Boxster An equation of excellence

Developing a sports car as successful as the first-generation Boxster into something even better is a delicate task. Yet it is precisely the kind of engineering exercise at which Porsche engineers excel. Perhaps it's a by-product of our being, from the very beginning, racers. No one thrived on the technical challenges of motorsports competition more than Professor Ferry Porsche, and under his guidance the Porsche philosophy was set in stone: Evolve carefully, always seeking an equation of excellence.

As a result, each detail of today's Boxster must contribute to the overall balance of power, agility and pure driving pleasure.

Power? The Boxster's flat-six engine is mounted in the center, ahead of the rear axle line. Its 2.7-liter displacement provides 240 horsepower at 6400 rpm. Aided by a low center of gravity and mid-engine layout, the Boxster accelerates from a standstill to 60 mph in just 5.9 seconds.

The five-speed manual transmission, the optional six-speed manual transmission and the five-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission have ratios configured to match the Boxster engine's dynamic performance characteristics.

Both manual transmissions—five-and six-speed—feature a perfectly orchestrated short-throw action. Grab the shifter: The next gear is yours in the blink of an eye.

Agility? The Boxster chassis uses lightweight design, materials and construction to achieve razor-sharp handling. The 17-inch Boxster II wheels further that aim. Visible behind the spokes—finished in black anodizing—are four-piston, monobloc aluminum brake calipers. All four discs are cross-drilled and vented to match the new power of the engine.

Driving pleasure? Proof of this lies not in any specification list—that kind of evidence can only be gathered firsthand. Your Porsche dealer can arrange for a thorough test drive. After all, excellence cannot truly be appreciated until you are part of the equation.

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