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Porsche packs a punch in smaller-sized Boxster

Porsche packs a punch in smaller-sized Boxster

Porsche has unboxed a new Boxster. The 2017 model has a smaller engine and weighs less, but is quicker and more powerful. 

Like earlier versions of this entry-level sports car, the new iteration is fast, fun to drive and, for a Porsche, affordable.

Known as the 718 Boxster, the new edition is powered by a 2.0-liter flat four-cylinder engine that is turbocharged and makes 300 horsepower and 280 pound feet of torque.

That’s a step up in power — 35 more horsepower, Porsche says, and 36% more torque, than the 2.7-liter six-cylinder engine it is replacing.

Thank turbocharging — new here to the Boxster line — for the pumped-up power. The...

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