This gen Boxster S is a 3.4-litre flat six, naturally aspirated producing 315hp, with 266lb-ft torque, and is available in both PDK and 6-speed manual. The mid-engined sports convertible is a great fun drivers car, that has agile handling and strong grip on the road. It has a 0-62mph speed of 5.0 seconds with the PDK and when equipped with a Sports Chrono Pack can drop it further to just 4.8 seconds. Impressive figures, when considering that the 991 Carrera in a Manual would achieve 0-60mph in 4.6 seconds. Not much in it between the 2 cars, and when matched with the incredibly fast handling in the Boxster S, chances are this would be a faster option overall.


Capacity: 3436cc

Compression ratio: 12.5:1

Maximum Power: 315bhp @ 6700rpm

Maximum Torque: 360Nm @ 4500-5800rpm

Brakes: Front: 330mm discs; rear: 299mm discs.

Suspension: Lightweight spring-strut suspension

Wheels & Tyres: Front: 8J x 19 ET 57 with 235/40 ZR 19 tyres. Rear: 9.5J x 19 ET 45 with 265/40 ZR 19 tyres

Length: 4374mm

Width: 1801mm

Weight: 1320kg (Manual) 1350kg (PDK)

Did you Know?

The 981 Boxster S has a top speed of 172mph!