Porsche Boxster

2013-01-09 06:45:36

The story of the model Porsche Boxster.

Short history.  

Porsche Boxster - Porsche roadster with a six-cylinder boxer engine positioned longitudinally in the center.

The model of the first generation appeared in 1996, and was like a heir of Porsche 944. On the machine was installed engine with capacity of 2.9 liters with 220 hp. The car consists on 20-30% of parts from the older model 911 (body 996), including elements of the exterior and interior. In the year 2000 appeared modification - Porsche Boxster S, main difference of which was engine - 3.4 liters and 252 hp.

In 2005, the model was replaced by a new generation. The new machines had remaked engines. Modified Boxster’s power increased in 25 hp and Boxster S in 43 hp, modified chassis, and also the design of the exterior and interior. Later appeared car Porsche Cayman, which structurally closely follows the Porsche Boxster.


Detailed history.

The bad plight of Porsche company at the time was saved by Wendelin Wiedeking. This person decided to design and launch a series of new car based on different construction principles, which was an extension of traditional Porsche sports cars. This project required the fivefold cost of Porsche company. Democratic by price, possessing another layout of engine in the back of a completely new forms of the  body, Porsche Boxster immediately became the leader of sales.

As a basis of design model Porsche Boxster cars took speedsters - 356 Speedster and 550 Spyder. The name of new Porsche was caused by the peculiarities of its construction – boxer is the type of engine, Roadster - the type of vehicle body.

The time has shown that the management and engineers made nice work. Since the appearance and up to 2003, that is 7 years, Porsche Boxster hold the lead in sales volumes of Porsche cars and pulled out the car out of the financial abyss.

Porsche Boxter was first debuted in 1996 and it has produced with only one body variant - Roadster with soft roof and in addition to it - hard roof. The car became the prototype of model of the fifties of the twentieth century - 550 Spyder.

The fall of 2004 model was updated, but familiar face didn’t changed. There was only a little changes in width, increased wheel arches and air intakes on the rear fenders. The car has become more elegant and aggressive at the same time. And the main difference between the modern model of the previous Boxter is oval headlamps with integrated turn signals. Today, fog lights and turn signal repeaters are located in the front bumper. Among other things, bumpers also changed, rear fenders became more expressive thanks to increased air intake cooling system and 18-inch wheels. New car model Boxster is the safest in its class, as it began to set even side airbags for head protection.

Ordinary base Boxter and Boxter S descended from the conveyor almost simultaneously. The first is driven by boxer engine of 2.7 liters and output of 240 horsepower and a five-speed manual transmission. The maximum speed is 256 kilometers per hour, and the acceleration time is 6.2 seconds. Boxter S has a 3.2-liter engine with an output of 280 horsepower and a six-speed manual transmission. From zero to 100 kilometers per hour accelerates in 5.5 seconds and top speed is 268 kilometers per hour. For those who love the automatic transmission, proposed a five-step automatic Tiptronic, which has a manual shift mode. Engine is located deep in the car, which gives it extra stability and volumetric space for luggage at the front and rear.

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