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  Porsche - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Porsche has a reputation for producing high-end sports vehicles that, despite their high performance, are reliable and tractable enough to be used for daily driving, and of high manufacturing quality and durability.
Ferdinand Porsche's grandson, Ferdinand Piëch, was chairman and CEO of the Volkswagen Group from 1993 to 2002.
The Porsche 917 is considered one of the most iconic sports racing cars of all time and gave Porsche their first Le Mans win while the Group C Porsche 956/962C is one of the most successful sports prototype racers ever produced.
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 Porsche Boxster Concept - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 Full Test: 1998 Porsche Boxster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Porsche, however, got it right the first time: the Boxster comes standard with a six-cylinder engine and a five-speed manual transmission, with an optional Tiptronic auto-manual transmission.
In fact, Boxsters are selling so well that they’ve had to open a plant in Finland just to keep up with a demand that has not tapered off since the car’s introduction.
Used Boxsters are appreciating in value on the market, sometimes selling for $5,000 more than the cost of a new one.
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 PORSCHE BOXSTER S   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Porsche's new Boxster may sit at the bottom of the sportscar makers' pile, but that doesn't mean it lacks any of the marque's historical character or single-minded approach.
The Boxster is suspended by coil springs, variable rate at the front, a maze of aluminium suspension arms and using variable-ratio rack and pinion steering, it appears Porsche has spent the maximum amount of time getting the suspension right.
Then there is the fact that Porsche's service and support structure isn't fully operational yet or that fuel of a higher octane is only available at select outlets, or the fact that the canvas top may not be as perfectly watertight a few years from now.
www.indiacar.com /roadtest/roadtest_new/boxster_a_july05   (1721 words)

 2005 Porsche Boxster Review -- ROAD & TRAVEL Magazine
Zero to 60 mph is reached in 6.2 seconds with the Boxster and 5.5 seconds in the Boxster S. recent foray down the Austrian Autobahn, and a subsequent back road expedition through the picturesque Alpine countryside, proved this baby Porsche's mettle.
The 5-speed manual gearbox of the Boxster is carried over from the previous model, while a new 6-speed manual operates in the Boxster S. Shift travel on the new manual transmission has been reduced by approximately 15%, while the original 5-speed has been improved by an astounding 27%.
Distinctive on the Boxster are fl epoxy finished calipers, while the Boxster S displays a red color scheme.
www.roadandtravel.com /roadtests/reviews/2005roadtests/newcarreviews/porscheboxster.htm   (497 words)

 Porsche Boxster News
Porsche Cars North America, Inc., importer and distributor of Porsche sports cars and Cayenne SUVs in the United States and Canada, today announced its best-ever March sales in the United States.
Porsche AG of Stuttgart, Germany, is now offering a SportDesign package for the Boxster and Boxster S roadster models.
Porsche's rapidly expanding model range could be swelled by two more new models by the end of the decade, according to German media reports, giving the German company a seven-model lineup.
www.topix.net /autos/porsche-boxster   (639 words)

 Porsche Boxster & Boxster S
Compared with the rest of the Porsche sports car range, the most amazing thing about the Boxster S is the price.
The front end of the Boxster is almost identical to the 911 apart from slightly different headlights and side indicators.
The cabin is to the same high standard, with exactly the same controls and instruments, and from the driver's seat the view is identical.
www.infoideas.net /Porsche-Boxster   (295 words)

 Inside Line: Full Test: 2005 Porsche Boxster S - Plenty of Porsche Magic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
According to Porsche, nearly 55 percent of the newly redesigned 2005 Boxster and Boxster S comes directly from the newly redesigned 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera, including the steering, front structure, seats and electronics.
The base Boxster rides on standard 17-inch rubber and is powered by a 2.7-liter horizontally opposed six-cylinder rated at 240 hp at 6,400 rpm and 199 pound-feet of torque at 4,700 rpm.
Of course the key is to the left of the steering wheel, which is a Porsche must, and the window switches have been moved to the door panel, which is proper old school 911 stuff.
www.edmunds.com /insideline/do/Drives/FullTests/articleId=105588   (1574 words)

 Preview: '03 Porsche Boxster - The Car Connection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Porsche had taken us to the area to try the 2003 Boxster, which will go on sale in August.
The Boxster was introduced in 1996 and has remained unchanged since, although the more powerful 'S' version was added to the range in 1999.
An eight-year model run is fairly lengthy these days, even for a firm like Porsche, but it has to be remembered that back in 1996 the Stuttgart firm, now the most profitable carmaker in the world, was struggling back to solvency.
www.thecarconnection.com /Vehicle_Reviews/Sports_Convertibles/Preview_03_Porsche_Boxster.S184.A5033.html   (1086 words)

