The Porsche Boxster is a mid-engined two-seater roadster. It was Porsche's first road vehicle to be originally designed as a roadster since the 550 Spyder. The first-generation Boxster (the 986) was introduced in late 1996, it was powered by a 2.5-litre flat six-cylinder engine. The design was heavily influenced by the 1992 Boxster Concept. In 2000, the base model was upgraded to a 2.7-litre engine and the new Boxster S variant was introduced with a 3.2-litre engine. In 2003, styling and engine output was upgraded on both variants.
Production of the 986 began at the former Porsche 928 facility in Stuttgart, Germany in 1996. Valmet Automotive also manufactured Boxsters under contract to Porsche at a facility in Uusikaupunki, Finland. The Boxster was Porsche's biggest volume seller from its introduction in 1996 until the company introduced the Cayenne sport utility vehicle in 2003. As of September 2012, additional production of the 981 started at the former Karmann-factory in Osnabrück.
In 2005, Porsche debuted the second generation of Boxster, the type 987, with a more powerful engine and styling inspired by the Carrera GT. Engine output increased in 2007, when both Boxster models received the engines from their corresponding Porsche Cayman variants. In 2009, the Boxster models received several new cosmetic and mechanical upgrades, further increasing engine output and performance. The third generation Boxster (type 981) was launched at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
The Boxster's name is derived from the word "boxer", referring to the vehicle's flat or "boxer" engine, and the word "roadster", referring to the vehicle's two-seater capacity and convertible top.
The Porsche Spyder was devised and produced in very small numbers (less than 250 in the UK) Porsche managed to shave 80 kg from a standard Boxster S whilst at the same time lowering the car by 20mm and increasing power by 10 BHP, Chassis number 740161 has a full Porsche service history with services completed at 8226, 12290, 20398, 25083 and 27085 miles and has the added bonus of an Approved Porsche warranty that runs until June 2020.
The Interior Is Stereo typically German On The Finish, With Only The Use Of The Finest Leather Hides And Polished Metals, Thus Creating An Environment Mixed With Excitement And Comfort. From Factory This Car Was Finished With The Porsche Bucket Seats In Alcantara & Leather, The Black Seat Belts, The Black Dash With Red Instrument Dials That Wraps Around This Inviting Cabin Space, Black Carpets That Have Been Protected With Porsche Embossed Over Mats, The Black Fabric Roof , The Three Spoke Multi-Function Steering Wheel And Presented With The Polished Aluminium Interior Inlays, That Finalise This Very Special Interior. This Porsche Spyder Also Has An Excellent Level Of High End Factory Options, Meaning That Every Trip No Matter The Distance Is Perfectly Composed And Highly Enjoyable.
The Appearance Of The 987 Spyder Is Highly Distinctive, With The Porsche Black Metallic Further Demonstrating The Aggressive Curves And The Sublime Porsche Lines. Further Factory Exterior Detailing Is Presented With The Unmarked 19" Carrera Sport Alloy Wheels Which All Sit On Branded Tyres, The Blackened Side Air Vents, The Colour Coded Alloy Wheels, The Porsche Embossed Brake Calipers, The Black Vented Front Grille, The Centred Chromed Exhaust, Chromed Detailing To The Front & Rear Light Clusters And Presented With The Infamous Porsche Motifs That Finish This Dramatic Stance.
Just arrived into our stock this stunning Boxster Spyder example has a full Porsche dealer service history and also the balance of an approved Porsche warranty ready to be transferred into the new owners name, this example has the following factory options, sports bucket seats, 7-speed double clutch PDK transmission, sport chrono package plus, sound package plus, Porsche communication management including extended navigation module, Bi-Xenon headlights with dynamic cornering lights, sports exhaust system, 19 inch Carrera Sport alloy wheels, painted headlamp covers, telephone module, wheels painted in Basalt Black, instrument dials in Guards Red, shift paddles, air conditioning delete, on board computer and much more. Supplied with a full hand book set, all the keys and the extended Porsche warranty documentation..
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- LayoutMid Engined
- Size3,400 cc
- AspirationNormally Aspirated
- Power320 bhp
- Torque272 lbs/ft
- Top speed165 mph
- Acceleration0 to 62 in 5.0 secs
- TypeSemi Automatic
- Driven WheelsRear Wheel Drive
- Economy30.4 mpg
- Body typeConvertible
- Emissions218 (g/km)
- Vehicle height1,231 mm
- Vehicle width1,801 mm
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