A recent review of the new Porsche 718 Boxster has shown plenty of potential with its 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. Most Porsche purists may gloom over the replacement of the 6-cylinder with a 4-cylinder. Despite the tweak in the engine, the Boxster still has a venomous power delivery and an all-around solid performance. The Boxster has given an excellent impression to most of its reviewers. Porsche has explained that the usage of the 4-cylinder turbocharged engine in the Boxster was done to make the car smaller. The company added that being small does not mean the Boxster lacks power.
The Boxster is capable of 300 bhp and 350 Nm of torque while the sports version's got 360 bhp and 400 Nm of torque. The sports version is definitely more agile and more powerful than the normal version of the Boxster. Porsche described the engine as further enhanced with an intricate engineering and a turbocharger to boost performance. It was definitely not an easy task to fit the turbocharger in the place of the two removed cylinders, especially with such a crowded engine space. However, Porsche has managed to pull off the feat, which was considered almost impossible. Other features that optimize the Boxster's performance include large air intakes that redirect air to the intercooler. With such an efficient cooling system, the engine temperature is easily cooled down very quickly.
Vibration control in the 4-cylinder engine was masterfully tuned to perfection to grant the Boxster a buttery smooth drive. In addition to that, the 4-cylinder utilizes almost a liter less fuel over a 60-mile drive as compared to the 6-cylinder. In an attempt to cut down on size, the Boxster is (ironically) slightly heavier than expected due to the additional parts in the turbo unit. Despite being slightly heavier, the Boxster easily maxed out at 174 mph with ease. This bad boy can go from 0 to 62 mph in just 5.5 seconds.