If the advent of the automobile is an achievement, then Porsche is the unending dream. From the moment we are inspired by the possibilities of the automobile, we aspire to the luxury of the Porsche. As children, the prize of our toy car collections bore the name Carrera or was stencilled with the iconic 911 numeral. As teens, when first we’re given the privilege of licensed driving, we endure our parents sedans, minivans, and jalopies while engaging in the inspired envy of 930s, 944s, and Cayennes. As adults, if we’ve planned well, if we’ve made of ourselves what the Porsche has made if itself, we may be fortunate enough to augment our lifestyle with the luxury of one of the finest automobiles to ever grace the endless highway.
The 2017 718 Boxster S is the the latest addition to our dreams.
The 718 was born on the track over a half-century ago. Its dominance on the raceway is encouraged by its four-cylinder horizontally-opposed engine, lightweight construction, and peerless cornering abilities. It adopted the name Spyder and became the envy of drivers and dreams the world over. It stood above. It achieved icon status.
As years went by, the 718 rested contently in the achievements of its history. Retired, some might say, to live out its days as the grandfather of the modern racecar, the contemporary sports car. Retired? Turns out it was just resting. The 718 is back, not resurrected but revived, reinvented for the luxury sports car market, coveted by everyone who has ever dared to dream of cradling the wheel of an iconic automobile.
A new incarnation of the 718 is in the Boxster line—already an icon in its own right—now built for highways and byways, but inspired by its raceway beginnings. The 718 Boxster S built for today, but informed by the spirit of its ancestry. The aforementioned four-cylinder horizontally-opposed engine, lightweight construction, and unrivalled cornering abilities are still at its core, emboldened by variable turbine geometry ensuring even more consistent power and pleasure. From 0 to 100 km/h in only 4.2 seconds, with a top speed of 285 km/h, the driver lucky enough to experience the 718 Boxster S will feel the ghosts of the racetrack inspired by the confidence of 350 hp at 6,500 rpm.
But besides touched heritage and elite engineering, the 2017 718 Boxster S is the
ultimate drop top coupe, characterized by power, precision, and perfection. Quiet curves, a newly styled cockpit, and widened rear make the latest generation of the racecar-inspired line the ultimate marriage of design and dominance, a tribute to both lifestyle and history,
the next step in automotive reverie.
• The 718 Boxster S draws its power from a displacement of 2.5 litres.
• The result is 350 hp at 6,500 rpm.
• The maximum torque of 309 lb.-ft. is available across an impressively wide range from 1,900 to 4,500 rpm.
• This engine – like the unit in the 911 Turbo – also comes equipped with variable turbine
• VTG provides an even more consistent delivery of power and, in turn, significantly greater
• Propulsive potential? Top track speed is 285 kph.
• The new 718 Boxster S with PDK and Launch Control completes the 0 to 100 kph sprint in just 4.2 seconds.
For more informaton, or to schedule a private test drive, contact:
Porsche Centre Oakville: 1.855.979.9864 | porschecentreoakville.com | 2250 South Service Road W, Oakville