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  Porsche Boxster S (986)
1999 - 2004
Porsche Boxster S
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Specification
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Sportscar
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Convertible
Layout Mid Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Number Built  
Engine
Type Conventional
Details 6 cyl
Capacity
194 in3 
Max Power
262 bhp @6300rpm 
Max Torque
225 lb/ft @4500rpm 
Power to Weight
206 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
177 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 82 bhp/litre 
Compression  
Bore x Stroke
 
Fuel Cons
26 mpg 
Emissions 268 g/Km Co2 
Performance
Top Speed
161 mph 
0 - 30 mph
2.1 sec 
0 - 60 mph
5.5 sec 
0 - 100 mph
13.4 sec 
0 - 124 mph
25.5 sec 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
5.4 sec 
Standing qtr Mile
14.3sec @100mph 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
17.8 sec 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
170.0 in 
Width
70.0 in 
Height
51.0 in 
Weight
2855 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 7 X 17
8.5 X 17 
Tyres (F/R) 205/50 ZR17
255/55 ZR17 
Fuel Capacity
12.5 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £4000 - £12000
 
Profile

The original 986 Boxster concept appeared way back at the 1993 Detroit motor show, eventually making production in 1996. This water cooled 'entry-level' Porsche was an immediate hit with its punchy performance, excellent grip and distinctive good looks, inspired by the racing Porsche 550's of the 1950's.

The Boxster S, with its more powerful 3.2L straight 6 came in 1999 to answer the critics who said the baby Porsche could handle more power. The 'S' is now the class leader with exceptional handling, powerful braking and 160mph plus performance all in an unburstable package.

Specification was revised in 2002 with mild body re-sculpting and a modest 10bhp power increase.


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
78% 74% 60% 33
Ranks 60 of 771 Ranks 242 of 771 Ranks 5 of 771 Ranks 21 of 771

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Variants
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Lineage
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Boxster S (986)

(1999 - 2004)
  

Boxster S (987)

(2005 - 2012)

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