2004 Porsche Boxster review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 20 May 2006 , 13:05:28 byEmil

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Porsche Boxster

The Porsche Boxster is a pure expression of a unique engineering philosophy.

A philosophy driven by a tradition of originality and the quest for optimum performance.

Take a powerful six-cylinder ?boxer? engine and mount it low within the body of the car with a mid-engine layout. What you end up with is a natural agility while creating generous front and rear cargo space.

In historical terms, the essence of the Boxster can be found in the earliest examples of the Porsche roadster: the original 356/1 from 1948 and the legendary 550 Spyder. More than fifty years later, that concept has evolved into its most refined and accomplished form.

A car rooted in pure engineering principles. Filled with pure emotion.

The Porsche Boxster is a direct descendent of the original Porsche roadster. Offering a driving experience that is steeped in tradition, yet utterly distinctive and unique.

Turn the key, and the engine comes to life with the familiar flat-six sound.

Perfectly positioned between the cockpit and rear axle, the engine develops 225 hp (SAE) from a displacement of 2.7 liters. Maximum torque of 192 lb-ft is available at 4,700 rpm. Equipped with a five-speed manual gearbox, the Boxster combines an eager throttle with optimized cylinder charging to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 6.4 seconds. Maximum speed is a remarkable 157 mph (253 km/h).

The suspension is identical to that on the Boxster S, but with a slightly smoother setup. Lightweight materials are used throughout the chassis to help maximize stability and improve response. Straight-line performance is smooth and consistent, as is high-speed mid-corner handling.

The brakes are equipped with four-piston monobloc aluminum fixed calipers offering powerful performance while minimizing unsprung weight.

Above all, however, the most important feature is the car?s singular perfection on the road. This exceptional versatility makes it the ideal choice for everything from long-distance touring to demanding track day use.