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(888) 840-2174
1168 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA
 
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(781) 202-3500
62 Cambridge Street
Burlington, MA
 
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(781) 234-2000
420 Providence Highway
Westwood, MA
 
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(508) 820-9322
196 Fountain St
Framingham, MA
 
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2005 Porsche Boxster and Boxster S Sports Cars

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2005 Porsche Boxster and Boxster S Sports Cars

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The Boxster comes standard with an improved five-speed, manual transmission. The Boxster S comes from the factory with a new standard six-speed manual, which is an option on the Boxster. Shifter travel has been reduced by 26 percent, giving Boxster a very short throw (the distance the shifter must travel between gears) making for very quick shifts. Reinforced syncromesh on the Boxster, and triple syncromesh on the S, has been applied between first and second gears. This makes low speed shifting easier, which is essential for those who drive in stop and go traffic when commuting. If you plan to use the Boxster as your daily ride, both transmissions are very smooth, and easy to live with.

The five-speed, Triptronic automatic transmission with manual shift mode has been improved as well. It is available on both the Boxster and the S. Although better than before, we continue to recommend the manual. It provides the best driving experience, now that low-speed, gear shifts are so easy. Porsche's are just best with manual transmissions. And we maintain the belief that true sports cars must have manual transmissions!

We would like to see Porsche offer a third transmission option, as do BMW and Audi. BMW offers a superb sequential gearbox with paddle shifters on the steering -- like a Formula One car - called a Sequential Manual Gearbox (SMG.) Audi offers the fabulous Direct Sequential Gearbox (DSG) which is the best of these new transmissions. Frankly, these new transmissions are so much fun, and give the driver so much control, that they should be offered on every performance car with a manual transmission.

Porsche is one of the best engine manufacturers in the world. he engines deliver power smoothly and quickly. Their engines have a distinctive sound, in the same way a Harley Davidson motorcycle does. The improvements to the air intake and exhaust systems have given the engines an even deeper and more throaty sound. Perhaps Porsche too should consider seeking a patent for that sound, the way Harley has.

Ride and Handling

Only the mid-engine Boxster and Boxster S handle better than the Porsche 911. Mid-engine cars have most of the weight located between the centerline of the front and rear wheels, so that the vehicle has perfect weight distribution. However perfect weight distribution isn’t the only factor that makes for a great handling car.

The 2005 Boxster features an all new steering system. Race car steering wheels need be turned only one, full turn in order to move the wheels as far as they will go in either direction. This is also known as "one turn lock to lock." Most passenger sedans require over three turns. Porsche reduced the Boxster’s from 2.9, to 2.6. Combining the smaller radi...

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2007 Porsche Boxster and Boxster S to Feature New, More Powerful Engines

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2007 Porsche Boxster and Boxster S to Feature New, More Powerful Engines

Atlanta, Georgia -- The 2007 Porsche Boxster and Boxster S mid-engined sports cars will be given more power and torque via new engines featuring Porsche VarioCam Plus. For the 2007 model year, the capabilities of the drop-top roadsters are also extended with an updated version of the optional Tiptronic(R) S automatic transmission and additional functions of the optional Sport Chrono Package.

The engines in the Boxster and Boxster S roadsters are now equipped with Porsche's VarioCam Plus, which provides both variable intake valve timing and lift control. Thanks to this system, the Boxster and Boxster S engines have characteristically strong pulling power, combined with high peak-output and impressive fuel efficiency.

The engine in the Boxster S has been enlarged from 3.2 to 3.4 liters, and now develops 295 horsepower at 6250 rpm - 15 horsepower more than its predecessor. Torque has also swelled 15 pound-feet, to 251 lb.-ft. The Boxster S sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds (0-100 km/h, 5.4 sec.) - a tenth of a second quicker than the previous model. This open sports car's top test-track speed has risen 2 mph to 169 mph (272 km/h).

The 2.7-liter Boxster engine now develops an additional 5 horsepower, bringing peak output to 245 horsepower. Torque has also increased, from 199 to 201 lb.-ft., peaking 100 rpm earlier with a broad torque plateau from 4600 to 6000 rpm. With the standard 5-speed manual transmission, the '07 Boxster accelerates from a standstill to 60 mph in just 5.8 seconds (0-100 km/h, 6.1 sec.), and has a top test-track speed of 160 mph (258 km/h). With the optional six-speed manual gearbox, top test-track speed increases to 162 mph (260 km/h).

For 2007, the Boxster and Boxster S can be optioned with the revised Tiptronic S transmission, which features new hydraulics and electronics to improve responsiveness, and also provides variable shift programs. Combined with the optional Sport Chrono Package, the sporting characteristics of both these mid-engined roadsters are enhanced. With the Sport mode engaged, up- and downshifts are only made at engine speeds above 3000 rpm, and downshifts for engine braking are subject to less delay and take place at higher engine speeds. In the manual-shift mode, up-shifts are not made automatically when the engine reaches its rev limiter.

Standard on the 2007 Boxster models is Porsche's Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), which continuously monitors the air pressure in each tire. Through its warning function, TPC not only offers extra safety, and the reduced risk of tire damage, but it also monitors any gradual loss of pressure from the tires, helping prevent inconsistent, or unequal tire wear and excessive fuel consumption.

On both new Boxster models, service...

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