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Auto News: Porsche 718 Boxster, Jaguar F-Type SVR, Ferrari 360 America

Auto News: Porsche 718 Boxster, Jaguar F-Type SVR, Ferrari 360 America

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster

The next generation 2017 Porsche Boxster and Boxster S will be sporting new 718 badges. And they’re getting a boost in power.

The mid-engine and rear-wheel drive design stays, but both carry new turbocharged flat-four engines instead of a six-cylinder. This gives them both 35 more horses. According to the New European Driving Cycle, the engine change also makes them 4 percent more efficient.

The 718 stands for the mid-engine Porsche racers of the 1950s and ‘60s. Porsche says the only carry overs for 2017 are the luggage compartment lids, windshield, and convertible top.


Jaguar F-Type SVR

Jaguar says it will debut the 200 MPH F-Type SVR in Geneva.

It will be the first series production Jaguar to wear the SVR Special Vehicle Operations treatment. Along with the 200 mph number, Jaguar also says it will be “lighter, faster and more powerful” than the other F-Types.

Numbers leaked last week put it at 575-horsepower. That would make the SVR 25 horses more powerful than the 2016 F-Type R. The R uses a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine with 550-horsepower. It goes from zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. Its top speed falls short of the 200 mph of the SVR at only 186 mph. Of course, we’ll have to wait for Jaguar confirmation on all this.

It features standard all-wheel-drive and will start at $103,600.

Ferrari F60 America

Say hello the first of ten Ferrari F60 America sportsters.

A driver took delivery of the first one in Palm Beach this month. Ferrari will only build 10 of the V12 limited edition models that mark the automaker’s 60th anniversary.  The engine packs 731 hp and sends the droptop to 60 mph in just three seconds flat.

The price tag for one? $2.5 million.

Photo Credit: Porsche