Still, while trunk space abounds, critics offer mixed reviews on its in-cabin storage room. The company says the Boxster Spyder can reach 60 in as little as 4. The Cayman's hatchback enables access to luggage areas on top of and in the back of the engine cover. Clean lines and flowing curves look like they have sprung to life from the designer's table. The Cayman S was powered by a 3. That's enough to clip 0. Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies.
The Nissan 370Z Roadster is powered by a 3. Not used to seeing one of our multivehicle sagas laid out quite so succinctly, are you? The Sport Package adds to the base Boxster the 6-speed gearbox, along with Porsche Active Suspension Management, which lets the car ride a half-inch lower and enables more firmness during hard cornering. The engine shoves you into the seat with gobs of torque and spins with a gorgeous howl. To get the weight savings, though, Porsche had to make some concessions to comfort; the air conditioning is removed, and lightweight seats replace the comfortable but heavy standard-issue items. Details: 2010 Porsche Boxster The Porsche Boxster carries into the 2010 model year unchanged. But it is how all this works in harmony that makes the Boxster such an entertaining car. It has seats for two people and scant room for their stuff.
For the sports car purist, Porsche has introduced the performance-oriented Boxster Spyder as an early 2011 model. Ceramic composite brakes and 19-inch wheels boost performance and looks, while the fully leather-upholstered power heated seats and automatic climate control make for a comfortable cruise. The Boxster Spyder now continues this clear-cut philosophy with full homologation for the road, thus reflecting a common wish expressed by Porsche customers. But Boxster's race-car engine note delights. The Boxster Spyder also has shorter side windows and the windshield is tilted at a sharper angle. Besides, no one ever bought a Porsche for the stereo. Changes included an increase in engine displacement to 2.
We found the Spyder's top doesn't seal very well and it lacks the refinement and isolation of the others, but it makes up for that with even better handling and a more engaging driving experience than what's found in the Boxster S. A power-folding soft top is also standard on the Boxster, as is a rear spoiler that automatically deploys at speed for stability. Featuring 10 horsepower more than the Boxster S for a total of 320 hp , a significant weight reduction, and a bodyshell optimized for driving topless, the Spyder truly is a worthy successor to the legendary 550. The engine note is invigorating, the handling crisp, the ride elastic, the brakes sublime and the interior ideal for driving. Engine output increased in 2007, when both Boxster models received the engines from their corresponding Porsche Cayman variants. Safety equipment is abundant, with standard anti-lock brakes and stability control, plus front, side, and head-protecting side-impact airbags mounted in the door window sills.
The Boxster Spyder has shorter, stiffer springs, a lower ride height, and stiffer shocks and anti-roll bars. Effort is just right, not the artificially heavy feel of many performance cars but rather a lighter feel delicate enough to keep the car poised and going where you want. The sDrive30i has 255 hp, and the sDrive35i uses twin-turbos one turbo designated for three cylinders each to upgrade to 300 hp. It's tiny with a convertible top and is best enjoyed on clear spring days with the top down. The list of standard equipment is extensive, exceeded only by the options available. Further individualization is easy with myriad detail finishes, paints and trims so the odds of seeing two Boxsters exactly alike is very low.
Porsche's brake systems are among the best. The analog instruments are easy to read day or night thanks to neutral backgrounds and crisp red needles. Top up, the Boxster is quiet and comfortable enough to commute in a rainstorm. To make things easier,… The Porsche wins. A speedometer to the left covers 0-190 mph in the space of an iPod display and numbers are marked every 25 mph, so judging your exact speed can be difficult. And its two cargo holds provide enough trunk space to haul most anything a normal person would want to carry in a Porsche. But it's the synergy of all those elements put together, combined with the marvelous soundtrack and everyday comfort, that make the Boxster one of the most rewarding cars to drive today.
These upgrades made the Boxster series and the Cayman series equivalent in terms of power. Driving Impressions The heart of a Boxster, by location and soul, is the engine placed low in between the rear wheels and the seats. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard, and allows the 2010 base-level Boxster to accelerate from 0 to 62 in 5. What is a Powertrain warranty? While the spec sheet says there is 41. Seats and major controls are upholstered in leather, Alcantara, or a combination of the two.
By contrast, the new Boxster Spyder is a regular, specially developed and upgraded production model with far-reaching modifications versus the Boxster and Boxster S. Any corner, at any speed, feels good in this car. Keeping mass low and in the middle of the car, rather than over one end or the other, is the best way to build in two key sports car traits: balance and a low center of gravity. The S can be distinguished by its red brake calipers, dual exhaust outlets, and light gray instrument backgrounds. Its exterior design is sleek, eye-catching and available with a removable hardtop. Weight for this highest-performance Boxster variant is trimmed to just 2,811 pounds, 176 pounds lighter than the Boxster S it's based on. Additionally, a mast radio antenna may be ordered in place of the in-windshield antenna.
The new model is entering the market in February 2010 as the third version in the Boxster range, joining the Boxster and Boxster S. Valmet Automotive also manufactured Boxsters under contract to Porsche at a facility in Uusikaupunki, Finland. The Boxster Spyder is a purist's sports car that is even more engaging to drive, but its half-hearted top makes it a car for the summer only. The new sports car features a lightweight soft top, has a lower center of gravity for enhanced as well as an all new sport tuned suspension. It offers up to 126 more horsepower than the 2010 Porsche Boxster and its handling capabilities are just as impressive -- if not better.