The Boxster is equipped with a 2.7-litre flat-six engine with direct fuel injection (DFI) and VarioCam Plus. It generates 195 kW (265 hp) at 6,700 rpm. The maximum torque of 280 Nm is available over a broad engine speed range from 4,500 to 6,500 rpm.
The Boxster with six-speed manual gearbox accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 264 km/h. With the optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), it completes the 0 to 100 km/h sprint in 5.7 seconds and achieves a maximum speed of 262 km/h. In conjunction with the optional Sport Chrono Package, the sprint time is reduced to just 5.5 seconds.
The Boxster S is powered by a 3.4-litre flat-six engine with direct fuel injection (DFI) and VarioCam Plus. It develops 232 kW (315 hp) at 6,700 rpm and the maximum torque of 360 Nm is produced between 4,500 and 5,800 rpm.
The Boxster S with six-speed manual gearbox races from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds and reaches a top speed of 279 km/h. With optional PDK, an acceleration time of 5.0 seconds and a maximum speed of 277 km/h are achieved. In conjunction with the optional Sport Chrono Package, the Boxster S with PDK finishes the sprint in only 4.8 seconds.