Porsche 718 Boxster 4.0 GTS 2dr Review

Category: Sports car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
2 doors
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RRP£70,525
Review

In GTS trim, with its glorious 4.0-litre flat-six engine, the Porsche 718 Boxster sounds amazing, is sensational to drive and is beautifully built – it’s one of the best open-top sports cars on sale. However, if your budget doesn't stretch to that, the four-cylinder versions aren't as pleasing, so it's worth looking instead at the Alpine A110 and Audi TT. Two things to note: the Boxster's reliability is pretty shocking and it's not well equipped.

The GTS adds bigger brakes, a sports exhaust, the Sports Chrono Package, PASM adaptive dampers with 20mm lower suspension and 20in alloy wheels. You also get a bunch of styling add-ons inside and out.

The same glorious-sounding, naturally aspirated, flat-six 4.0-litre engine as the Boxster Spyder but detuned to 395bhp, which will get you from 0-62mph in a rapid 4.5sec. But as well as its performance there's the engines smoothness and wonderful power delivery, which lets you build speed from low revs in sixth gear, or use all the near-8000rpm rev range for the true sports car experience. The six-speed manual gearbox is also a delight and it's not much less economical in the real world than the 2.5-litre Boxster S.


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Key information

Doors2
Seats2
0-62 MPH4.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

25.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

120

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

247

g/km

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