The second generation Porsche was launched in 2004 and become available for model year 2005. The very face of the car with its new headlight design, the silhouette of the Boxster with its new, even more muscular line contours, the larger wheels, as well as the rear end with its new, even more striking joints and seams all look familiar and well-acquainted, but are nevertheless even clearer, firmer and more functional in style than before.
Comparing to 2005 Boxster, the new model will feature an updated front fascia and LED headlamps and also redesigned, and much rounder, air intakes. Also there will be new ear bumper and completely new LED taillights. These changes are also expected to appear in the next Cayman coupe.
The 2008 Boxster will feature the new technology called Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) which is supposed to lower the fuel consumption of individual models by over eight percent (NEDC). According to Porsche the DFI will increase the power on the new Boxster with 13%, so if will be to believe that, the 2008 Porsche will be powered by a Flat-6 engine delivering around 270 hp. This will help the new Boxster to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds and have a top speed of 165 mph.
The open-top two-seater, available in two engine versions, has retained all the strengths of its successful predecessor and added even more emotion, performance and dynamism. It is a sports car built to appeal to all the senses.
Audi offers a choice of two engines for its new TT Roadster. The 3.2-liter V6 power unit generates 184 kW (250 bhp) and is coupled to the quattro drive system as standard. The 2.0 TFSI engine, which blends turbocharging with petrol direct injection technology, delivers 147 kW (200 bhp) to the front wheels. Both model variants can be ordered with the innovative S tronic dual-clutch gearbox as an alternative to the standard six-speed manual shift.
Audi TT Roadster
The two-liter TFSI is a real all-rounder. It responds spontaneously to the accelerator, revs up eagerly and delivers ample pulling power even at very low engine speeds. The undersquare engine puts 280 Nm of torque onto the crankshaft even at engine speeds as low as 1,800 rpm, and is able to keep this high level of torque constant up to 5,000 rpm. The nominal power output of 147 kW (200 bhp) is available between 5,100 and 6,000 rpm. The Audi TT Roadster 2.0 TFSI accelerates to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds (in the version featuring S tronic) and on to a top speed of 237 km/h. It clocks up 100 kilometers on an average of 7.8 litres of premium-grade fuel, irrespective of transmission type.
Even more power is on tap from the V6 engine with its 3,189 cm3 capacity. Its peak torque of 320 Nm is available at engine speeds as low as 2,500 to 3,000 rpm, and its output of 184 kW (250 bhp) at 6,300 rpm. The variable intake manifold optimises cylinder filling still further. The new Audi TT Roadster 3.2 quattro with S tronic sprints from a standing start to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds. Its top speed is 250 km/h .