New Porsche 718 Boxster Swaps Emotion For Speed

The first video reviews of Porsche’s entry-level sportscar are here, telling us what the new turbo models are like on the road.

Let’s face it, swapping the sonorous flat-sixes for a pair of turbo’d flat-fours was never going to improve the soundtrack of one of the most sweet-handling models you can buy, no matter the price tag.

But with the adoption of the new engines, the new 718 Boxster can now claim not only to be really cleaner on terms of emissions but also way faster. S models, fitted with the PDK gearbox and the Sports Chrono, are now capable of a 0-62mph in 4.2 seconds and a 177mph top speed thanks to the new 345hp turbocharged 2.5-litre engine.

The chassis has been updated with a retuned suspension and a 10-per-cent quicker steering rack, with the optional PASM dropping the ride height by 10mm. Porsche claims that they have revised everything bar luggage compartment lids, the windscreen and the convertible top.

Autocar and Auto Express deliver their first driving impressions of the new 718 Boxster S. Better than ever or just another victim of downsizing?

VIDEOS

2020 Corsair To Become First Lincoln Model Made In China

China-built Lincoln Corsair SUVs will only be sold locally, as US-spec models will be built in America.

Carlos Ghosn Charged For The Fourth Time By Japanese Prosecutors

Japanese authorities indicted the former Nissan CEO right before his latest detention period expired.

Huracan Performante And 911 GT2 RS Get A Bit Too Close While ‘Ring Racing

The driver of this Huracan stuck precariously close to the 911’s tail while going all out at the Nordschleife .

Hennessey’s 1000 HP Corvette ZR1 Ain’t Afraid Of No C8 Hybrid

Hennessey’s Corvette ZR1 pumped out 905 hp at the rear wheels during dyno testing.

Aurus’ Convertible Looks Like A Russian Take On The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe

Large, elegant and all-wheel drive, the Aurus convertible would make for an interesting competitor to the Rolls-Royce Dawn .

Uber Introduces New Safety Features After Student’s Murder In March

Uber’s app reminds users to confirm the driver’s identity and match the car’s license plate before taking a ride.

Elon Musk Says His Twitter “Is Pretty Much Complete Nonsense”

Musk decided to randomly start tweeting about sheep last week. Yep, we don’t get it either.

Toyota And Kenworth Unveil New Fuel Cell Semi With 300+ Mile Range

Move over Mirai, Toyota’s latest fuel cell vehicle is a Class 8 semi that was jointly developed with Kenworth.

All-New Land Rover Defender Launching In September, Deliveries Start In Early 2020

Land Rover hasn’t decided whether it will launch the new Defender in Frankfurt or at a standalone event.

Woman Takes Truck In For Service, Sees It At Store And Decides To ‘Steal’ It Back

Following a viral Facebook post, the dealership fired the employee responsible for using the truck to run errands.