Porsche Boxster

It takes just three years from the presentation of the concept car to the premiere of the Porsche Boxster at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1996. The body shape of the mid-engine roadster, dubbed generation 986 at Porsche, takes inspiration from classics like the 550 Spyder. Implementing a common-parts strategy, the front-end components are similar to the new 911 that is launched a year after the Boxster. The short-stroke, water-cooled, 4-valve flat engine is newly designed. With a wheelbase of 2,415 millimetres, the suspension is set-up to combine agility with high driving stability. The brake system with inner-vented discs measuring almost 300 millimetres in diameter matches the engine performance. The Porsche Boxster quickly earns itself a reputation as the “sports car amongst the roadsters.”

Model Year: 1996
Engine: 6-cyl. flat
Displacement: 2,480 cc
Power Output: 150 kW (204 hp)
Weight: 1,250 kg
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h: 6.9 s
Top Speed: 240 km/h

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