The cheapest way into a Boxster is the $60,250 (all prices include the $1,250 destination charge) base model, simply titled the 718 Boxster. Along with the T, the standard Boxster uses the 300-horse version of the 2.5-liter engine. Standard mechanical features include a six-speed manual transmission, start/stop functionality, 18-inch wheels, four-piston brake calipers paired with slotted and drilled rotors, an automatically extending rear spoiler, and a sport mode.
The cabin reflects the Porsche maxim of purity and essence. Don't spend a dime on extras and you'll get manually-adjusting seats, a manually-adjustable tilt and telescope steering wheel, a leather-wrapped gearshift, steering wheel, and door pulls, eight-speaker audio, Bluetooth, two USB and SD card slots, audible park assist, and side mirrors that are electrically adjustable and heated.
More luxury is available to those willing to shell out the dough for it. Leather sport seats are $810, while 18-way power seats with memory are $3,830. A $1,370 Premium Package comes with Bi-Xenon headlights, automatically dimming mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, and heated 14-way power seats. A Plus version of this package costs $3,180 and also comes with dynamic lighting, seats offering memory and cooling functions, remote entry and start, and ambient LED lighting.
On the performance end of things the Sport Chrono Package is the choice for those looking for generally heightened performance. For $2,090, the Sport Chrono includes an analog and digital chronograph for timing laps, multiple drive modes with a steering wheel switch to toggle between them, an additional Sport setting for the stability control that dials back the intervention point, launch control for PDK-equipped cars, and a rev-match function for manual-equipped models.
Other performance options include the $2,210 dual-clutch PDK automatic transmission, the $1,790 Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), and a $1,320 mechanically-locking differential with torque vectoring. Safety options include $1,670 adaptive cruise control, $700 lane change assist, and $800 remote entry and start functionality.