The Porsche Boxster is launched in its first generation (986) 1996. It was a roadster with rear center boxer engine (hence its name, which is formed by the contraction of the words Boxer+Roadster) with 2.5 liter and 6-cylinder. It was a line of business that saved the brand from bankruptcy at a time when sales were in decline. It became the best-selling brand, ahead of the 911. In 2005 Porsche launched the new generation of Boxsters, bigger, more powerful and much of the vices of his predecessor corrected. His aesthetic is based on the Carrera GT. The Roadsters are models of 2 seats, rear wheel drive and designed from the outset as a convertible (not derived from models of large series) and designed by and for the delight of its passengers. A model of 239 horses, which accelerates from 0 to 100 in 6.2 seconds, is an inexhaustible antidepressant.
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Six-cylinder boxer 2.7-liter, four valves per cylinder, dry sump lubrication, mounted as low as possible in the chassis and a coil for each cylinder. The motor is located at rear center position (ahead of the rear axle) in order to optimize weight distribution.
System VarioCam Plus variable valve timing that is formed by a phase shifter (which acts on the timing of valve opening) and a system that changes its elevation. It also has a variable intake system that changes the length of the intake ducts.
It has a maximum power of 245 hp at 6,500 rpm, which means it is able to extract a specific output of 91.2 hp. per liter of displacement and a maximum torque of 100 Nm per liter displacement (273 Nm in this case) that remains constant over a wide range of system: from 4,600-6,000 rpm.
5-speed “Tiptronic” with hydraulic torque converter and 5 speed. Possibility of fully automatic or semi-automatic operation clutchless shifting gears via paddles behind the steering wheel or through the use shifter. Transmission to the rear wheels.
Monocoque structure. Made of aluminum (both hoods) and steel of different strengths. Independent front and rear suspension with double wishbone geometry of overlapping and stabilizer bars.
Front disc brakes, ventilated 298 mm. Monoblock calipers.
Ventilated rear brake discs 299 mm. Monoblock calipers.
PSM (Porsche Stability Management).
ABS (Anti Blocking System).
Airbags for driver and passenger side.
Alarm, central locking, traction control, immobilizer, trip computer,
climate control, power seats, power steering, electric windows
alloy wheels, leather upholstery.
*The pictures correspond to the model and color of the actual car.