The new Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S have recently got some noteworthy changes, and it's not only the numbers attached to their names.
Outside the two new cars don't look very different from the previous models, but the automaker assures that they have undergone some important technical improvements. The two Boxters 718 will keep their mid-engine, rear-wheel drive powertrain configuration but instead of a flat-six cylinder, both the peasant-spec and fancier Boxster S will run completely new turbocharged flat-four cylinders. The base gets a 2.0 300 horsepower version, the S moves up to a 2.5 and 350 horsepower.
The 718 Boxster models come standard with a six-speed manual transmission. The new changes are expected to increase agility and precision, as well as maneuverability, on challenging roads and track as well as in every-day traffic. Inside, the instrument panel and infotainment setup have been revised but the cockpit looks pretty familiar to anyone who has been inside a modern Porsche. And this is very good: hard to go wrong with a center-mounted tachometer and that crisp gauge font.