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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  1. Post By Demar Gio

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

  2. Post By Andres Borges

    Its ugly tho

  3. Post By moriad02

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

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  5. Post By AugDog

    Carlos is why I started watching Motor Trend

  6. Post By Moosey1789

    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.

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  8. Post By evan leo

    it sounds like a baby v8

  9. Post By Manic_Man

    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.

  10. Post By Pete N

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

  11. Post By crowbird213

    My next car

  12. Post By Hugh Mongus

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

  13. Post By ferrari458speciale fan

    the 2016 cayman and boxters were better

  14. Post By mars resident

    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..

  15. Post By Lost Comma

    Your right automatics suck!

  16. Post By shen hao

    Where is that mountain road?

  17. Post By Thomas Oyarzun

    He was the best host

  18. Post By IoSono

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

  19. Post By Y Gray



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

  21. Post By Zeus

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

  22. Post By IGNACIO 444

    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!

  23. Post By GunsAndStuff

    sounds like ass go back to a 6

  24. Post By superbug1977

    This video is winning me over–killer car.

  25. Post By the chemtrail kid

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

  26. Post By B Ko

    Damn that Lexus at the end looks nice

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