2017 Porsche Boxster and 2017 Porsche Cayman are mid-engine 2-seater sports compact car developed by Porsche. The new 2017 Porsche Boxster, is a roadster, was released in 1996 and the Cayman went on sale at the end of 2005 as the coupe version. The Porsche Boxster is a mid-engine two-seater roadster built by Porsche. Porsche Boxster 2017 is Porsche’s first road vehicle originally designed as a roadster since the 550 Spyder.
The design is strongly influenced by the 1992 Boxster Concept. In 2000 upgraded the base model to a 2.7-liter engine and the new 2Porsche Boxster S variant was introduced with a 3.2-liter engine. In 2003, styling and engine performance upgrade on both variants. In 2005, Porsche unveiled the second generation of Boxster: the type 987. The 987 is more powerful than its predecessor and featured styling inspired by the Carrera GT. Engine output increased in 2007 when both Boxster models the engines of their corresponding Porsche Cayman variants. In 2009, the Boxster models several new cosmetic and mechanical upgrades, further increasing engine output and performance. The third generation Boxster (type 981) was launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 2012.
Production of the 986 began at the former Porsche 928 facility in Stuttgart, Germany in 1996. Valmet Automotive also manufactures Boxsters under contract to Porsche at a facility in Uusikaupunki, Finland. The Boxster was Porsche’s biggest volume seller of its launch in 1996 the company introduced the Cayenne sports utility vehicle in 2003. Since September 2012, additional production of the 981 begins at the former Karmann plant in Osnabrück.
The 2017 Porsche Boxster has participated in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Street receiver class. A Boxster Spec racing series based on the early 1997-1999 2.5-liter models are organized by the National Auto Sports Association (NASA). The Porsche Club of America also has a Spec Boxster class and use the same rules as NASA. In the UK, 2017 Porsche Boxster to participate in the BRSCC Porsche Championship in Spec or production specification and the Porsche Club Championship.
2017 Porsche 718 Boxster Specification
Type: Luxury vehicle
Rating: 5/5 Car and Driver | 5/5 Edmunds
MSRP: From $56,000
Horsepower: 300 to 350 hp
Dimensions: 172″ L x 71-79″ W x 50″ H
Curb weight: 2,944 to 2,988 lbs
Engine: 2.0 L 4-cylinder, 2.5 L 4-cylinder