All 986 and 987 Boxsters use the M96, a water-cooled, engine. The Boxster and Boxster S models received a facelift in 2008. The interior received a glove compartment, new electro-mechanical hood and trunk release mechanism with an electronic emergency release in the fuse box panel and an updated steering wheel. Knowing what the Boxster is really all about requires a twisty road. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter.
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NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. It chews through corners; its steering is scalpel-exact with a weight and resistance that defines the feed back an every day racer wants. The car is not named after the ; rather the islands also derive their name from the caiman. The automatic is responsive, and its manual shift gate works better than most rival systems, but it's still not the ideal choice for this sports car. The first generation Boxster was introduced in 1996; the second generation Boxster and the Cayman arrived in late 2005; and the third generation launched in 2012.
The bumpers were also changed slightly for a more defined, chiseled appearance, and new wheel designs were made available. In 2009, the Boxster models received several new cosmetic and mechanical upgrades, further increasing engine output and performance. Clean lines and flowing curves look like they have sprung to life from the designer's table. In 2004 and Porsche dedicated a limited edition of special Boxsters bearing the additional name Spyder, inspired by these legendary racing cars. Which is to say, you'll want to drive the Spyder without the silly lid at all times.
A wide range of finishes, materials, trims, and themes can be chosen or designed by the buyer. Its exterior design is sleek, eye-catching and available with a removable hardtop. Since the introduction of the fourth generation in 2016, the two models are marketed as the Porsche 718 Boxster and Porsche 718 Cayman. The base Cayman followed in July 2006. When the first Caymans arrived at dealerships for sale, the automaker four caimans at 's Zoo.
All Caymans were manufactured in Finland by Valmet Automotive. The steering wheel comes with a mode selector switch that includes a selection of Sports and Sports Plus driving modes, resulting in snappier throttle response at the cost of fuel efficiency. Whether you're attacking a twisty back road or cruising the boulevard, the steering is natural, brakes strong and intuitive, and the manual transmission shifts with ease. The stop sale was due to a fuel tank bracket that could puncture the fuel tank in certain collision instances. The new Boxster reflects the new design language from the and , and features new and revised engine and transmission specifications. The engines had a number of failures, resulting in cracked or slipped cylinder liners, which were resolved by a minor redesign and better control of the casting process in late 1999. External weight-saving changes include the removal of daytime running lights and fog lamps, and the electric-powered soft top is swapped out for a manual version.
My only complaint is that it is extremely loud in the middle gears, almost to the point of being unbearable. The weight-management, it seems, isn't simply a marketing gimmick. In fact, you'd be hard-pressed to find a sweeter, better-balanced machine for mountain-road carving. Archived from on 11 July 2011. Inside, the Porsche Communications Management system gets a larger 6. Porsche claims that the new generation Boxster provides fuel savings of 15% over the outgoing model.
Brakes a ventilated and cross-drilled for lasting stopping power. Steering is as good as it gets, with every seam of the road and every link to lateral cornering g delivered faithfully to your fingertips. Porsche settled a class-action lawsuit regarding the failures in 2013. This is a magnificent sports car. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter.
Though some competitors may be faster off the line, few connect as well with drivers as the Boxster. The center console and dash trim wear the same color as the car's exterior quite dramatic in my test car, which was white with red leather and the contrasting white interior paint. Everything else you see on these pages competes for second place. S versions are particularly strong as engine speed rises. A Boxster Spec racing series based on the early 1997—1999 2.