While the Boxster has superb handling, braking, acceleration and acoustics, the Boxster S has better handling, better braking, better acceleration (5.5 seconds, 0-62 mph) and the engine sound is even more magnificent. Peak power was up from its predecessor, an increase of 20bhp to 276bhp at 6200rpm. Top speed was an incredible 166 mph. In short, the Boxster S has more of everything that is great in the Boxster.
EVO magazine reviewed their long-term test Boxster S, commenting “The chassis was the peach everyone claimed it to be while the creamy yet pleasingly gruff 3.2-litre flat-six had so much more character than I was expecting; by comparison, my earlier M3 seemed a bit ‘thin’ despite its straight-six producing the goods in the performance dept.
In fact, where you might have expected a larger, blander version of an Elise or VX220, I found a car capable of getting under your skin in a big way.” They continued, “The comfort came as a bit of a surprise, since on top of the standard ‘S’ spec I’d thrown in bigger wheels for good measure… the digital speedo, which I didn’t expect to like, makes total sense now, and I took to using it in preference to the regular needle ‘n’ dial speedo the car also has. Two boots swallowed enough clobber for a ten-day holiday in the Alps with a few useable nooks in the cabin, too. There were even cup-holders, for heaven’s sake. The hood was simplicity itself with just one headrail catch and a 12sec total operation time following the press of a button. Naturally, it was totally draft-and leak-free, with very little buffeting when down.”
The first six services were carried out by Porsche Centre, Reading, and the Boxster S was subsequently serviced by respected Porsche specialists. Complete with all handbooks and the spare remote key, the vehicle has recently received a Porsche specification schedule service and will be supplied with a comprehensive 12-month written warranty.
Available to view now at our London showrooms.
FACTORY SPECIFICATION INCLUDES :- 6-SPEED MANUAL GEARBOX, METALLIC PAINT, C16 UK SPECIFICATION, FULL LEATHER INTERIOR, PCM 2 SATELLITE NAVIGATION WITH CD STORAGE, HEATED SPORTS SEATS WITH CREST EMBOSSED HEADRESTS, AIR CONDITIONING, GEAR KNOB & HANDBRAKE LEVER IN CARBON AND LEATHER, LEATHER IGNITION SURROUND, CARBON FIBRE INSTRUMENT SURROUND, AIR VENT SURROUND AND CENTRE STRIP, LITRONIC HEADLIGHTS, ELECTRIC HOOD, WIND DEFLECTOR, ELECTRIC WINDOWS, CENTRAL LOCKING, ELCTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE DOOR MIRRORS, ANTI-DAZZLE REAR VIEW MIRROR WITH RAIN SENSOR, PSM, 18” SPORT CLASSIC II ALLOYS, SPORTS SUSPENSION, AND REAR PARK DISTANCE CONTROL.