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Old 09-15-2004, 09:24 AM
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Here they are again, plus the other, un photoshopped ones for comparison.







PS: The edit feature isn't there for my first post.
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For 20 grand more than an S2000, you get a more luxurious interior, a more balanced layout (mid engine vs. front), gobs more torque, a smidge more power, only a tank of gas' more weight, and a nameplate that commands respect. Seems like a decent deal to me.

I really like the idea of the Boxter coupe. Should be at least 100 lbs lighter and have a stiffer chassis. Maybe I'll pick one up used in '08
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The dinky spoiler has to go. I also hate the anus exhaust. Other than that, the car looks like a pretty reasonable faxsimile for a 911, given that it will cost half as much.
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but I still think the side/rear profile resembles the crossfire...

I see it. This car would SMOKE a crossfire around the track though.
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I see it. This car would SMOKE a crossfire around the track though.
oh no doubt at all...but it still has a crossfireish look to it..
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Originally Posted by TSX Hokie
For 20 grand more than an S2000, you get a more luxurious interior, a more balanced layout (mid engine vs. front), gobs more torque, a smidge more power, only a tank of gas' more weight, and a nameplate that commands respect. Seems like a decent deal to me....
You forgot that you'll be driving a "chick car".

Sorry, I couldn't resist. They need to make the Boxster look more agressive.
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Ah, much better Professor!

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I like that car a lot!
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Originally Posted by ClutchPerformer
You forgot that you'll be driving a "chick car".

Sorry, I couldn't resist. They need to make the Boxster look more agressive.
Yeah, Boxter buyers are usually chicks or pricks. The S2000 seems to attract driving enthusiasts exclusively. If Honda dropped an Inline 6 in the S2k chassis, offered a coupe version, slapped an Acura badge on it, and sold it for $36k or so...would Porsche or MB ever sell a Boxter or SLK again?
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the back looks like a Crossfire!
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damn that's alot nicer than I thought it'd be... luv the rear shoulder. now I want one.
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Man I like that coupe!
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Second-generation Porsche Boxster, first official look - - By GREG KABLE - - Source: Autoweek


If you’re looking for revolutionary styling changes, don’t look to Porsche. Zuffenhausen’s tradition of cautious evolution is clear in the new Boxster, shown in these first official photos. Contrary to earlier reports (AW, July 5), the second-generation of the mid-engined roadster will make its world debut in a few weeks alongside the all-new 911 at the Paris motor show. North American sales start Jan. 15, followed by the Boxster coupe’s debut later in 2005. Starting prices are $44,595 for the Boxster, $53,895 for the S.





Despite its familiar appearance, Porsche says up to 80 percent of the ’05 Boxster’s components are heavily revised or replaced, although company officials admit many of the car’s crucial hard points have been carried over from the first-generation model launched in 1996. Two models will be offered: a base Boxster running a 2.7-liter 240-hp version of the German carmaker’s venerable flat-six engine linked to a five-speed manual, and a distinctly sportier Boxster S with a 3.2-liter 280-hp powerplant and six-speed manual gearbox. The five-speed Tiptronic is carried over.

Some of the changes: larger front air ducts, more rounded leading hood corners, and the really big one—oval headlights that replace the familiar teardrop-shaped units to provide the new car with its own identity, one Porsche hopes will finally distinguish the Boxster appearance from the 911. Elsewhere, the wheel arches protrude more, and taillights are more angular and wrap farther into the bodywork. Inside, look for a new three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, a revised instrument binnacle with black-faced dials in the Boxster and white-faced dials in the Boxster S, a Cayenne-influenced center console with a color information screen, and redesigned seats.


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Looks great in silver. The interior, although a step forward, it still does not seem to be up to par. More like, great for a...generation behind vehicle of this price.
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I seriously thought they were going to differenciate the 911 and Boxster more. Sigh, I love Porsche and don't want to see another BMW.....
Porsche should have 4 or 5 sports cars in the lineup.
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Originally Posted by 1SICKLEX
I seriously thought they were going to differenciate the 911 and Boxster more. Sigh, I love Porsche and don't want to see another BMW.....
Porsche should have 4 or 5 sports cars in the lineup.
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Cant wait to see the coupe...Cant wait to see the coupe
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Originally Posted by cob3683
Cant wait to see the coupe...Cant wait to see the coupe
Same here...
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911 purists are going to be pissed because it now looks more like the 911, before they changed the headlights back to round.
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The exhaust continuously reminds me of a fat animal farting through its a-hole..
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The exhaust continuously reminds me of a fat animal farting through its a-hole..
Where else would an animal fart?

Looks like a Tiburon meets a Crossfire with a 911 front end swap....
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Where else would an animal fart?

Looks like a Tiburon meets a Crossfire with a 911 front end swap....
Haha... Yeah, it sounds pretty stupic... What I first typed was "wide-open" a-hole... But, changed it cause i thought it was too graphic..
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Haha... Yeah, it sounds pretty stupic... What I first typed was "wide-open" a-hole... But, changed it cause i thought it was too graphic..
Uh oh, do I hear goatse?
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Uh oh, do I hear goatse?



