On launch, the 2.0 Boxster was accompanied by the more powerful 2.5 Boxster S. This increased the performance from 300hp with 380Nm torque, up to 350hp with 420Nm torque. There are some nice visuals that make the S stand-out more, such as the increase from 18-inch to 19-inch alloys and red brake callipers. The Boxster S can get to 0-62mph in as little as 4.2 seconds if fitted with a PDK and Sports Chrono Pack. Outstanding figures considering the price difference between this car and a 911. However, the Boxster S isn’t exactly cheap, where the starting price is currently from £59,000.
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Maximum Power: 350bhp @ 6500rpm
Maximum Torque: 420Nm @ 1900-4500rpm
Brakes: Front: 330mm discs; rear: 299mm discs.
Suspension: Lightweight spring-strut suspension
Wheels & Tyres: Front: 8 J x 19 ET 57 with 235/40 ZR 19 tyres. Rear: 10 J x 19 ET 49 with 265/40 ZR 19 tyres
Weight: 1355kg (Manual) , 1385kg (PDK)
Did you Know?
The Boxster, unlike the 911 is mid-engined, meaning it has 2 storages at the front and rear lids.