Producing 232 kW (315 hp) at 6,700 rpm, the 3.4-litre flat-six engine with direct fuel injection (DFI) and VarioCam Plus delivers a mighty 37 kW (50 hp) and 80 Nm more than the engine in the Boxster. Maximum torque of 360 Nm is available from 4,500 to 5,800 rpm. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h is completed in 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 279 km/h can be achieved.
Nevertheless, the dynamic performance of the Boxster S can be further enhanced. With the optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), the Boxster S reaches 100 km/h in 5.0 seconds and boasts a top speed of 277 km/h. The Launch Control feature of the optional Sport Chrono Package reduces the time to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h to just 4.8 seconds.