The Porsche Boxster launched for the 1997 model year featuring a rigid chassis providing athletic handling. The first Porsche Boxster kept costs down by sharing components with the larger Porsche 911. Its mid-engined layout gives excellent handling by keeping its mass low and centered in the car.
The Porsche Boxster launched with a 2.5-litre flat 6-cylinder engine paired with a five-speed manual and automatic gearboxes, while the Porsche Boxster S had a 252 horsepower 3.2-litre flat-6 with a six-speed manual transmission. The Porsche Boxster's suspension was designed to avoid the snap oversteer that is present in some mid-engined cars by countering it with progressive understeer to inspire driver confidence. The second-generation Porsche Boxster arrived in 2005 with shorter gear ratios to aid acceleration and stronger engines, allowing for higher revs.
Lighter and stronger
The third-generation Porsche Boxster launched in 2013 and, thanks to greater use of aluminum in its construction, was much lighter than its predecessor. The standard transmission was now a six-speed manual, and the car came with improved handling electronics, active suspension management and torque vectoring to aid cornering. The fourth-generation Porsche Boxster debuted in 2017 with turbocharged 4-cylinder engines for the first time, though the flat-6 returned in 2019 with the 4.0-litre Porsche Boxster Spyder producing 414 horsepower. The Porsche Boxster's suspension has been continually strengthened and refined for even better handling.
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