Boxster is a combination of ‘boxer’, which is one of Porsche’s four-cylinder, turbocharged engine types, and ‘roadster’, which is the car’s design type. The new 718 Boxster models are the newest in a range manufactured since 1996. For 2017, these have been built with a striking new design on the outside and several technological improvements on the inside.
The Boxster is Porsche’s quintessential mid-engine performance sports car with two luggage compartments. Shortening the transmission has reduced the Boxster’s weight, and power goes directly to the rear axle. Optimal weight distribution gives this car the character of a pure-bred roadster.
The exterior styling of the car makes it wide and low. Large wheel arches and a clear emphasis on the mid-mounted engine give the Boxster its unique profile. The car’s fully automatic fabric top can open and close at the push of a button in just nine seconds, and operates while driving at up to 31 mph.