For 2009, the Boxster was treated to an upgraded engine and a six-speed gearbox (previoulsy only on the ‘S’ models). The new engine improved performance with 255bhp, while maximum torque rose to 290Nm. As with any mid-engined car, the way the Boxster carries speed is just fabulous: the controls are beautifully harmonised, the steering offers detailed feedback about grip and road surface without ever intruding, and the brake pedal offers incredible feel.


Capacity: 2893cc

Compression ratio: 11.5:1

Maximum Power: 255bhp @ 6400rpm

Maximum Torque: 290Nm @ 4600-6000rpm

Brakes: Front: 304mm discs; rear: 299mm discs. Servo assisted with ABS

Suspension: McPherson struts with coil springs and antiroll bar. Rear: McPherson struts with coil springs and antiroll bar

Wheels & Tyres: Front: 17×6.5J with 205/55ZR17 tyres. Rear: 17x8J with 235/50ZR17 tyres

Length: 4342mm

Width: 1801mm

Weight: >1335kg

Did you Know?

0-62mph: 5.9 seconds Top speed: 163mph