The sports car category features many worthy competitors, but if you’ll accept only the best in performance, that narrows down your selection. The 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster and the 2017 Audi TT are likely high up on your shopping list, as both brands have an exclusive racing pedigree. However, when it comes right down to it, one of these models offers more performance throughout the model line. Find out the winner in this comparison today!
As luxury car brands, both models include plenty of high tech features and power-retractable soft tops. But when it comes to base trim power, one sports car is miles ahead:
The 2017 Audi TT’s 2.0L four-cylinder engine puts out a respectable 220 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. That propels the TT from 0 to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds up to a top speed of 130 mph.
The 2017 718 Boxster uses a 2.0L four-cylinder engine to deliver 300 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. That higher level of power results in a 0 to 60 mph time of 4.9 seconds. With an automatic PDK transmission and Sport Chrono package, that number drops to a heart pounding 4.5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 170 mph.
If you’re feeling the need for speed, the Boxster is the convertible for you.
If you want to upgrade the 718 Boxster, you’re in luck! The Boxster S model increases the power output of this 2.5L four-cylinder engine, reaching a massive 350 hp and 309 lb-ft of torque. It also ups the top track speed to a thrilling 177 mph and drops the Boxster’s 0 to 60 mph time to 4 seconds flat with a PDK automatic transmission and Sport Chrono package. Searching for an upgraded engine in the Audi TT? It’s simply not available. The TT is only offered in a single performance configuration.
Here at Porsche Barrington, we’re proud to announce the winner: the 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster! This sports car has been impressing Chicago customers and automotive critics nationwide, and when you buy from Porsche Barrington, you’re guaranteed a full service shopping experience from start to finish. Give us a call at 847-381-8900 with any questions, or contact us online to find out more about the Porsche family of performance vehicles!