Porsche 718 Boxster lap time at Serres Racing Circuit
|Track||Serres Racing Circuit|
|Vehicle||Porsche 718 Boxster|
|Power / weight||300 ps / 1408 kg|
|Average speed||127 kph (79 mph)|
|Tyres||Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2|
|Submitted||4 years ago by FastestLaps|
Reference: Drive Magazine - 5/2018
agalanop 3y ago
Cocobe 4y ago
Nearly as fast as an R8. Jeez
Alex 4y ago
Indeed, but with the help of Sport Cup 2 tyres. :)
Cocobe 4y ago @Alex
Still... that’s a base 300hp boxster for god sakes
Tyrone1 4y ago @Cocobe
Its a slow, handling track. The R8 was likely on Pzeros which are CONSIDERABLY worse than Cup 2s for dry grip. The power advantage the R8 has is reduced due to the slow nature of the track. Add to that the weight disadvantage of the R8 (200-300 kg aka non-negligeable) and this time makes more sense.
I do find it funny how porsche put tyres as aggressive as Cup 2s to improve the time on a standard version of a boxster. Not even the Boxster S.
99% of the cars sold will be driven on Michelin supersports or Pirelli Corsas, not Cup 2s.
All this really tells us is that the chassis of the Boxster is better than the old R8. Which is no surprise since even the new R8 V10 + is way behind the competition handling-wise.
Alex Galanopoulos 4y ago @Tyrone1
First of all, Serres is not what I'd call a slow track. The best road cars reach more than 200 km/h on its main straights, and carry more than 145 in its fastest turn. Well, OK, compared to an F1 track, it's slower.
The R8 V10 Coupe was on OEM P Zeros, and it just did a couple of laps because it had to do a road trip with the same tyres afterwards...
The R8 V10 Spyder had Michelin PSS fitted specifically for a track test. Thus it did more laps, and managed to post a better time than the Coupe (which surely must seem a bit weird if you don't know these facts).
Now, about the Boxster: It wasn't Porsche that put Cup2 tyres on the car, but Michelin, which was the sponsor of that track test. We (Drive Magazine) always wanted to try a car on these tyres, so that was a great opportunity.
agalanop 4y ago @Alex Galanopoulos
Oops! Forgot to log in, but the above comment was indeed made by me. :)