Thankfully you can still get it with a manual transmission, sending power to the rear wheels. If you don’t feel like changing your own gears, the PDK dual-clutch direct shift gearbox is also available. Porsche says the PDK features fuel-saving “virtual gears” as an available option. The German automaker also claims the brakes, steering and suspension have all been improved over the non-numbered Boxster.
Inside, the cabin has been updated, but still looks like it fits within the Porsche family. The center-mounted tach and the high-dash chronograph are all hallmarks of a Porsche cockpit. Most notably, the infotainment has been revised–an area where the Boxster needed the most work.
The base 718 Boxster starts at $56,000, while the S-level trim starts at 68,400. Paying a premium will get you to the front of the line when the car is available in summer of 2016.