The Boxster combines open-top driving with performance which at Porsche has its origins on the racetrack.
As an option, for both models we offer the Sport Chrono Package which enables even sportier tuning of the chassis and engine and guarantees even more driving pleasure.
Selecting the SPORT button on the centre console activates ‘Sport’ mode, which makes throttle response significantly more immediate, adjusts the rev-limiter to a harder setting, and tunes the engine dynamics for performance driving.
The optional Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) also switches to ‘Sport’ mode, which offers harder damping and more direct steering and, therefore, better road holding.
With the optional PDK in automatic mode, gearshift points are delayed until the upper rev range. The shift times are shorter, the gear changes sportier. At low rates of deceleration, the system initiates a swifter, brake-induced downshift. In manual mode, gear changes are faster and more dynamic.
In ‘Sport’ mode, the PSM intervenes later for increased longitudinal and lateral dynamics. PSM now affords greater manoeuvrability under braking and exit acceleration, especially at low speeds.
For maximum dexterity, PSM can be set to standby while the car is still in ‘Sport’ mode. For safety, it is set to intervene automatically only when ABS assistance is required on both the front wheels.
A key component of the Sport Chrono Package is the swivelmounted timer in the centre of the dashboard with analogue and digital display.
In combination with the optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), the Sport Chrono Package offers two additional functions that are activated by the SPORT PLUS button.
First, ‘Launch Control’, which ensures you achieve the fastest possible rate of acceleration from a standing start – on the race track, for example. ‘Launch Control’ is operated via the SPORT PLUS button with the ‘D’ or ‘M’ drive position selected. Whilst the driver depresses the brake pedal with the left foot, the right foot depresses the accelerator pedal to the floor. With the accelerator in the kickdown position, the system detects the driver’s request for Launch Mode and revs the engine to an optimum speed of approximately 6,500 rpm. Engine torque increases and the clutch closes slightly. The message ‘Launch Control’ appears in the display on the PDK steering wheel. The driver now quickly releases the brake – and prepares for maximum acceleration.
Second, the ‘motorsport-derived gearshift strategy’. Using this, PDK is geared up for maximum shift speed, the shortest possible shift times and optimum shift points for maximum acceleration – ideal for the racetrack.
On request, the optional Porsche Communication Management (PCM) can be combined with the Sport Chrono Package Plus. In addition to the functions of the Sport Chrono Package, it includes a personal memory function in the new PCM and a performance display for evaluating lap times.