You can tell a good concept from the fact that it isn’t just short-term. We appear to have got something right.
Because the basic concept of the Boxster has lost none of its appeal in over 60 years.
Even though the gap between the Porsche 356 No.1, the 550 Spyder and the Boxster seems huge, it’s still an out-andout roadster. High performance, lightweight construction, sporting agility, pure driving pleasure – these values are reflected in every detail.
The newly developed 2.9-litre sixcylinder Boxer engine delivers a power output of 188 kW (255 hp) at 6,400 rpm and a maximum torque of 290 Nm at between 4,400 and 6,000 rpm.
The six-speed manual gearbox has been optimally matched to the new engine characteristics and increased power output. From a standing start, the Boxster accelerates to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.9 seconds. Or just 5.8 seconds with the new optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK).
Integrated centrally below the rear panel is a new stainless steel tailpipe which produces the distinctive Boxster sound. Another new development is the lightweight chassis.
New 17-inch Boxster III wheels with an open five-spoke design allow a clear view of the brake system with its black anodised four-piston aluminium monobloc fixed calipers. The front brake discs have been enlarged for even better braking performance.
Adding further to the stylish design of the Boxster are the front air intake grilles finished in the exterior colour.
The Boxster. A roadster that stirs emotions. Because it doesn’t just reflect the passion of our engineers, but over half a century of Porsche history.