2017 Porsche 718 Boxster S: Four’s A Party – Ignition Ep. 171

On this episode of Igniton presented by TireRack.com (http://www.tirerack.com), we take a look at Porsche’s latest version of its Boxster roadster, the 718. This moniker comes from a successful convertible and mid-engine’d race car from the late ’50s. The implication for the new Boxster is a clear focus on performance, but there’s one other thing: Much like the original racecar, the new 718 Boxster S has a flat-four cylinder. What does that mean for the pure driving thrill associated with roadsters? Watch this episode to find out!

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26 thoughts on “2017 Porsche 718 Boxster S: Four’s A Party – Ignition Ep. 171

  1. Demar Gio says:

    I seriously miss Carlos and Ignition…ever since he left, MT video contents are very scarce,,,:(

  2. Its ugly tho

  3. moriad02 says:

    718 driven by a race driver, GT4 was not. Not quite a fair comparaison.

  4. Who kya hai says:


  5. AugDog says:

    Carlos is why I started watching Motor Trend

  6. Moosey1789 says:

    I guess I'm old fashioned. Twenty years ago if someone said a Boxster would be almost $100,000 I would have asked: did the dollar collapse? When I saw a $78K Boxster in a Porsche dealership, I said no one sane would ever pay 911 money for a Box. Of course, now 911s are completely unattainable. The elimination of the Boxer Six in favor of a Boxer Four is just adding insult to injury.

  7. evan leo says:

    it sounds like a baby v8

  8. Manic_Man says:

    As much as I love Porsche, I'm not going to spend 100k for a turbo four cylinder. No thank you, I'd much rather spend 10 grand extra and buy a Dodge Viper or something with a much larger engine.

  9. Pete N says:

    The new boxster and cayman look amazon but it sucks they are 4 bangers.

  10. crowbird213 says:

    My next car

  11. Hugh Mongus says:

    I don't think I could ever drive around in a car that sounds like a Subaru.

  12. the 2016 cayman and boxters were better

  13. i have been a bmw guy my whole life ( m3, 335, etc) and in my 25 years of driving I always laughed at porsche "there is no substitute" bs…but when I drove a used 2014 base boxster, ( $40,000) I was shocked; this made me realize that when you take the best engineers in the world from frankfurt and give them millions of dollars and say "make the best car you can"; you get a porsche. They also do not have to report to the materials and purchasing department to make decisions..So you can go on and talk about gt350's zr1's m4's but driving a porsche is an experience that comes with reliability better than lexus..go drive one and you will realize…2015 6mt boxster gts owner..Yes I did have buyers remorse for a few days (paid 85K) but now I realize that his car is a great value and well worth the coin..Sadly the new cayman and boxster gts is also 4 cylinder..

  14. Lost Comma says:

    Your right automatics suck!

  15. shen hao says:

    Where is that mountain road?

  16. He was the best host

  17. IoSono says:

    Why do they make porches like this when they have faster ones like the the spyder?

  18. Y Gray says:


  19. COOL 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster S: Four’s A Party – Ignition Ep. 171

  20. Zeus says:

    Just got a Boxster S a little over a month ago. Love it!! So do the ladies.

  21. IGNACIO 444 says:

    Hi, I have a question! Does the 718 with 300hp ( not the s) makes povs when you downshift? I have one I and really don't hear them!

  22. GunsAndStuff says:

    sounds like ass go back to a 6

  23. superbug1977 says:

    This video is winning me over–killer car.

  24. praying they slot the 4.0 liter flat 6 from the 991.2 GT3, im sure with a detune, into this chasis.

  25. B Ko says:

    Damn that Lexus at the end looks nice

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