Porsche 718 Boxster review - was swapping two cylinders for a turbo a good idea? - Interior and tech

Dynamically superior to the previous Boxster, its problems lie in the engine bay.

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  • Superb balance, traction and feedback all with that distinct Porsche polish and poise
  • Characterless engine not up to the high standards of the rest of the package

Interior and tech

Although the change to 718 brought with it a significant mechanical overhaul, the interior has not quite undergone the same level of changes. Sharing the same basic 981 interior as launched back in 2012, the excellent ergonomics and build quality shine as strongly now as they did 5 years ago. 

The new infotainment system is an improvement over the last one, although the button laden centre console remains as a constant reminder of how many options boxes were ticked. At least the basics are exactly right, with pedal placement perfect for heel and toe-ing in manual cars, while the new smaller steering wheel looks and feels great.

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Storage is also impressive for a mid-engined sports car, with the front and rear boots supplemented by reasonable interior cubbies. The issue is that although the Porsche badge may carry more cache than an Audi, the interior feels distinctly last generation compared to rivals like the TTS and upcoming Alpine A110.

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