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A Closer Look At The Gorgeous Porsche 718

This thing is a beat.
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Porsche just dropped all the finalized details on the upcoming Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S, which pay homage to the flat-four cylinder engines used in the mid-engine Porsche 718 rides that dominated race tracks in the 1950s and early 1960s. It's a pretty exciting departure from the previous Boxster design and is certainly separating itself from "the poor man's 911" territory.  

Here's what we're looking at:

  • 718 Boxster generates 300 horsepower from two liters of displacement. 
  • The 718 Boxster S uses a 2.5 liter engine developing 350 horsepower.
  • Goes from zero to 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds, which is 0.7 seconds faster than the previous model.
  • Top track speed of the 718 Boxster is 170 miles per hour and the 718 Boxster S is 177 miles per hour.
  • Completely overhauled cabin.
  • The rides will start at $57,050 and $69,450 USD.
  • Will start hitting dealerships in June of 2016.