2017 Porsche 718 Boxster S Manual Tested: You Won’t Miss the Six

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That subtle background noise you hear isn’t just the ticking of four cylinders where six formerly lived. It’s the gnashing of teeth over the fact that Porsche downsized cylinder count and piston displacement to a mere 2.5 liters for the top, S edition of the 2017 718 Boxster. Our anxiety centers on the move by Porsche—along with practically every other auto manufacturer—from natural aspiration to smaller, theoretically more efficient, boosted induction. In case you’ve been napping, turbocharging is how makers maintain performance while diminishing the amount of fuel consumed and the CO2 spewing from their tailpipes. READ MORE ››

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