 Porsche Boxster
Porsche has taken flak on both counts but you have to admire the company's commitment to design and concept in these fickle times.
Inevitably, though, the Boxster has put on a few pounds so outright performance has barely changed: top speed is now pegged at 166mph with the 0-60mph sprint coming up in 5.5 secs.
A stiffer bodyshell is a good starting point for the Porsche chassis gurus to work their suspension magic, although the choice of 19-inch wheels might be a questionable one for Brit buyers.
www.pistonheads.com /doc.asp?c=105&i=9542   (1177 words)

 Independent Online Edition > Road Tests   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The new Boxster is in its element being pushed to the limit on a tight circuit.
Porsche's meanness when it comes to optional extras is legendary and, thus, the standard Boxster comes with seats and a wheel and not much else.
The Porsche 914 (1969-75) was the original "poor-man's Porsche", developed, like the 924 that superseded it, in partnership with Volkswagen.
motoring.independent.co.uk /road_tests/article306535.ece   (826 words)

 Porsche Boxster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Porsche was sure to follow the trend but it prefered to show up in the market late.
The Porsche Boxster introduced in the late 1996 has taken the crown of the roadster segment.
Still some pure Porsche enthusiasts have been complaining that the 2.5lt engine just wasn't powerful enough, so mid-1999 saw the introduction of the 3.2 liter Boxster S which with 252 hp should silence all doubterst.
www.fantasycars.com /Porsche_Boxster/porsche_boxster.html   (179 words)

 Porsche Boxster S - RSportsCars.com
The six-speed manual is standard equipment on the 2006 Porsche Boxster S. The six-speed manual was built especially for the Boxster S and has reinforced synchromesh rings on all gears.
Optional on the 2006 Porsche Boxster S is Porsche’s Tiptronic S fivespeed automatic transmission that allows for manual gear changing by way of the shift lever on the center console or via fingertip controls located on the crossbar of the steering wheel.
All seats in the second-generation Boxster S are mounted as low as possible, helping to lower the center of gravity and enhance driving dynamics.
www.rsportscars.com /eng/cars/porsche_boxster.asp   (531 words)

 Porsche Boxster
Porsche upgraded the interior of the standard Boxster for 2000 with a new soft-touch grain instrument panel and other interior trim and for 2001 has further enhanced the driving quarters.
Porsche gave the Boxster a performance boost for model year 2000 when it replaced the original 201-horsepower 2.5-liter engine with a 217-horsepower 2.7-liter version of the boxer six.
Boxster customers can choose between the precisely shifting standard five-speed manual transmission and the optional Tiptro n i c ® S five-speed automatic transmission.
www.autointell.com /sports_cars/porsche/porsche-boxster/porsche23.htm   (419 words)

 Porsche Boxster & Boxster S   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
When Porsche launched the Boxster here in mid-1997, it was only the sixth entirely new vehicle platform the company had ever brought to market, and it remains a strong seller and remarkably fresh from a dynamics standpoint.
As before, manual gearboxes are standard fare (five cogs for the Boxster and six for the S version), with a Tiptronic S autobox optionally available on either.
Porsche engineers redesigned the drop-top by adding a fourth roof bracket to enable the use of a heated glass window.
www.scottmeadphoto.com /photojournalism/porsche_boxster_&_boxster_s.htm   (422 words)

 2005 Porsche Boxster Review | AutoSite Car Previews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The new 2005 Boxster, endowed with many of the same improvements bestowed upon the 911, goes on sale shortly after the first of the year.
The 2005 Porsche Boxster S gets a 3.2-liter engine generating 22 additional ponies over last year, for a total of 280.
Porsche Stability Management (PSM) is standard on the 2005 Porsche Boxster, and Porsche Active Stability Management (PASM) is optional.
www.aicautosite.com /Previews/2005-porsche-boxster.asp   (778 words)

 2003 Porsche Boxster Prices and Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
All Boxsters come with side airbags and a power soft top, which for '03 exchanges a plastic rear window for one of heated glass.
The Consumer Guide® 2003 Porsche Boxster road test gives you a quick snapshot of the vehicle's performance with pros, cons, and numeric ratings.
We can connect you with a local Porsche dealer that not only meets the highest standards of customer service, but one who will provide you with a great new-car price quote on a 2003 Porsche Boxster -- hassle free.
auto.consumerguide.com /auto/new/reviews/full/index.cfm/id/23322.htm   (857 words)

 CarReview.com - Porsche Boxster Reviews
The Boxster is powered by a 2.5L 201-hp H6 with the option of a 5-speed manual overdrive or a 5-speed automatic overdrive transmission.
The Boxsters handling is one of its strong suits.
Boxster is more of a wine country cruiser that can be dragged out to a track event.
www.carreview.com /cat/automobiles/sports-cars/Porsche/PRD_144_1528crx.aspx   (1230 words)

 2005 Porsche Boxster Prices and Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Porsche redesigned its least-expensive car for 2005, giving it more power, a new interior, and revised styling.
The Consumer Guide® 2005 Porsche Boxster road test gives you a quick snapshot of the vehicle's performance with pros, cons, and numeric ratings.
We can connect you with a local Porsche dealer that not only meets the highest standards of customer service, but one who will provide you with a great new-car price quote on a 2005 Porsche Boxster -- hassle free.
auto.consumerguide.com /auto/new/reviews/full/index.cfm/id/38222   (1017 words)

