The new 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster is now a reality at Porsche of Ann Arbor, and if you want to be one of the first owners of this iconic sportscar, you’ll want to come test drive one soon. Choose one of our inventory units, or custom-tailor your new 718 Boxster just the way you want it - we're ready to make your 718 Boxster dream a reality!
Starting at just $56,000, the new Porsche 718 Boxster’s turbocharged flat-four engine not only develops an additional 35 extra horsepower than last year’s model – it also delivers 78 more lb-ft of torque, bringing new meaning to the phrase “head-snapping acceleration.” By the numbers that means the new 718 Boxster with a PDK gearbox and Sport Chrono package will sprint from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, while an identically optioned 718 Boxster S will do it in 4.0 – just as fast as the 6.2 litre V-8 powered Corvette Stingray we compare it to below.
In comparing the new Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S to some convertible sportscar competitors, we find the Porsche models at both ends of the price spectrum - with the 718 Boxster at the low end and the 718 Boxster S at the top end. In between reside a very capable pair of sportscars in their own right - the 2017 Corvette Stingray Convertible, and the 2017 Jaguar F-Type convertible.
The 718 Boxster starts at a base price of $56,000, and the Corvette Convertible starts as low as $60,445 - but acknowledging that nobody wants a stripped-down car for $60,000 - we optioned the 718 Boxsters with a Premium Package consisting of 14-way power heated and ventilated seats and Porsche's keyless Entry & Drive feature. We also added some necessary center-stack options like Navigation, an upgraded BOSE audio system, and Connect Plus - which adds a 4G wifi hotspot and Apple Car Play - complete with Google Earth Navigation, real-time traffic info, and access to your phone's apps.
To have comparable equipment amongst all the competitors, the Corvette Stigray gets the 3LT Package and the F-Type is upgraded to "Premium". That puts all the cars on even footing with power leather seats, heated and ventilated seats, upgraded audio systems, keyless entry, and navigation. Lastly, because it just wouldn't be 'driving' unless we're shifting gears, we're forgoing the sophisticated (and speed enhancing) automatic transmissions for manual transmissions in all 4 sportscars.
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2017 Porsche 718 Boxster
2017 Porsche 718 Boxster S
|2017 Jaguar F-Type Convertible||2017 Corvette Stingray Convertible|
|ENGINE||2.0L Turbocharged 4-cyl||2.5L Turbocharged 4-cyl||3.0L Supercharged V6||6.2L V8|
|WEIGHT||2,944 lbs.||2,988 lbs.||3,499 lbs.||3,362 lbs.|
|HORSEPOWER||300 Horsepower||350 Horsepower||340 Horsepower||455 Horsepower|
|TORQUE||280 lb-ft||309 lb-ft||332 lb-ft||460 lb-ft|
|0-60 TIME||4.9 Seconds||4.4 Seconds||5.5 Seconds||4.0 Seconds|
|TOP SPEED||170 MPH||177 MPH||161 MPH||185 MPH|
It's pretty easy to see which one of these two-seat convertible sportscars excels in every area. From state of the art technology like Apple Car Play and 4G wifi, to a nearly perfect 50/50 weight distribution, to head-snapping acceleration - the new Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S continue to set the standard that others only hope to someday achieve. Which is why we say -
Three easy paths to experience the new Porsche 718 Boxster for yourself:
Porsche of Ann Arbor
2575 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104