Since the beginning of 2012, the Porsche company has presented the updated Porsche Boxster Roadster in the body of 981. The whole model range is Porsche.
It was the third generation of a sports car after its debut in 1996. Porsche Boxer is a Porsche roadster with a 6-cylinder opposite engine, which is located longitudinally in the center. The car was a kind of receiver Porsche 944. It was equipped with a 2.9-liter engine with 220 horsepower on board.
The engineers used about 25% of the parts from their older sister, the 911 brand, which can include body and interior parts. Four years later, a modification of Porsche BoxsterS was released, which was mainly distinguished by a 3.4-liter engine, producing 252 horsepower. Even 5 years later, in 2005, this model was replaced by a new generation.
The engine was redesigned to increase the peak force by 25 horses, the chassis was modified and the body and interior appearance was changed. Auto Bild magazine published Porsche Boxster as the safest car between cars in 2008. Finally, in 2012, the final version of the new Porsche 981 roadster family was released.
The German bought a fundamentally new simplified and much lighter aluminum alloy body. The updated Porsche Boxter (981) has shortened overhangs in front and behind, the windshield, if compared to its predecessor, moved forward significantly, minor ventilation holes in the wings, installed behind, came to replace a pair of air intakes of greater size, and the rear lamps cross the wing.
The length of the car increased by 32 mm, the width remained the same, but the height was reduced by 10 mm. Now, Boxer does not want to be like a 911. Vertical headlights appeared. Engineers managed to achieve the lowest value of aerodynamic resistance of the car.
The value was – 0.29. For this purpose, the designers worked the bottom for better passage of the air flow under it. In addition, a small spoiler is raised from behind at the required moment, which provides auxiliary clamping force.
Getting inside the car Porsche Boxster, it is impossible not to notice the person who sits behind the wheel and its passengers excellent quality of execution and material. Among them, several types of high-quality leather, a huge range of colors, the use of aluminum, carbon fiber or wood. Assembly of the cabin is just at the highest level, you understand at once – pure German.
The great functionality of five electrically powered seats, climate control, 7-inch touchscreen display, located on the main panel and a large list of functions. The ergonomics of the driver’s seat are unbelievable, so you can say with confidence that it is a model. In the presence of a pair of trunks, which will provide free space for 280 liters of luggage.
The interior has acquired absolutely fresh armchairs, which already have backrests that do not seem so narrow as before. In place and convenient side support and a steering column that can be adjusted in 2 positions. Now the driver is not distracted by anything. The car is effortlessly transformed into a convertible.
Under the hood of the restyled Porsche Boxster 3 2012 is a six-cylinder engine with a capacity of 2.7 liters, which is located in the middle and produces about 265 horses. There is also a stronger equipment Porsche Boxster S (981), which can squeeze up to 315 hp.
For both variants, the standard transmission is a manual 6-speed gearbox, but a separate option is available with seven PDK double-clutch automatic transmissions. The suspension of the sports car is completely independent, and the front and rear are fitted with a multilever with McPherson tines.
Price and equipment
To get a new Porsche Boxster 2015 in Russia is possible in the price category from $47100,00, but the price for the complete set of Boxster S begins with the value of $5589,20. The robot will have to pay an additional 2128.17 for the robot in two cases. A little later, in a number of engines there was an engine with 330 horsepower, the variation of which is called Boxster GTS and it is possible to buy it for $63993,20.
We sum up
This German roadster Porsche company simply beckons with its sporting qualities. Thanks to the location of the engine in the depth of the car, it allows you to have an auxiliary balance and stability on the road, and additional free space for luggage. In the corners, Boxer feels more than confident. This German is very elegant, fast, really sporty and allows you to use yourself every day. Really magnificent product of company Porsche.
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