2004 Porsche Boxster S review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 20 May 2006 , 20:05:42 byEmil

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Porsche Boxster S

Today?s Boxster S is the most powerful roadster that Porsche has ever created.

As you press the throttle, the 3.2-liter engine sends the rev counter racing round the dial. By the time it reaches 6,200 rpm, there?s a full 258 hp at your disposal. Maximum torque of 229 lb-ft provides eager acceleration from 4,600 rpm. From a standing start, you reach 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in a breathtaking 5.7 seconds. Under the right track conditions, you can continue your run to a top speed of 164 mph (264 km/h).

This exceptional performance is achieved using a water-cooled flat six and a range of innovative technologies, such as four-valve heads, VarioCam variable valve timing, and a powerful engine management system. Immediate benefits include dynamic power delivery and throttle response.

The McPherson-strut suspension has been specially adapted to the specific performance of today?s Boxster S.

The braking system consists of four-piston monobloc aluminum fixed calipers with a distinctive red paint finish. These are combined with four internally vented and cross-drilled discs to deliver rapid and effortless response. A special ventilation system helps eliminate fading, particularly under heavy use.