Porsche 718 Boxster Parts Fourth Generation Boxster
The 718 Boxster is also referred to as the Fourth Generation Boxster or the 982. It is a marketing diversion to celebrate winning the Targa Florio race back to back in 1959 and later in 1960.
The 718 Boxster is two cylinders shy of its predecessor which sported a 6-cylinder engine. The new 718 Boxster came with a four-cylinder flat 4 engine. This time around, unlike in the past, the engine was lighter, offered more performance and similar to the Porsche that won the race a few decades back it was designed to be a maneuvering champ.
Production of the 718 Boxster
Originally introduced in June 2016, it was called the 2017 model. The vehicles featured a 4 cylinder turbo engine which was placed horizontally. The initial two models came with a 2.0 litre and a 2.5-litre engine which offered more horsepower and improved torque along with better fuel consumption figures.
The ‘S’ version or model was introduced with Variable Turbine Geometry technology allowing the Boxster to go from 0-97 km/h in just 4.1 seconds.
The 718 Boxster was similar to the previous 3rd generation in terms of the overall design, which is why it is considered an evolution and not a complete redesign. Some noticeable changes were made to the rear with a bar connecting both taillights. The company also redesigned the headlights and the bumper to give it a more aggressive look. Mirrors were designed to look similar to the GT3.
Porsche kept the interior of the 718, for the most part, unchanged and so it looked like the 981 Cayman. However, the only noticeable change was that the PCM 4.0 infotainment system replaced the PCM 3.1 of the prior generation.
The two cylinders made the 718 Boxster more powerful, easier to manoeuvre and led to it becoming immensely popular.