Looking instantly recognizable, the model has a more masculine front fascia which features larger air intakes and new bi-xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights.

Porsche has officially unveiled the new 718 Boxster.

Looking instantly recognizable, the model has a more masculine front fascia which features larger air intakes and new bi-xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights. Moving further back, we can see revised side skirts, larger side air intakes, and new door handles. Other highlights include three-dimensional LED taillights and a new accent strip with Porsche lettering.

The interior largely carries over but the model has been equipped with a new dashboard that has circular air vents. Drivers will also find a new steering wheel and an updated Porsche Communication Management system.

The entry-level 718 Boxster is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre flat four engine that produces 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. Despite having significantly less displacement than the previous 2.7-litre flat six, the four-cylinder engine produces 35 hp and 74 lb-ft more than its predecessor.

Buyers looking for something more powerful can order the 718 Boxster S which features a turbocharged 2.5-litre flat four engine with 350 hp and 309 lb-ft of torque. This is an increase of 35 hp and 43 lb-ft of torque.

When equipped with the PDK transmission and the Sport Chrono Package, the 718 Boxster can accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour in 4.5 seconds before hitting a top speed of 274 km/h. The 718 Boxster S completes the same task in 4.0 seconds before topping out at 285 km/h.

Despite being significantly faster and more powerful, the new Boxster models are more fuel efficient as fuel consumption has been reduced by up to 13 percent.

The Porsche 718 Boxster is already available to order and Canadian pricing starts at $63,900 CAD and tops out at $78,000 CAD for the 718 Boxster S. Deliveries are slated for late June which makes the model a perfect summertime companion.

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