Porsche 718 Boxster At Porsche Downtown Chicago

The new Porsche 718 Boxster, now available at Porsche Downtown Chicago, is easily one of the most popular two-passenger sports cars in the world today. Well-known for its handling, style and performance, not to mention its race-bred heritage, it's a vehicle that continues to prove the adage, "Porsche: There is no substitute."

While Porsche 718 is this car's formal name, it is widely known as the Boxster. What's a Boxster, you ask? Generally speaking, it's a mashup resulting from its Boxer flat cylinder engine (Box) and the fact it's a two-seat Roadster ('ster). Let's find out what makes the 718 Boxster so compelling.

What Is The Porsche 718 Boxster?

Introduced in 1996, the Porsche 718 Boxster is now into its fourth generation. Designed as a two-seat, mid-engined sports roadster, it presents a buyer with four different engine choices. Base power comes from a 2.0-liter turbocharged flat-four boxer engine making 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque for the 718 Boxster and Boxster T. If you need more motivation, step up to the turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-four engine. This combo delivers 350 horsepower and 309 lb-ft of torque. It powers the more energetic 718 Boxster S.

A pair of six-cylinder Boxer engines round out the offerings for the Porsche 718 Boxster. They are both naturally-aspirated (non-turbocharged) flat-six engines. Both measure at 4.0-liters, with the first making 394 horsepower and 309 lb-ft of torque in the 718 Boxster GTS 4.0. The more powerful 4.0-liter 6-cylinder engine makes 414 horsepower and 309 lb-ft of torque and powers the Porsche 718 Spyder.

These engines are all mated to Porsche's standard six-speed automatic transmission. A quite stellar Porsche PDK double-clutch automatic transmission is available for those who want something that shifts a bit faster. It's an automated double-clutch gearbox that preloads the next gear for a quicker gear change than humanly possible. 

718 Boxster Technical Specs


Design & cylinders - Turbocharged boxer 4

Displacement - 1,988 cc

Max Power - 300 hp

Max torque - 280 lb-ft


Top track speed - 170 mph

0-60 mph (Manual) - 4.9 s

0-60 mph (PDK Automatic) - 4.7 s

Body & Dimensions

Length - 172.4 in

Width w/ mirrors folded - 70.9 in

Width - 78.5 in

Height - 50.4 in

Wheelbase - 97.4 in

Curb weight (Manual) - 3,020 lb

Curb weight (PDK Automatic) - 3,082 lb

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Porsche 718 Boxster Outline

718 Boxster Exterior

Green 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 Exterior Design

What Does The New 718 Boxster Look Like?

From a distance, the Porsche Boxster sports an elegant profile that doesn't go crazy with wings and things or other affected styling elements. Instead, the 718 Boxster starts with a finely sculpted tub that is a case of form following function. A massive under-bumper series of intake scoops join side air intakes prominently fashioned into the Boxster body. They do their best to cool the turbocharged or larger, naturally-aspirated engines. They are purpose-built, so it is extremely safe to say that if a side scoop or a wide intake exists, it is there for a reason. 

The Porsche Boxster features a large amount of its structure made from aluminum. This results in minimal weight with maximum strength. The Boxster's design incorporates a GT-inspired long nose with a short tail for a perfectly balanced front-to-rear weight bias. The Porsche Boxster is constructed to take advantage of performance tires ranging from 18- to 20-inches. The Boxster's suspension configurations vary according to a buyer's choice of models.

The new Porsche 718 Spyder features a modified look that is slightly different from the standard Porsche Boxster. A new front-bumper design is functional and provides differentiation from standard model Boxsters. There is an operational vent on the hood's leading edge. The roof features a different silhouette, with tapered streamliners behind each headrest. In addition to adding visual interest, these streamliners provide added aerodynamic benefits while the Spyder is underway. The appearance is pure performance. It's pure Porsche.

718 Boxster Interior

And What About Inside The New Boxster?

The Porsche 718 Boxster interior is a performance-oriented and sophisticated look at the modern sports car. Inside the cockpit are form-fitting seats to keep the driver and passenger in place while exercising furiously on a winding road. The Boxster is equipped with a three-gauge display to keep the driver informed of the essentials. The seats also prove they are up to the task of keeping occupants well-bolstered and in the proper position. So well-designed, they are available in various colors and styles and provide lasting comfort for track day or cross-country traverses alike.

The Porsche Boxster is known for its track and stellar street abilities. As good as it is in those realms, you might want to look the other way when it comes to using it to move to a new home. But that doesn't mean you can't carry items in the 5.3-cubic foot "frunk" (literally a front trunk). If you manage to fill that up, there's also the 4.4-cubic foot rear storage bin.

How about audio systems, as if the note from the Porsche exhaust isn't enough? Start with a standard six-speaker audio system that should satisfy most audio tastes. But if you are a true audiophile, a 12-speaker Burmester 821-watt surround-sound audio system fills the cabin with just a little more excitement. Apple CarPlay is an available option for the Boxster.

718 Boxster Interior

718 Boxster Options

Porsche 718 Boxster Base
Porsche 718 Boxster
Porsche 718 Boxster T
Porsche 718 Boxster T
Porsche 718 Boxster S
Porsche 718 Boxster S
Porsche 718 Boxster GTS 4.0
Porsche 718 Boxster GTS 4.0

Boxster Trim Options

Unlike an off-the-rack suit, there's no such thing as a standard "off-the-rack" Porsche 718 Boxster. Porsche has designed the Boxster so you can equip it as you like. There is no need to buy an entire package just to get a unique suspension part. These parts can be ordered in an ala carte manner as well. The well-known Sport Chrono package, the PDK transmission, the adaptive suspension, and torque-vectoring mechanical limited-slip differential are all available individually.

Additionally, carbon trim accents, custom leather seat covers and interior color choices are part of these various schemes and can help make your new Porsche 718 Boxster truly your own.

Safety On Board

The new Porsche 718 Boxster saves weight by including an air compressor and tire-sealing compound instead of a spare tire. Safety features include eight airbags, electronic stability controls and other safety assists like lane departure warning and more. The Porsche warranty is for a 4-year/50,000-mile duration and includes complimentary roadside assistance during that same period. When you do need to service your Porsche, our service center team of Certified Porsche Technicians at Porsche Downtown Chicago will be here for you.

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Shop the Porsche 718 Boxster Sports Car

Tailor your new Porsche 718 Boxster exactly the way you want it. Start with a base 718 roadster. How you finally design the Porsche Boxster will be totally up to you. Stop in at Porsche Downtown Chicago for more information today. Fill out the form above to inquire about your 718 Boxster and request a test drive. Looking to shop our online 718 Boxster inventory? Shop our available Boxster inventory and checkout our great selection of pre-owned Porsche inventory from the comfort of your own home.
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