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Auto Express Reviews the 718 Boxster

Porsche has been courting a fair bit of controversy of late. First it revealed that most of its legendary 911 models would get turbocharged engines, and now it’s dropped the bombshell that its mid-engined Boxster roadster is ditching its flat-sixes in favour of smaller four-cylinder ‘boxer’ powerplants.

Yet while Porsche fans are up in arms, the firm isn’t breaking any new ground. In fact, its first ever car, the 1948 356/1, had a mid-mounted flat-four, while the newcomer’s 718 model designation is a nod to the sixties racer that scored numerous victories and even spawned an F1 racer. So has this trip back to the future paid off for Porsche?

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