Time is precious and every hundredth of a second counts. The Sport Chrono Package, available as an option for the Boxster and Boxster S and fitted as standard in the Boxster GTS, provides you with a priceless driving experience, thanks to an even sportier tuning of throttle response and handling characteristics.
The package comprises dynamic gearbox mounts, a performance display, a digital and analogue stopwatch and the SPORT PLUS button. When this is pressed, optional Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), fitted as standard in the Boxster GTS, switches to ‘Sport’ mode for harder damping and more direct steering and therefore, even more intensive roadholding.
The trigger threshold for PSM is raised. Agility is perceptibly enhanced when braking for corners with PSM, allowing even sportier braking and exit acceleration. For increased dexterity, PSM can be set to standby while the car is still in SPORT PLUS mode. For safety, it is set to intervene automatically only when ABS assistance is required.
The throttle-blip function produces even sportier gearshifts. A managed burst of throttle ensures smooth load changes for increased stability and makes the gearshift process an even more engaging experience.
In conjunction with the optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), the Sport Chrono Package comes with two additional functions for a sporty drive bordering on a motorsport experience. The first is ‘Launch Control’, which is designed to produce a racing start.
The second function is the motorsport derived gearshift strategy. Using this, Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) is geared up for very short shift times and optimum shift points, while torque boosts during gear changes provide the maximum acceleration available. This involving experience is further enhanced by overrun downshifts and the throttle-blip function for uncompromising driving pleasure.
An additional display in the steering wheel or instrument cluster shows when the SPORT buttons have been pressed and, with PDK, when Launch Control has been activated. In conjunction with the optional Porsche Communication Management (PCM), a special display enables you to view, store and evaluate lap times or other driving times. It shows the total driving time, lap distance, lap number and lap times recorded so far.