2001 Porsche Boxster review and pictures

Posted on Sunday, 5 March 2006 , 21:03:59 byEmil

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Porsche Boxster

The Porsche Boxster is a mid-engine roadster with a design that echoes such classic mid-engine Porsche sports/racing cars as the 550 Spyder and RS60. The Boxster gets its name from a combination of the classic Porsche horizontally opposed six-cylinder "boxer" engine and its roadster body. Powered by a 2.7-liter, 217-horsepower six-cylinder boxer engine, the Boxster features an E-Gas "drive-by-wire" throttle, a standard five-speed manual transmission, and it can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 km/h) in 6.6 seconds. The Porsche Tiptronic S five-speed automatic transmission is available as an option. The standard power convertible roof lowers in just 12 seconds, and an aluminum hardtop is optional.