Stuttgart. The Porsche roadster models Boxster and Boxster S have been named best sports cars by “Automobile Magazine” in the United States. In its All-Star Awards for 2004, “Automobile Magazine” – a monthly publication with a circulation of 500,000 copies – awarded the title of “Best Sports Car” to the roadster from Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. The awards were announced at the Detroit Motor Show.
Despite stiff competition, the Boxster received more than 50 per cent of the votes cast by employees of the magazine worldwide. This is the third time that the Boxster has received a prestigious All-Star Award from “Automobile Magazine”.
The Detroit Motor Show is currently hosting the world première of the special edition Boxster S entitled “50 Years of 550 Spyder”. With output increased by a further six bhp to 266 bhp, this limited edition anniversary model – with just 1,953 units produced – is the most powerful Boxster in Porsche’s history.
Since being launched in the autumn of 1996, more than 150,000 units of the Boxster have been sold worldwide. The roadster has far exceeded the company’s original expectations.