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Old 08-04-2004, 07:44 PM
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at domn!

This is truely a beautiful design. A lot better than the roadster version. And much more graceful than the Coupe version of the Z3 as well. IMHO.
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A nice antidote to Porsche's overwrought Cayenne.
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so....when can I get one?
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so....when can I get one?
Same time I can Look for it to be shown in Frankfurt next year, which is in September, so look for it before the end of next year.
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i like it
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I hate those wheels but the car looks better.
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It's HOT
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My wife wants one, but I much prefer the new SLK AMG for the price
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but nothing looks all that different
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It's a little different but it's supposed to be evolutionary.
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Official Pictures - New Porsche Boxster







Looks like a mini Carrera GT. I like how they've differentiated it from the new 911.
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When is this scheduled to emerge? C&D just labelled it as "dead, at least for now"
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Hmm...doesn't look that different except for the front.
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When is this scheduled to emerge? C&D just labelled it as "dead, at least for now"
According to Automotive News, it will come out November 27 in Europe, and January 15 in North America.
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Now what's the point of changing the 911's headlights back to the round design "to differentiate it from the Boxster" if you're going to make the Boxster's headlights round, too?
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What is the est. price for coupe and convertible? Is traction control standard now?
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Because they realized those wierd organic looking shape headlights were ugly as shit.
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From the pictures, the interior looks exceptional.

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he meant -->

I like this one better than the old...I think because of the headlights
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Originally Posted by ClutchPerformer
Now what's the point of changing the 911's headlights back to the round design "to differentiate it from the Boxster" if you're going to make the Boxster's headlights round, too?



Looks too similar to the new 911.
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I never really liked that exhaust
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Originally Posted by CGTSX2004
Hmm...doesn't look that different except for the front.
couldn't that be said for most Porsche "updates"?
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looks good though, at least they got rid of the headlights.
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Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, will launch the new Boxster on 27 November 2004. The 2.7 litre six-cylinder engine will then have 176 kW (240 HP), 8 kW (12 HP) more than previously. The performance of the Boxster S, which will be launched simultaneously, has also been increased from 191 kW (260 HP) to 206 kW (280 HP), while cubic capacity has remained unchanged at 3.2 litres. The Boxster needs only 6.2 seconds to spurt from 0 km/h to 100 km/h, while the Boxster S manages this in 5.5 seconds. The basic model clocks up 256 km/h and consumes 9.6 litres Super Plus, in line with the EU standard. The maximum speed of the S variant is 268 km/h, while average consumption is 10.4 litres (EU standard).

The Boxster intends to extend its leading position in the roadster segment, by offering even greater driving pleasure while providing more active and passive safety. Larger wheels and a wider wheel alignment clearly emphasise the further development of the body form. At the same time they symbolise the increase in performance of the two models. The new front clearly shows the relationship with the 911 series but still features the typical Boxster face. The new lighting concept with the separation of main headlamps and front lamps with integrated fog lamps is characteristic of this.

When viewed from the side, the larger air vents before the rear axle, the bold door sills, the larger window in the transition from the B-pillar to the roof and the newly designed, larger rims are dominant. The 2.7 litre version now has 17-inch wheels as standard, while the Boxster S features 18-inch wheels.

In the new Boxster power is transmitted by a revised five-speed manual transmission and by a new transmission box with six gears in the S model. The gearshift had been revised for both transmission variants so that shift travel is now considerably shorter. Both vehicles can optionally be equipped with a five-speed Tiptronic S transmission. Boxster is the first roadster in the world to secure passengers against lateral impact using head airbags. In combination with a thorax airbag, which is concealed on the outer side of the backrest, the airbag shoots out from the side window rail of the door and provides a very high level of protection for the head.

The basic price is EUR 37,000 for the Boxster and EUR 44,100 for the Boxster S. In Germany, prices (including VAT and country-specific requirements) are EUR 43,068 for the Boxster and EUR 51,304 for the Boxster S. Adjusted for fittings, the new models are offered nine percent (Boxster) and six percent (Boxster S) cheaper on the euro markets compared to the previous generation. In the USA, the price for the Boxster is USD 43,800 and USD 53,100 for the Boxster S (excl. tax). The models will be launched on the US American market on 15 January 2005.

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i dont see why people would purchase a boxster for anything other than the name "porsche"
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Originally Posted by majesty
i dont see why people would purchase a boxster for anything other than the name "porsche"

I would get one for the following reasons, in fact I will be getting one for the wife:

1) the style (I think it is one of the prettiest roadsters)
2) mid-engine RWD
3) the Porsche handling
4) 280hp
5) convertible
6) the music from the engine
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The boxster S is actually fun to drive. IMO
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Originally Posted by runnerX
I would get one for the following reasons, in fact I will be getting one for the wife:

1) the style (I think it is one of the prettiest roadsters)
2) mid-engine RWD
3) the Porsche handling
4) 280hp
5) convertible
6) the music from the engine
Ditto... Plus, it's sexy as hell, IMO. That's just the sensual feel it gives off to me.
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Its a good looking car, I actually think the new Boxster is better looking than the 997.

I'm sure the new one will be a pleasure to drive, the previous Boxster was nice......but didn't really do it for me (buddy had a 00 S).

If I were shopping for a vert in this segment, would absolutely look at the new Boxster S and C6 vert.
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Love it.....good job PORSCHE!!!
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Originally Posted by majesty
i dont see why people would purchase a boxster for anything other than the name "porsche"
I used to think the same think until I drove my friend's regular Boxster two weekends ago on some backroads. With the top down and the sound of the engine and exhaust behind you, not much beats it. No its not a screamer but its got enough and the steering and suspension are impeccable. I think the new S will be a sick ride.
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Anybody see the Boxter Coupe? Now THAT looks yummy.


I know that's partly "enhanced" but goodness, that looks llike a poor man's 911.
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Originally Posted by TSX 'R' US
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I like this one better than the old...I think because of the headlights
lol, I though he was saying "small deal" as in opposite of big deal.

Anyways, I like the look of the new Boxster. I looks like it would be a blast to drive. My neighbor has one but I hardly ever see it cause its either out or in his garage (kinda like my TSX).
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I still think Porsche could have improved the Boxster a little more. I am not disappointed but not totally excited about this new gen. Boxster.
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