Porsche UK is offering a Sport Edition version of the Boxster and Boxster S at a MSRP of £36,450 and £43,110. The Sport Edition features Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and the SportDesign package. Also the Boxster’s five-speed manual gearbox is replaced with the six-speed manual ’box that’s standard on the Boxster S.
he Boxster S Sport Edition delivers the performance and practicality of the Boxster models blended with a sport-based specification to provide an unrivalled combination of power, agility and sheer enjoyment. Featuring a wealth of additional sporting options, both the visual and driving experience is enhanced bringing an even greater sense of occasion to the definitive roadster.
The SportDesign package retains the classic contours of the Boxster whilst refining aerodynamics and enhancing styling for an even more dynamic look. It incorporates lip spoiler elements for the front apron, a revised rear apron with diffuser design and an automatically extending rear spoiler designed according to the same slotted wing principle as the 911 Turbo.
Optional on the rest of the Boxster range, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is part of the standard specification of the Boxster Sport Edition models. PASM is an electronic damping control system offering continuous adjustment of individual damping forces based on current road conditions and driving style.
The Boxster Sport Edition is powered by water-cooled, six-cylinder boxer engines featuring four-valve cylinder heads. Each is equipped with VarioCam Plus producing greater power and torque. Other characteristics include a free-revving throttle, excellent cylinder charging and exceptionally smooth running characteristics. All engine components are individually selected for optimum balance. The resulting power output is 180 kW (245 bhp).
VarioCam Plus is combined with a twin-flow air intake to produce high levels of torque at low engine speeds as well as increased top-end power. The 2.7-litre Boxster develops 273 Nm of torque between 4,600 and 6,000 rpm.
The engine has a forged crankshaft running in seven main bearings. The special aluminium bearing bridge has integral support elements made from grey cast iron. While the aluminium makes for a lighter engine, the cast-iron elements minimise play across a wide range of operating temperatures. The result is a reduction in mechanical noise and even greater engine refinement. The valves are driven by dual overhead camshafts on each cylinder bank and hydraulic tappets with automatic clearance adjustment.
Fuel injection and ignition are accurately controlled by the Motronic ME7.8 engine management system. The Boxster Sport Edition also features an electronic throttle.
|Engine||Layout / number of cylinders||6||6|
|Displacement||3,387 cm³||3,387 cm³|
|Power||295 bhp||295 bhp|
|Max. torque (Nm) at rpm||340 Nm||340 Nm|
|at rpm||4,400 - 6,000||4,400 - 6,000|
|Performance||Top speed||272 km/h (169 mph)||264 km/h (164 mph)|
|Acceleration from 0 - 100 km/h (0 - 62 mph)||5.4 s||6.1 s|
|Acceleration from 0 - 160 km/h (0 - 99 mph)||11.8 s||13.6 s|
|Elasticity 80 - 120 km/h (50 - 75 mph)||6.6 s||6.3 s|
|Body||Length||4,329 mm||4,329 mm|
|Width||1,801 mm||1,801 mm|
|Height||1,292 mm||1,292 mm|
|Wheelbase||2,415 mm||2,415 mm|
|Drag coefficient (Cd)||0.30||0.31|
|Unladen weight (DIN)||1,355 kg||1,395 kg|
|Unladen weight (EG)||1,430 kg||1,470 kg|
|Permissible gross weight||1,630 kg||1,670 kg|
|Capacities||Fuel tank||64 litres||64 litres|
|Fuel consumption||Urban||15.3 l/km (18.5 mpg)||16.3 l/km (17.3 mpg)|
|Non-urban||7.8 l/km (36.2 mpg)||7.9 l/km (35.8 mpg)|