The Porsche 718 Boxster S is a mid-engined compact sports car produced by German automaker Porsche that is part of the fourth-generation Porsche Boxster/Cayman (718).
Released in 2016, the 718 Boxster/Boxster S features two new horizontally opposed flat-4 turbocharged engines at 2.0 L (1,988 cc) and 2.5 L (2,497 cc) displacement with increased torque and horsepower, higher redline, and lower fuel consumption.
The 2.0L F4 produces 296 hp (221 kW) and 280 ft·lb (380 N·m). With a six-speed manual transmission, 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h) occurs in 4.9 seconds along with a top speed of 171 mph (275 km/h). The seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission produces a faster 0-60 time of 4.7 seconds and the PDK Sport Chrono version produces 4.5. The 2.5L F4 produces 345 hp (257 kW) and 310 ft·lb (420 N·m). Paired with a six-speed manual transmission, the 718 Boxster reaches 60 mph (97 km/h) in 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 177 mph (285 km/h). The top speed is lower for both PDK transmissions, though, with 172 mph (277 km/h). The PDK has a faster 0-60 time of 4.2 seconds, while the PDK Sport Chrono does the same in just 4 seconds.
The 718 Boxster weighs 2944 lb (1335 kg) with a manual and 3010 lb (1365 kg) with the PDK transmission, resulting in a power-to-weight ratio of up to 258 hp per tonne. The Boxster S weighs 2988 lb (1355 kg) with a manual and 3054 lb (1385 kg) with the PDK transmission.
The Porsche 718 Boxster S was added in the Porsche Update as a mid Class C car with the following statistics:
- Starting rank: 1236
- This was changed to 1160 in the ? Update
- MAX rank: 1390 (+154)
- This was changed to 1290 (+120) in the 2021 Spring Update
- MAX+PRO rank: 1496 (+106)
- This was changed to 1410 (+120) in the 2021 Spring Update
- Tuning Kit bonus: +39
- Stock to MAX+PRO rank difference: 260
- Nitro Efficiency: 7/11.5/13
The Porsche 718 Boxster S is a nitro-focused car and has a unique nitro efficiency combination of 7/11.5/13.
It can reach its maximum total speed of 243.2 mph (391.5 km/h) in a quick 2.6 seconds. Just like the Porsche Cayman GT4, the 718 Boxster S has a lower total speed than what its rank would otherwise suggest, which poses a large problem on top speed-focused tracks. Due to being nitro-focused, the 718 Boxster S only gains up to 6.2 mph (10.0 km/h) with the top speed maxed out, which is only 40% larger than the 4.43 mph (7.14 km/h) top speed gain of the Vencer Sarthe in the same class and 75% larger than the 3.55 mph (5.71 km/h) top speed gain of the Peugeot RCZ R in Class D.
The 718 Boxster S has an acceptably decent steering capacity, and while it doesn't have a wide drifting radius, it loses a lot of speed (but not too much) during drifts, again due to its extreme emphasis on nitro, much like the Cayman GT4 and 959.
Despite being heavily nitro-focused, like the Cayman GT4, the 718 Boxster S suffers the problem of not being competitive enough, as even with an upgrade configuration of 0004 0003 with a rank of C1289 and a total speed of 220 mph (355 km/h), the 718 Boxster S is unable to compete with the Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition, TVR Sagaris, Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS, Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition, or even the Mitsubishi Eclipse. Similarly, another tune of 0205 0205 gives a rank of C1339 and a total speed of 230 mph (371 km/h), which isn't as competitive as some other similarly-ranked cars.
In terms of Events, the 718 Boxster S isn't recommended either, as there are a huge lack of Events in which the 718 Boxster S can excel at. If pitted against a MAX+PRO Range Rover Evoque Coupe HSE Dynamic, the 718 Boxster S has a strong advantage in acceleration, while the Evoque has a higher total speed at 244 mph (393 km/h), a similar drift radius but with a higher raw speed, and higher nitro efficiency (5/10/15), the latter of which only helps the Evoque on tracks where nitro management is a priority.
As of the Hot Wheels Update , the Boxster is now required for career mode, with a Gate Drift event in Season 4, set in Barcelona. The Boxster replaces the delisted Scion FR-S, the car the event originally called for. It also replaced the aforementioned Scion FR-S in the Season 9 race set in Dubai Reverse, but this event was later omitted in the Asphalt Moments Update.
