Spending time in the virtual world can be great fun. The only thing is, you can’t feel the wind against your skin as you accelerate through every twist and turn. The Boxster celebrates real life. Whether it is known as a design classic, a powerful mid-engined sports car or a pure-bred roadster, it does full justice to its famous predecessors, such as the 356 No. 1 or the 550 Spyder.
We were faced with the question of how it could do so in the future. As ever, the answer was to be found in the harmonious blending of style with functionality and of tradition with innovation. But what is harmony? Something quaint? Something soft and delicate? Not for us. This is why we have refined our idea of what a roadster should be and honed and sharpened it to give it a completely new expression.
We achieved this with more performance – with more efficiency. With innovative technologies and intelligent lightweight construction. With a sporty exterior and interior with aesthetically appealing lines and curves in all the right places.
The spirit of the pure-bred roadster is very much alive and kicking. More independent than ever before, it is even more powerful, visceral and intense.
- Air Conditioning
- Automatic Climate Control
- Auto Start/Stop
- CD/DVD Autochanger
- Floor Mats
- Manual Transmission
- Reversing Camera
- Sport Chrono Package
- Universal Audio Interface
|Layout / number of cylinders||6|
|@ rpm||6,700 rpm|
|Compression ratio||12.5 : 1|
|Top Track Speed||173 mph|
|0 - 60 mph||4.8 s|
|Manual Gearbox||6-speed with dual-mass flywheel and self-adjusting clutch|
|Maximum payload||739 lbs|
|Curb weight||2910 lbs|
|Luggage compartment volume||5.3 cu. ft. (front) / 4.6 cu. ft. (rear)|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||16.9 gal.|
The Boxster models have electromechanical steering. With a variable steering ratio, the steering system responds precisely, directly and more efficiently, as you would expect from a Porsche. The electric motor uses energy only when the steering wheel is actually turned. And the absence of hydraulic fluid eliminates the need for servicing. Power steering Plus, the optional speed-sensitive power steering system, ensures easier manoeuvring and parking, thus providing even greater comfort.
The Boxster concept was designed to offer outstanding cornering performance. The steering system delivers and it even improves the typical Porsche steering feel. It features a variable steering ratio and responds precisely and directly as well as providing customary agility, a high level of comfort and plenty of direct feedback from the road. Power steering Plus, the optional speed-sensitive power-steering system, minimises steering effort during manoeuvring and parking.