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Porsche Boxster

Porsche Boxster

Porsche's first new car in 20 years had to do two things: boost the company's flagging profits, and bring a supercar to the masses. It did both successfully, mid remained a strong seller into the 21st century. Using Porsche's famed engine layout of six horizontally opposed cylinders, the Boxster's was slightly different being mid-ships, giving near perfect weight distribution. With an output of 204bhp (152kW) at 6,000rpm, the Boxster needs to be revved, and is at its best with the motor near the redline. Being relatively lightweight made the car very responsive in corners and the brilliant steering further enhanced this. The car wasn't just a peal driver's machine, however, because with good trunk and hood space, it was practical. The interior went way beyond the dated ergonomics of the 911, while i In- convertible roof felt like a hardtop in reality, such was the build quality.

Porsche Boxster Specifications

Top speed:149 mph (238 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):6.9 sec
Engine type:Flat six
Displacement:151 ci (2,480 cc)
Transmission:6-speed manual
Max power:204 bhp (152 kW) @ 6,000 rpm
Max torque:181 lb ft (245 Nm) @ 4,500 rpm
Weight:2,756 lb (1,252 kg)
Economy:23.5 mpg (8.3 km/I)
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