X
View deals < Porsche
718 Boxster
Whatcar? review
Driving

Price (on the road)

Β£45,328-Β£64,915

Target Price (cash)

Β£45,328-Β£64,915

What Car?'s option recommendations

  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear-view camera
  • Climate control

Show all options

Contract Hire Leasing Rates

Β£614.64-Β£1,001.65/month

Share this review

Big image of car

Engines

2.5
The GTS model uses the same 2.5-litre turbocharged flat-four engine as the S, but boosted to produce an extra 15bhp. Fitted with the standard six-speed manual gearbox, the 0-62mph time is the same as that for the S at 4.6sec, although adding the optional seven-speed PDK auto &#39;box does make it a tad quicker. You get a sports exhaust as standard, but sadly that doesn&#39;t make the GTS sound any less like an original VW Beetle, but it does feel the smoothest and freest-revving of all the Boxster engines.
2.5
This 345bhp 2.5-litre engine gives the lightweight Boxster fairly extreme performance, with a seriously potent mid-range and the ability to rev strongly to the 7500rpm redline. Below 2000rpm, you get a noticeably delayed accelerator response, but otherwise this is a flexible engine. Shame it doesn&#39;t sound better, though.
Our pick
2.0
With 295bhp and 280 lb ft of torque, this &#39;entry-level&#39; 2.0-litre engine will rocket you to 62mph in 5.1sec. There&#39;s plenty of pull from low revs, although it&#39;s a real shame that the engine doesn&#39;t sound more tuneful. Comes with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard but a seven-speed auto is optional.

Miles per gallon

Official fuel economy figure

31.4-40.9 mpg

CO2 Emissions

Official emissions rating

158-205 g/km

VED Tax band

How much will it cost you?

I-K

Boot capacity

How much space is there?

275 litres

New car deals

Save time, money and hassle - check out the best new car deals from local dealers here.

Find a deal

Free car valuations

Get an up-to-date value for any used car.

GB

Great leasing deals

Check out the best new car leasing deals direct from franchised dealerships around the UK.

Find a deal

More Sports car reviews

Name Starting from Target price What Car? rating

Mercedes-Benz GT

Β£tbc Β£tbc Rated 4 out of 5
Mercedes-Benz GT

Aston Martin Vantage

Β£96,059 Β£96,044 Rated 4 out of 5
Aston Martin Vantage

Ferrari 812 SUPERFAST

Β£262,978 Β£263,033 Rated 4 out of 5
Ferrari 812 SUPERFAST

Nissan 370Z

Β£29,440 Β£28,803 Rated 2 out of 5
Nissan 370Z

Ferrari GTC4 LUSSO

Β£231,325 Β£231,380 Rated 4 out of 5
Ferrari GTC4 LUSSO

ALPINE a110

Β£50,855 Β£51,805 Rated 5 out of 5
ALPINE a110

McLaren 570

Β£tbc Β£tbc Rated 5 out of 5
McLaren 570

Alpina B4

Β£tbc Β£tbc Rated 4 out of 5
Alpina B4

Ford GT

Β£tbc Β£tbc Rated 4 out of 5
Ford GT

Subaru WRX STI

Β£32,000 Β£31,092 Rated 1 out of 5
Subaru WRX STI

Audi RS7

Β£tbc Β£tbc Rated 3 out of 5
Audi RS7

Bugatti BUGATTI CHIRON

Β£tbc Β£tbc Rated 4 out of 5
Bugatti BUGATTI CHIRON