Calling all sports car enthusiasts: the 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster and the 2017 Nissan 370Z have arrived! Both models deliver plenty of horsepower and track ready handling, but as you begin to look closer, one of these premium vehicles doesn’t match up. Find out today which one will meet the needs of Chicago speed demons.
If you’re headed out on the track, or just tearing up the pavement in Barrington, you’ll want a sports car that delivers plenty of thrilling performance. Let’s take a look at each vehicle’s most powerful configuration to see which one will get you up to speed:
The 370Z Nismo uses a 3.7L V6 engine that delivers 350 hp and 276 lb-ft of torque. It manages a sluggish 0-60 mph time of 5.2 seconds in Edmunds testing.
The 718 Boxster S comes equipped a 2.5L mid-engine four-cylinder that puts out 350 hp and 309 lb-ft of torque. With a PDK transmission and the Sport Chrono package, this engine propels the Boxster from 0-60 mph in just 4.0 seconds flat.
As you can see the Boxster’s extra torque delivers massive acceleration and improved 0-60 mph time. In addition, the Nissan 370Z coupe model with an automatic transmission can only manage 22 mpg combined fuel economy in EPA estimates, while the Boxster’s four-cylinder saves you money at 25 mpg with a PDK automatic transmission.
There are a few features you should keep your eye out for in a sports car. Only one of these models includes the following:
Auto Deploy Rear Spoiler
Front and Rear Parking Sensors
Water-Repellent Side Windows
The 2017 718 Boxster offers each of these standard. Unfortunately, the Nissan 370Z’s base trim doesn’t include any of these helpful features.
Porsche Barrington is proud to announce the winner of this comparison: the 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster! Our sales staff is standing by to show you why this high-powered sports car carries on the legacy of Porsche vehicles. From the moment you set foot in our showroom, you’re guaranteed an unparalleled buying experience. Contact us today with any questions you have about the Porsche model line!