A car that was introduced to the world in 1996, that is certainly one of the best-handling production roadsters you can find anywhere, is the Porsche Boxster. The Boxster has held on to its reputation as a fast vehicle with a maximum of power while experiencing very few interior or horsepower changes since its introduction. Porsche is likely to hold on to a car’s look for quite a few years when the particular model is a big hit.
In 2005, Porsche brought out an even more powerful second-generation Boxster which just didn’t stray from their normal design process. It looks like a Porsche Spyder but features two seats with a mid-engine and six cylinders as its previous version did. In the new Boxster, you still find that more than 50% of the makeup and electronics are taken from the 911 Carrera. The 2005 has considerably more force than the 2004 version due to alterations of the torque and increased horsepower. The 2005 Boxster S was almost comparable to the expensive Porsche 911 Carrera in acceleration and top-speed capabilities.
The Boxster’s hallmark trombone sound that occurs with its exhaust is simply not like that of any other vehicle. Since the engine is similar to the six-cylinder of the Carrera, only on a smaller scale, this is rather surprising. Incorporating a six-speed transmission is optional as the Boxster typically comes with a five-speed manual transmission. It can also be equipped with the Porsche-designed automatic transmission, the five-speed Tiptronic, that is definitely superb. A newer development in which automatic vehicles are shifted physically has made this possible. The Boxster is not really thought to be an extravagant car but it definitely has only the best in interior and exterior features.
Earlier models of the car were judged for appearing to be inexpensive but the interior has received some quality upgrades in newer versions. Boasting an updated gearshift and imitation titanium paneling, the center console is significantly improved. The seats in the more recent model are nicer with additional support and an optimal body shape. Lugging items around won’t cause you any headaches because the Boxster has a small trunk in the back and a bigger one in the front under the hood. The electric convertible top which can easily close and open at speeds up to 30 mph is one of the more enjoyable features of the Boxster. The roof will often stand up to any type of weather and is made of noiseless cloth tops, while the back window boasts heated glass.
The six-cylinder engine that sits behind the seats in front of the rear axle, gives the Boxster the title of a mid-engine car. You won’t find the engine under the hood because it just isn’t there. If you’d like to look at the engine, you are going to have to look from underneath. A much more even weight distribution is actually a welcome benefit of the car’s engine being situated near the center of the car. This supplies the Porsche Boxster its fame for top-notch handling..