Creating more power is still no challenge. Not unless it’s done the Porsche way – by seeking to achieve moderate fuel consumption at the same time. The result is an increase of up to 35 hp and 309 lb-ft – together with increased efficiency. And the fun is only just beginning.
The newly developed four-cylinder turbocharged engines with the customary Porsche horizontally opposed arrangement demonstrate responsibility not only for the environment, but also for the adrenaline level of the driver. Acceleration is tremendous – even in the low rpm range. This quality is supplemented by an engine map configured to offer the top rev limits typical of a sports car. This means high compression and a high engine speed combined with good modulation of power output.
The 2.0-litre turbocharged horizontally opposed engine.
The 718 Boxster and Cayman are equipped with a 2.0-litre turbocharged horizontally opposed engine with direct fuel injection (DFI), VarioCam Plus and integrated dry-sump lubrication. The unit develops 300 hp at 6,500 rpm. Maximum torque is 280 lb.-ft. Thanks to turbocharged induction, it is available as low as 1,950 rpm and prevails until 4,500 rpm. With Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), the 718 Boxster accelerates from 0 to 100 kph in only 4.7 seconds, reaching a top track speed of 275 kph.
The 2.5-litre turbocharged horizontally opposed engine.
The 718 Boxster S and Cayman S draw its power from a capacity of 2.5 litres. The result is 350 hp at 6,500 rpm. The maximum torque of 309 lb.-ft. is available across an impressively wide range from 1,900 to 4,500 rpm. This engine – like the unit in the 911 Turbo – also comes equipped with variable turbine geometry (VTG). VTG provides an even more consistent delivery of power and, in turn, significantly greater driving pleasure. Propulsive potential? Top track speed is 285 kph. The 718 Boxster S with PDK and Launch Control completes the 0 to 100 kph sprint in just 4.2 seconds.