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2017 Porsche 718 Boxster

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster


The 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster in Ann Arbor, MI


First, a little history.

The original Porsche 718 was an open cockpit racing car built between 1957 and 1962. The 1.5 litre quad-cam powered sportscar made its debut at the 1957 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Over its short lifespan it would notch class victories at Le Mans and overall victories at the 12 Hours of Sebring, the Targa Florio - and race competitively on the Formula 1 circuit in 1961 before being replaced in 1962 by the Porsche 804.

Light, powerful, open cockpit sportscars.

The new Porsche 718 Boxster is the continuation of that racing heritage.

24 Hours LeMans Running Start

Now, Go Make Some History

The 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster

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.

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster Interior

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.

Porsche 718 Boxster vs. Jaguar F-Type vs. Corvette Stingray

2016 Porsche Boxster S Picture 2016 Porsche Boxster S Picture 2017 Jaguar F-Type Convertible 2016 Corvette Stingray

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster S

2017 Jaguar F-Type Convertible 2017 Corvette Stingray Convertible
BASE PRICE $56,000 $68,400 $68,100 $60,445
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
PRICE w/OPTIONS $63,190 $75,590 $70,500 $70,190

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 -

Porsche. There is no substitute.

Three easy paths to experience the new Porsche 718 Boxster for yourself:

  1. Visit our brand new showroom at 2575 S. State St. in Ann Arbor, MI. 48104
  2. Contact one of our Porsche Brand Ambassadors at (734) 761-3200
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