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- Main article: Championship/Porsche 718 Boxster S
The Porsche 718 Boxster S's Championship event was held as the fourth event in the Porsche Motor Series, in July 2017, after the Porsche 911 GT3 RS's Research & Development event and before the Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package's Enduro Double Down event. It is the last Championship-unlockable car introduced in the Porsche Update. It was revived on July 5, 2018, in the Asphalt Moments Update, as part of the Porsche 70th Anniversary Motor Series.
|Enduro Double Down|
|Event||Boss Vehicle||Other Enduro Vehicles|
|Weber Faster One
||Weber Faster One||SRT 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8 • Jaguar F-Type R • Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) • Honda Integra Type-R • Nissan GT-R NISMO • Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 • W Motors Lykan HyperSport • Chrysler ME412|
|Aston Martin One-77
||Aston Martin One-77||AC 378 GT Z • Aston Martin DB9 Coupé • Aston Martin V12 Zagato • Aston Martin V12 Vantage • Lucra L148 • Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 • Pagani Huayra • Peugeot Onyx|
|BXR Bailey Blade GT1
||BXR Bailey Blade GT1||Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA • Mazda 6 • Ford Focus RS • Mitsubishi Eclipse • Nissan GT-R (R35) • Holden Coupe 60 • Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X • Mazzanti Evantra|
|Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid
||Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid||Lotus Exige S Coupe • Felino cB7 • BMW M6 • Mazda Furai • Marussia B2 • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupé Final Edition • Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning • Hennessey Venom GT|
||Falcon F7||Audi S4 • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X • Infiniti FX50 • Ferrari 612 Scaglietti • Ferrari 458 Italia • Arrinera Hussarya • McLaren 12C Spider • Savage Rivale GTR|
|Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV
||Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV||Lamborghini Urus • Lamborghini Miura • Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 2013 • Lamborghini Estoque • Lamborghini Sesto Elemento • Lamborghini Asterion • Lamborghini Huracán • Lamborghini Egoista|
||Sbarro Sparta||DS 3 Racing • Nissan Juke Nismo • Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe • BMW M2 • Audi R8 LMS Ultra • Ferrari F50 • Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS • Sbarro Alcador|
|Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
||Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport||1967 Chevrolet Impala • Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI • Maserati MC12 • Chevrolet SS • Chevrolet Corvette C7 • Chevrolet Corvette C3 • Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS • 9FF GT9 VMAX|
|Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package
||Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package||Scion FR-S • Porsche 959 • Audi RS 3 Sportback • Porsche 718 Boxster S • DS Survolt • Porsche Cayman GT4 • Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X • Porsche 911 GT3 RS|
|Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition
||Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition||Mini Cooper S Roadster • Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA • Chevrolet Camaro GS • Ford Focus RS • Maserati GranTurismo Sport • Ferrari 458 Italia • Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car • Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series|
||Yamaha FZ-10||Suzuki GSX-R750 • Kawasaki Z800 • KTM 1290 Super Duke R • Yamaha YZF-R6 • Ducati Monster 1200 • Ducati SuperSport S • BMW S 1000 RR • Suzuki Hayabusa|
||Zenvo ST1||Geely GC9 • Donkervoort D8 GTO • Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI • Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 • Ferrari F50 • 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports • Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 • Jaguar XJ220S|
||Lightning LS-218||Suzuki GSX-R750 • Kawasaki Z800 • KTM 1290 Super Duke R • Yamaha YZF-R6 • Ducati Monster 1200 • Ducati SuperSport S • BMW S 1000 RR • Kawasaki Ninja H2R|
|911||930 (SC) • 991.1 (GT3 RS) • 991.2 (Turbo S • Carrera S • GT3 RS • Carrera 4 GTS • Targa 4S • GT2 RS Clubsport)|
|Boxster/Cayman||981 (Cayman GTS • Cayman GT4) • 718 (Boxster S • Cayman S • GT4 Clubsport)|
|SUV/Saloon||Macan Turbo (95B) • Panamera Sport Turismo (971) • Taycan Turbo S (9J1)|
|Supercar/hypercar||959 • Carrera GT • 918 Spyder (Standard/Weissach Package)|
|Motorsport||911 GT1 Evolution|