Buying a Cheap Porsche Boxster...What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
In this Video we profile an owner that just bought his 1999 Porsche Boxster
for $7,000. This is the owners 5th Boxster and 9th Porsche he has owned.
The Boxster's stats are close to that of the Subaru BRZ and Scion FRS, but
it has more torque from it's flat 6 engine than the FRS/BRZ has from it's
flat 4. Is the Boxster a bargain or a ticking time bomb?
The 2012 Porsche Boxster S - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
Porsche's new 981 Boxster is an all-new design. Bigger, but lighter than
before. We went to the launch event in the South of France to see how good
it was. And whether a man can now buy the girl's Porsche.
Video: Porsche Boxster GTS driven
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Like its new and sensational Cayman GTS brother, the Porsche Boxster GTS is
a slightly more potent but considerably more precise version of the regular
Porsche Boxster S. Power rises to 326bhp and torque to 273lb ft, and you
get Porsche's PASM suspension and Sports Chrono Package as standard. Steve
Sutcliffe finds out whether it is as good as its sibling.
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2015 Porsche Cayman GTS - The most powerful Boxster
The six-cylinder boxer engines fitted in the new top models are based on
the 3.4-litre engines from the Boxster S and Cayman S respectively. Thanks
to optimised fine tuning they now deliver an additional 15 hp (11 kW). This
means that the Boxster GTS now has an output of 330 hp (243 kW), whilst the
Cayman GTS delivers 340 hp (250 kW). The torque has also increased by ten
newton metres in each model. What's more, the Sport Chrono package is a
standard feature in both mid-engine sports cars. This means that in
conjunction with the optional Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) and the active
Sport Plus button, the Boxster GTS sprints from 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds,
whilst the Cayman GTS is even a tenth of a second faster.
As regards the maximum speed -- measured with the standard manual six-speed
transmission -- the Boxster is the first of the new premium roadsters to
top the 280 km/h mark, achieving a speed of 281 km/h. At 285 km/h the
sports coupé is even faster. The
new top models are the first mid-engine two-seaters from Porsche to be
certified according to the Euro 6 standard, and with this measuring method
they achieve an overall fuel consumption with PDK of 8.2 l/100 km (9.0
l/100 km with
The Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS combine top driving dynamics with the
typical Porsche spread with undiminished ride comfort and exclusive
features. For example, the combination of PASM and the Sport Chrono package
as standard enables the driver to switch between progressive sportiness on
the one hand and long-distance comfort on the other hand at the press of a
button. The tyres measuring 235/35 at the front and 265/35 at the rear on
20-inch Carrera S-wheels provide the perfect setup for both. Both
two-seaters come with sports seats and leather interiors as standard. Like
other GTS models from Porsche they are refined with Alcantara elements.
The new models will be launched from May 2014. With country-specific
equipment and VAT the Boxster GTS costs €69,949 and the Cayman GTS costs
€73,757 in Germany.
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Porsche Cayman GTS and Boxster GTS review - are they worth it?
Are the GTS versions of the Porsche Cayman and Boxster worth the extra
money? And which is best: the Cayman or the Boxster?
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The decision of whether to buy the Porsche Boxster S or Cayman S has just
become harder, thanks to the arrival of the new GTS models.
The new Porsche Cayman and Boxster GTS cost around £6,000 more than the S
models, and come with unique front bumpers, plus a 15bhp upgrade to their
3.4-litre engines. This now provides the Boxster with 330bhp, and the
Cayman with 340bhp.
The GTS models also feature the Porsche sports Exhaust as standard - a £1,530 option on the S
- which gives the flat-six engine a more aggressive note. Both models also
get Alcantara and leather trim on the dash, which on the S model comes at a
premium of £1,740.
However, Porsche also gives both models a lot of unnecessary features, such
as smoked rear-light clusters, directional headlamp beams and 20-inch alloy
wheels - which you'll eventually end up clattering on a kerb.
Both the Porsche Cayman and Boxster GTS come with the Sport Chrono Package
which includes launch control and active engine mounts. While nice in terms
of technology and to pretend you're one of the Porsche's race drivers, it's
difficult to justify and discern these additional features when out on the
To conclude, you'd only need to spend £4,000 to get all of the right
options on your Porsche Boxster or Cayman S. Effectively, you're paying an
extra £2,000 for some new bumpers, the history attached to the GTS badge
and an extra 15bhp, which you can't really feel out on the open road. It
would be better to spend £2,000 on Porsche's excellent PDK paddleshift
gearbox, so the premium for the GTS isn't really worth it.
BMW Z4 3.0si Coupe gegen Porsche Cayman S
Zwei Sportwagen mit dem gleichen Schicksal. Als Roadster geplant, zum
Coupé umoperiert. Der BMW darf dabei seinen Namen behalten. Der Porsche
wird von Boxster zum Cayman. Diese Namensänderung spült der
Zuffenhausener Buchhaltung sogar fünfeinhalb Tausend Euro mehr in die
265 Pferde, zwei Sitzplätze und ein festes Dach über dem Kopf kosten bei
BMW 39906,03 Euro. Mehr Hubraum, mehr Leistung, mehr Topspeed und mehr
Kohle. 295 PS für 60065,25 Euro Dafür legt der Cayman S bei 250 km/h noch
mal ein Brikett nach. Erst bei 275 km/h ist Schluss.
Das Z4 Coupé protzt mit breiten Schultern und endlos langem Radstand.
Dabei ist er gerade mal 4,09 m lang. Für edle 18 Zoll-Treter, aus dem
Hause M-GmbH, sind rund 1600 Euro zusätzlich fällig. Beim Cayman sind 18
Zoll Felgen serienmäßig. Eine Nummer größer kosten mindestens 1529,15
Euro. Wer dazu noch Keramikbremsen bestellt, ist mal eben rund 100000 Euro
los. Der 3,4 Liter Boxermotor macht oben rum erst richtig Spaß. 18,6
Sekunden braucht der Mittelmotor um auf 200 km/h zu beschleunigen. Und er
reagiert Messerscharf auf alle Befehle.
Beim BMW arbeiten 30 PS weniger unter der Haube. Das merkt man allerdings
erst ab 160 km/h. Dann muss der 265 PS starke Sechszylinder den Porsche
ziehen lassen. Bis 100 km/h ist der Unterschied noch gering.
Bayern 5,7 gegen Schwaben 5,4 Sekunden. Wer von den beiden Sportcoupés
mehr Laune macht zeigen wir in Motorvision.