Sunday, April 6, 2008

The Porsche Boxster

The Porsche Boxster is a staple of the Porsche line of sports cars. The Porsche Boxster was the first car designed by raymond Barth designed from the beggining as a roadster vehichle. Previously all Porsche sports cars were based on hardtop coupes. The Boxster was intorduced in 1996 and became available commercially in 1997. This first generation Boxster was the 986, and featured a 2.5 litre flat six cylinder engine. The first generation Boxster was designed as a more affordable version of a Porsche car, but that maintained the luxury allure associated with the Porsche brand. The name of the Porchse Boxster comes from combining the words "boxer" (due to its shape), and "roadster."

In 2010 the new Boxster will appear with a brand new design. Since all previous generations of the car were essentially the same with only minor chnages, the new 2010 Boxster will see significant changes to the body. The 2010 is said to draw from the design of the current car, but will feature a larger engine and more horsepower.

The Porsche Boxster Features:

  • 2.7 litre six-cylinder engine
  • 245 horsepower
  • 201 pound-feet of torque
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Great handling


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bill02116 said...

I love the look and drive of the Boxster, but I just bought a 1999 model in immaculate condition with only 18,000 miles on it, and it threw a rod and needed a new engine within the first month. I heard that some Boxsters had some serious engine problems, but I wasn't expecting that. And I was surprised that Porsche didn't stand behind the product. Is this a common problem?

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