Tuesday, June 19, 2012

New Porsche Boxster

The Boxster is equipped with a 2.7-liter flat-six engine with Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) and VarioCam Plus. It generates 265 hp at 6700 rpm. The maximum torque of 206 lb-ft. is available over a broad engine speed range from 4500 rpm to 6500 rpm.

The new Boxster with six-speed manual gearbox accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds and reaches a top track speed of 164 mph. With the optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), it completes the 0 to 60 sprint in 5.4 seconds and achieves a top track speed of 162 mph. In conjunction with the optional Sport Chrono Package, the sprint time is reduced to just 5.2 seconds.

At Porsche, the mid-mounted boxer engine is more than a tradition, it is a legend. 

One of the most renowned examples of its use was in the 550 Spyder. In conjunction with an intelligent lightweight construction, this arrangement delivered outstanding agility and cornering dynamics and proved to be a key factor in the countless victories achieved on some of the world’s most famous racetracks. In the 1960s, the 718 RS 60 Spyder contributed to the triumphant success of the mid-engined race car with wins in hillclimbing and endurance events. 

The mid-mounted engine belongs at Porsche and it belongs in the Boxster. The advantages speak for themselves. The concentration of mass close to the center of the vehicle and the low center of gravity produce extraordinary agility and cornering dynamics. At the same time, weight is 
uniformly distributed between the front and rear axles and handling characteristics are particularly well balanced. The combined result enables the driver fully enjoy every corner and maintain excellent control over the vehicle. 

For us, there are many reasons to remain faithful to the mid-mounted engine concept, to keep transferring performance from the racetrack to the road and to continue to combine tradition with innovation. How do we do it? Through Intelligent Performance, our commitment to high power with comparatively low fuel consumption and emission figures. 

With this aim, we developed two compact and lightweight boxer engines that are characterized by their ability to deliver high levels of power and efficiency simultaneously  Both engines are  equipped with efficient technologies as standard, including VarioCam Plus, Direct Fuel Injection (DFI), Auto Start/Stop, electrical system recuperation and enhanced thermal management. 

What else could we have given the mid-mounted engine? An even more agile response. One press of the SPORT button on the center console makes engine performance even more dynamic for driving pleasure at the limits of performance. Let’s take a look in more detail.

Source: Porsche

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