The Porsche 718 Boxster was revealed to the world just days ago and now, the brand has released a set of videos for the revamped roadster. While we know that the new name draws upon the mid-engined, four-cylinder Porsche 718s of yesteryear, but how do you illustrate that importance? Well, a couple of videos should address that question.

In essence, the 718 moniker dates back to the year 1957, when turbocharged flat-four engines won the brand many races – including the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Targa Florio. The glory years of the Porsche 718s continued on into the 1960s and that’s how it all came about.

Of course, the biggest change would be the swapping of the naturally-aspirated flat-six mills to turbocharged four-cylinder units. In the new 718 Boxster sits a turbocharged 2.0 litre flat-four mill that makes 300 hp and 380 Nm. The 718 Boxster S, gets a turbocharged 2.5 litre flat-four that produces 350 hp and 420 Nm. Top speed is 275 km/h for the Boxster and 285 km/h for the S.

Both engines are mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, while a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission can be had as an optional extra. Also detailed in the video, the Boxster with with the PDK and launch control (Sport Chrono package) does 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds, 0.8 seconds faster than before. The Boxster S with the same mechanical items does it in 4.2 seconds (0.6 seconds faster).

GALLERY: Porsche 718 Boxster and Boxster S