 Porsche Boxster - by Gavin Farmer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Launched on a welcoming public in 1995, the mid-engined two-seater Boxster was the affordable real Porsche that so many had been waiting for.
Developed by Porsche in response to a show-stealing Audi concept car in the mid-nineties, the Boxster drew heavily on Porsche design heritage.
The Boxster sold well from its launch, and it remains one of the most popular cars in its category today.
www.motorbooks.com /Store/ProductDetails_18714.ncm   (246 words)

 Porsche Boxster - European Car Magazine
Of all the Porsche dreams inspired in the years since that fateful October evening in 1955, most of them probably featured a Spyder in the starring role.
The various fl plastic trim bits were all removed and painted to match the leather, while areas like the center dash and console between the seats were color-matched to the body.
Porsche executives sent the two packing back to the States and later even attempted imposing a cease-and-desist order to squash the project altogether.
europeancarweb.com /features/0506ec_boxster   (1105 words)

 Porsche Boxster & Boxster S
Porsche have revised their Boxster range, adding more power and improved features without increasing the list prices!
The Boxster S features this new design Alloy Wheel, though Carrera Turbo replicas are available as an upgrade.
Porsche stole another accolade this month by taking 4th place in the Top Gear car survey 2002 for the Boxster.
www.cars-cars-cars.org /Porsche_Boxster.htm   (267 words)

 First Drive: 2005 Porsche Boxster
Porsche launched the Boxster in 1997, and since then, it's spent much of its time in the shadow of its famous big brother, the 911.
Bad enough that the Boxster has had to duke it out in the marketplace with the likes of the BMW Z4, Chevy Corvette and Honda S2000, the biggest challenge it faced was not from competition without, but rather from comparisons within.
Weighing the Boxster against the vaunted 911 is probably inevitable, given its lineage, but this has kept some people from seeing the car in its own light, and that's a shame.
www.autoweb.com /content/shared/articles/templates/index.cfm/article_id_int/304   (266 words)

 The Truth About Cars - Porsche Boxster S   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Boxster’s variable-ratio steering rack and [optional] 19” wheels responded to the smallest steering input with a fencer’s speed, a surgeon’s precision and a Rottweiler’s tenacity.
(The Boxster S sprints to sixty in a scarcely credible 5.2 seconds, races from to the ton in 12 and tops out at an entirely respectable 167mph.) But what really separates the Boxster from the 911-- or any other sports car you can name-- is its handling.
In practice, the difference between the “old” Boxster and the latest iteration is the difference between owning a pair of prescription sunglasses and wearing them.
www.thetruthaboutcars.com /content/11098635441210219713/index.php   (852 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on 2005 Porsche Boxster at Epinions.com
Given that Porsche is the most esteemed manufacturer of sub-exotic sports cars, this gap in my experience requires an explanation.
Boxsters have suffered from interiors with a cheaper look and feel than most expect in a $50,000 car.
The Boxster is fairly roomy for a sports car, especially compared to less expensive fare from Mazda and Toyota.
www.epinions.com /content_179278483076   (2190 words)

 Porsche Boxster Reviews and Ratings - 2003 Porsche Boxster
Hard to believe, but the Porsche Boxster is already in its seventh year.
Boxster's mid-engine design and athletic chassis are balanced and forgiving and make almost anyone look good, no matter what twists the roadways throw at you.
Boxster makes the cut, thanks to the efficiency of its original design, carefully tended with upgrades.
www.autobytel.com /content/research/reviews/index.cfm/action/DisplayPro/aid/138663/Make_vch/Porsche/Model_vch/Boxster/Year_si/2003   (915 words)

 The Porsche 986 Boxster
The Boxster is available with two types of seat, both with electrical backrest adjustment: either the sporting but comfortable standard seat or the sports seat with even better support at the side.
The flow of coolant is the same as on Porsche's racing engines, applying the cross-flow principle to keep all cylinders and combustion chambers at the same, consistent level of temperature.
The Tiptronic S transmission on the Boxster differs from its counterpart in the 911 not only through the number of gears, but also through the configuration and use of the selector lever.
vista.pca.org /stl/986.htm   (1078 words)

 R&T ROADandTRACK.com -- Road Tests, Comparison Tests: Fun Factor (8/2005)
Do it in a Boxster S and the whole sequence seems one fluid, interconnected move.
Mid-engine cars have a well-deserved reputation for being twitchy at the limit, but the Boxster seems to regain rear grip just as quickly as it loses it...and losing it in the first place takes some doing.
But that rear bite isn't at the expense of excessive understeer either — the front tires seem to cling to asphalt like geckos to a stucco wall, the shock damping and suspension geometry doing their utmost to maintain grip.
www.roadandtrack.com /article.asp?section_id=7&article_id=2489&page_number=11   (215 words)

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