The result is a significant improvement of both traction and stability providing a substantially higher level of performance on winding routes, particularly on the race track. And leaves room for the power top to stow itself over the low engine with only modest intrusion into the rear trunk. We like these changes as they make the system easier to see and control. The Boxster S: the First Boxster with Direct Fuel Injection Introducing the 3. Side thorax air bags and side head curtains are standard — as are traction and stability control. It means peak power output is actually achieved at 7200rpm, 950 revs above the maximum engine speed of the Boxster S.
Easy-to-use controls are placed conveniently at hand, and though the audio system leaves a bit to be desired and offers too many buttons to manage it, the experience isn't spoiled. Probably not a killer but, but most assuredly an irritant, and one that will smolder ever hotter when the plastic clouds over as the months pass. The Start-Off Assistant therefore allows the driver to set off smoothly and comfortably on an uphill or downhill gradient without having to use the handbrake. The Boxster benefitted from some heavy revisions for the 2009 model year, including new engines and a new transmission, so the 2010 model year features only minor changes. Gears are shifted very fast, with supreme smoothness and without the slightest interruption of trac tion, the clutch on one transmission unit opening up and the clutch on the other transmission closing at exactly the same time for an ongoing flow of power. Just how practical is it? In their diameter, the shift tappets for the intake valves are down from 33 to 31 millimetres 1.
Both versions are using the same 3. This location also frees up space for a pair of trunks -- one in back and the other up front. The Boxster does the job quite well and carries just as much weight as any other Porsche for 99 percent of the population out there. Both models come as standard with a further improved six-speed manual gearbox. The standard Boxster's levels of insulation, refinement and equipment match many sedans. Unlike most cars, either shift button is pulled toward you for downshifts and pushed away for upshifts, the same directions the floor shifter uses.
Harshness seems more troubling over the small stuff, where it brings out minor creaks and groans from the body as it flexes. And when the rear does break away, it feels incredibly balanced and controllable. The communicative, if slightly leisurely steering, is as positive as ever, but the Spyder seems that much more alert and keen to change tack. Yet we're coming up empty on this Boxster S, which is to say it's more fun than two-steppin' with Shania Twain. Really, this car wants to go fast. Depending on the gear in mesh, engine speed and the position of the gas pedal, the gearshift point indicator clearly tells the driver when to shift up, the instrument flashing on for the driver to shift up to the next higher gear in the interest of enhanced fuel economy. It also features center-exiting twin tailpipes painted black, Boxster Spyder script at the rear, and Porsche stripes in contrasting black, white or silver along the sides.
Note: recommended in conjunction with wing mirror lower part in Aluminum Look order no. The marriage between throttle, clutch, and shifter in a Porsche is among the best, if not the best, in production cars. These brakes give you that level of precision. The base car accelerates from zero to 60 mph in about 5. The 2010 Porsche Boxster comes equipped with a six-speed manual transmission with a 2. Chassis upgrades include tie-rod ends of greater rigidity, revised steering geometry, and larger wheel bearings. The engine note is invigorating, the handling crisp, the ride elastic, the brakes sublime and the interior ideal for driving.
Mounted in the midship position, Porsche has placed a 3. The Boxster Spyder features a manual soft-top, the 320-horsepower engine from the Cayman S and several changes to reduce weight by a total of 176 pounds. Everything else you see on these pages competes for second place. Aluminum look paint finish on handbrake finisher. This car is something special. The seats are supportive and comfortable, with power adjustments and memory though you will not want anyone else to drive it. The new three-spoke steering wheel has a nifty shape where the horizontal spokes meet the rim, there to comfort those who hook their thumbs over the spokes.
Maximum output is 320 bhp, 10 bhp more than in the Boxster S. No matter which version you choose, the 2010 Porsche Boxster has brilliant road manners. Throttle response is immediate, the mechanical whirring so fine and light it sounds like something you could hold in your hand. A further feature offered by this program is Launch Control for optimum acceleration from a standstill: To set off like in motorsport, all the driver has to do is press down the brake pedal with his left foot and push the gas pedal all the way down with his right foot kick-down. New, Variable Intake System Both power units come with a new intake system incorporating the resonance and distri butor pipe between the right- and left-hand intake distributor. The test S understeers predictably, about right for confident control on public roads. The Boxster S maintains this increased 78mm stroke while its bore is enlarged 7.
Any corner, at any speed, feels good in this car. From ventilated seats to match-to-sample leather upholstery, you can make the Boxster however you'd like. Yet a further highlight is provided by the foglamps featured as standard — rectangular in shape on the Boxster, round on the Cayman. The Boxster S increases performance with a 3. Like a Boxster S but with an added kick.