For 2017, Porsche went back to its roots by dropping the flat six in the Boxster/Cayman line-up in favour of a four cylinder layout, just like road and racing cars of old. They also resurrected the badge 718, which first referred to an iconic four pot racer from the late Fifties through to the early Sixties.
The decision hopefully will also reduce the number of comparisons between the “entry level” Porsche and the 911.
The good news is that the new car is in every way worthy of the Porsche name and drivers will be instantly aware of what type of car they are sitting in.
2017 Porsche 718 Boxster
Base price: $63,900
As tested: $81,460
Energuide Fuel consumption rating
City: 10.5 l/100 km
Highway: 8.0 l/100 km
Combined: 9.4 l/100 km