Porsche Boxster 2016 (718). AUCTION FINISHED

718 added to the Boxster badge harks back to a successful Porsche racer from the late 1950s that had a four-cylinder boxer engine. In 2016 the Boxster underwent arguably its biggest revision since its introduction nearly 20 years ago. Porsche removed the naturally aspirated flat-six engine and replaced it with a turbocharged flat-four, significantly changing the car’s character.

The 718 Boxster remains very much the car that heads its class and, dynamically at least, has a few tricks that cars costing much more cannot match. Always a pretty and beautifully proportioned car, the change from mere Boxster to 718 Boxster wasn't just signalled by a new pair of engines with the 2.0 and the 2.5 litre turbo's, but a fairly sizeable styling overhaul, too. The front and rear bumpers have been re-profiled, the lights updated with LED technology, and every panel on the 718 Boxster bar the bonnet has been altered. If it might not look too radical a departure then that’s entirely deliberate, as Porsche’s styling is never anything but evolutionary. Not that it needed a huge shot visually, but the surfacing on the new car is so much sharper, the rear in particular more dramatic thanks to strip linking the rear lights with bold 'Porsche script' below the automatically rising spoiler. The Boxster's mid-engined status is obvious not just from its proportions, but also the large vents fore of the rear wheels, which feed cooling air to those turbocharged engine that powers it. 

This 2016 Porsche Boxster 718 Roadster is a thrilling open-top sports car, presented in excellent condition and with beautiful specification. It is powered by a 296 bhp 4 cylinder 2.0-litre turbo and driven through the rear wheels via the seven-speed dual-clutch PDK automatic transmission. The odometer shows 12,500 miles from new, which is fully evidenced by the service and MOT history. The car has a huge £10,585 worth of extras.

An original right-hand drive UK market example, this car was delivered new via Porsche Centre Kendal, Cumbria and first registered in July 2016. There are just two previous registered keepers on the log book, and it was acquired by the vendor earlier in 2018, who has now enjoyed some 7,500 miles behind the wheel.

The bodywork is finished in smart Carrara White metallic, which is in superb order with only a minor scratch on the wing mirror by the vendor. Otherwise, the factory paint presents very well, with a glossy and even appearance all around the car.

It sits on a set of 20-inch ‘Carrera S’ design alloy wheels in grey which were a £2,300 option from new, which are in great shape other than some kerb marks on the rims. The tyres are Pirelli P zero’s 265/35/ R20 and all have around 4mm left on them. The car is unmodified, so still sports the original Boxster exhaust with twin tailpipes.

The cabin has the extended Black and Bordeaux Red leather seat which extends to the doors, dash and centre console and the roof liner is black. Power sport seats for driver and passenger feature full electric adjustment, lumbar support and three-stage heating. The upholstery itself is in very good condition, and shows no sign of wear from use that you would expect.

The Boxster gets a slick 7.0in colour touchscreen, which includes sat-nav, digital radio, USB input, Bluetooth, voice control and Apple CarPlay as standard. It's one of the best systems out there, since it looks great and responds quickly to a prod, or you can control it via the rotary dial on the dash.

Ahead of the driver is a leather-trimmed multi-function steering wheel, featuring the PDK gear shift buttons. The PCM infotainment system incorporates a CD player, Bluetooth connectivity and satellite navigation. There is also dual-zone climate control with front and rear parking  sensors. 

Service levels on these are every 2 years. This has had one done by main dealer in 2018 and independent in August 2020. This year’s service also included a brake fluid change, spark plug renewal , air cleaner replaced, water drain from the fuel filter, and a drive belt check.

This Porsche Boxster 718 is a superb example of the breed, which has been used as intended, and evidently cherished by its previous keepers as well. It boasts a handsome factory colour scheme, as well as desirable options, heated seats and ParkAssist.

Summary of service history:

21 June 2018 – 3,217 miles (inc. brake fluid)
18 Aug 2020 – 11,408 (inc. brake fluid, spark plugs)

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