[Video] Porsche treats us to drifting 718 Boxster ahead of Geneva introduction image

The German sports car specialist is ready to unveil its refreshed entry-level range consisting of the 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster and since the latest is the freshest they have decided to entice us with some… drifting.

Unlike other automakers, which have teaser footage with the models without even actually showing the car, the Zuffenahusen-based company has already presented online the 718 Boxster. So, what better way to make you head to the Swiss event to check it out in the metal than showcasing it doing drifts both on dry and wet tarmac? The sideways action was caught on camera at the Porsche Experience Center in Silverstone, where the drifts were both human and machine-induced. We’re not talking about autonomous shenanigans, but rather about the good ol’ kick plate, a hydraulically actuated metallic element that will mechanically push the car from the side while the vehicle moves on a wet surface.

If you don’t remember, the instantly recognizable 718 Boxster not only comes with a facelift and a new moniker, but also makes the switch to four cylinder, turbocharged engines. It comes with a slightly modified design that includes bigger front air intakes and new bi-xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights. It also packs a fresh set of side skirts, bigger side intakes, new door handles, three-dimensional LED taillights and a new accent strip with Porsche lettering. More importantly the 718 Boxster will be offered with a turbocharged 2.0-liter flat four engine churning out 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque or a turbocharged 2.5-liter flat four engine with 350 hp and 309 lb-ft of torque in the S version.