2018 Porsche 718 Boxster vs. 2018 Lotus Evora 400

The 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster dazzles with its enhanced transmission, opulent cabin, and impressive handling. However, how does it compare to the 2018 Lotus Evora 400, a light, exclusive sports car capable of blistering speed?

Design & Style

The Lotus is a two-seater which is distinctive for its light weight and magnificent acceleration. Within the cabin, the leather is hand sewn and the structure has been widened, with a new infotainment and navigation center. All the controls are within easy reach of the driver and simple to learn. The Porsche 718 Boxster also has two seats, with lines that are sharper than previous editions. Like the Cayman, it has been redesigned with twenty-inch wheels and within the cabin, the dash is covered in premium materials.

Technology & Safety

Exotic sports and luxury cars are rarely crash tested, due to their high price and lower production numbers. However, what is known is that each is equipped with the most advanced safety features. The Porsche 718 comes with airbags for the side, front and even thorax, along with smart traction, rearview camera, parking sensors in the rear, emergency automatic brakes and cruise control. The 718 is designed to be highly maneuverable so that collisions are avoided. Within the cabin, passengers will be treated to touch screens with 7 inches, USB and Bluetooth support, and an audio system with 7 speakers,

The Lotus Evora meets every U.S. emission and safety regulation. Passengers can expect four airbags, beams designed to protect from side impacts, and complete bumper protection. It also uses brake discs designed for racing which are perforated and vented, designed with aluminum centers that are complete with surfaces that have steel friction. They have the same weight as ceramic discs made of carbon but are much easier to maintain.


The Lotus Evora was designed to be a true race car. It comes with a V6, 3.5-liter engine that can produce up to 400 horsepower. Models are also equipped with a supercharger that gives it an increase to 8.7 psi from 2.9 psi, with an intercooler circuit that is air for water. All these features allow it to accelerate from zero to sixty in about 4.2 seconds. The Porsche 718 Boxster comes with a flat 4, 2-liter engine that is turbocharged and capable of producing up to 300 horsepower with 280 pounds of torque, allowing it to get from zero to sixty in fewer than four seconds.

The Bottom Line

Both of these cars are fast, pleasing to the eyes, and a blast to drive. However, the infotainment system offered by the Lotus Evora is fiddly compared to the Porsche 718, the back seat is too small for the price tag, and the car is quite rare and tough to find in the U.S., so the 718 Boxster wins.

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Feel how it is like to drive a luxury car offering the total package like that of what the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster offers. You can drive this stellar car here with us at Manhattan Motorcars. We are located in New York, and we are servicing the needs of car buyers in the Tri-State area. Visit us today at our showroom or call us to book your Porsche 718 Boxster test drive appointment in advance.

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