the indispensable rear parking sensors, since a roof closed, behind do not see almost anything. And even the cruise control you pay.
2018 Porsche 718 Boxster Interior
The Compact (but packed with information, maps of the Navigator included) dash 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster is classic circular elements for the brand, as the ignition key on the left of the steering wheel and the thin plank. The quality is without its critics, while the commands are of the automatic “climate” Conditioner (optional, standard is that manual) places way too bottom: threaten to distract. Comfortable, instead, the wheel in the steering wheel to select the drive mode and key to accentuate the sprint, for up to 20 seconds at a time: they are part of the Sports Chrono package. Still on the subject of the ventilation system, it must be said that in certain light conditions the vents in the dashboard are reflected in the windshield. Clearly legible 7 “screen multimedia system, which is used as a tablet. With the system Connect Plus (optional) does manage apps of your iPhone and create a Wi-Fi network to connect multiple devices. Also, allows the Gps (more optional) to leverage data real time traffic.
2018 Porsche 718 Boxster sessions help to save space in height, and also in width comfort is not lacking, despite the massive console between the seats. In addition, the backs not outrageously enveloping promote comfort. Precise power adjustments, but they cost more than 2,000 euros. And leather upholstery is even dearer. Among the options, even the seat ventilation.
Adding the capabilities of two rooms of the New Porsche 718 Boxster you can carry luggage for two people for a weekend. In the bonnet lurks a “cockpit” of 150 liters: is nice and deep (can be stacked two small trolleys), but there are some steps at the bottom. The rear compartment is accessed by a door just behind the engine (in fact, there are also outlets of water and oil). The height is about 30 cm, but the width is good: more than 90 cm. This leads to a capacity of 125 liters other: not bad.
2018 Porsche 718 Boxster Test Drive
In town. Apart from vision problems to the Porsche Boxster roof closed 718 in traffic does not fix the engine pushes with fluidity and optional PDK eliminates fatigue to depress the clutch pedal. In Comfort mode, the electronically controlled suspension (optional) filter out the holes. Discreet consumption detected: 9.3 km/liter.
Out of town. The 2.0 turbo is vigorous (and not too thirsty: 14.5 km/liter), automatic transmission is instantaneous and very powerful brakes. Considerable readiness (and accuracy) in cornering; road holding and stability instill security (among other things Esp intervenes with precision, and so never annoying).
On the highway. During long transfers should take advantage of the excellent sound insulation of the roof of the Porsche Boxster 718 compared to outside noises. The engine feels a bit more, but don’t bother unless you drop below 1800 rpm, when the ROAR becomes “gloomy” (for gains from code instead, in seventh gear works in 2250 rpm and consumes 13.5 km/liter).
2018 Porsche 718 Boxster Pros and Cons
- Agility. In the Porsche Boxster is even more rewarding 718 mixed a 911. The steering is all ready; impressive stability and road holding.
- Exchange. The dual-clutch PDK robotic doesn’t come cheap, but it’s one of the best for fast actuation and comfort. In addition, with Sports Chrono package also has the Launch Control function.
- Brakes. Powerful and durable even on the track, they are easy to handle in daily use.
- Optional. For a car that exceeds the 50,000 euro (and not just) is annoying to have to be paid separately on “climate” conditioner or the parking sensors.
- Reflections in the windshield. In alternations between shaded areas to those sunny reflections in glass, they show bad plank road.
- Rhombus. The new boxer turbo has a hoarse voice that, especially at low revs, regret that of the old six-cylinder aspirated model