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Long Live The 944!
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Uh oh, do I hear goatse?

there's the loopback.jpg picture at that same site that is just as bad if not worse than the the one on the homepage. Good god it's horrible.
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Wasn't the 944 front-engine? A mid-engine coupe with 10 lbs/HP or so sounds like a fun car to me, especially if they can sell it for under $45k. Again though, a Honda coupe on the S2k platform would be neck and neck with this car, for $15-20k less, just like the S2k now is pretty even with the Boxster S.
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Porsche Boxster S - - By Chris Thorp - - Source: Autoexpress

How much would you be prepared to spend to get your hands on your dream car - assuming you had a few bob, of course? How about £50,000? £150,000? More? According to Porsche, we can put our lottery winnings away, as its new Boxster will grant our wishes for much less.

To put this bold claim to the test, Auto Express climbed behind the wheel of the first right-hand-drive example to land on British shores. On initial sight, the newcomer looks like a relatively conservative evolution of the original. You could be forgiven for thinking our bright yellow test car was an old model.

This is, in fact, the redesigned Boxster, which we are told shares only 20 per cent of its predecessor's parts. The visual nip and tuck has seen the 'fried-egg' headlights replaced by more traditional lamps, while striking twin front airdams and a resculpted rear are intended to give a more modern finish.

It might lack the classic outline of its big brother, the 911, but the Boxster's simple shape looks good. The trouble is, the old model is now so familiar that its replacement doesn't appear as fresh as it could have done if Porsche had been a little more adventurous.

Inside, the cabin has also received a more dramatic makeover. First-rate build quality remains, while new oval air vents give some welcome relief from the clinical efficiency of the rest of the interior. Crucially, Porsche's trademark centrally mounted rev counter and hooded dials still take pride of place, and the layout is ergonomically superb.

However, the real treat comes when you start the engine.

The top-spec S we drove comes with the same 3.2-litre flat-six-cylinder unit as its predecessor, but power has increased from 260bhp to 280bhp. As a result, 0-62mph takes 5.5 seconds - only 0.2 seconds faster than the previous Boxster S - but on the road, the engine proves itself to be one of the finest in existence. Power is fed via a six-speed manual box, which enhances the driving experience with a wonderfully precise, mechanical feel.

In any gear at virtually any speed, relentless acceleration is available on demand, with a thrilling aural crescendo from the mid-mounted engine adding to the excitement. Drop the hood and you can get even closer to the action - although it would be a mistake to assume that with the roof down the interior becomes uncomfortably windy.

Even though there's nothing to rival Mercedes' Airscarfe system, the cabin is an oasis of calm, with wind noise only becoming a problem at motorway speeds. The fabric lid stows neatly, using far less room than a folding metal top.

Our car also had the optional Porsche Active Suspension Management, as part of the £1,426 Sport pack. This improves on the Boxster's class-leading ride and handling characteristics with continual adjustment of each damper.

Drivers can stiffen the set-up via a switch on the dash, but we found the supple normal mode ideal for B-road blasts. Another button sharpens throttle response by up to 30 per cent. Yet the steering remains unrivalled in the class for accuracy and feel. Lightly weighted, it's similar to that of the pricier 911.

At £38,720, this machine isn't exactly a bargain, but it has the measure of supercars costing twice as much. There are no limits to what the Boxster has to offer.
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They love the Boxster in Europe.
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Porsche Says Cayman Coming - - Source: The Car Connection

Porsche has a new hardtop coupe model coming to its lineup in the 2006 model year-the Cayman. The first Cayman S should go on sale late in the year, and the two-seat coupe will share most of its mechanicals with the existing Boxster roadster. The Cayman S will be priced between the 911 Carrera and the Boxster S models (potentially from $55,000-$60,000) and would carry an uprated version of the Boxster S flat six, with a power output of 295 hp. The Cayman, Porsche says, gets its name from the caiman, a small, nimble species of crocodile.

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I dont understand why Porsche needs a coupe priced betwee the 911 and the Boxster S. When the Boxster is a roadster which means it's a cabrio and usually buyers agree to pay a premium for the cabrio as a feature.
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Porsche Cayman sounds

I don't like it at all...
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Porsche to launch Boxster-based Cayman S sports car - - Source: Automotive News

February 23, 2005

Porsche long-rumored fourth vehicle line has finally been announced. Called the Cayman S, the vehicle will be a hardtop two-seat sports car based on the Boxster. Porsche says it will be available for the 2006 model year.

Positioned and priced between the 911 Carrera and the Boxster S, the Cayman will be powered by a mid-mounted 3.4- liter six-cylinder motor capable of 295 hp. Porsche also claims the Cayman's increased space utilization will make it a more practical type of sports car.

By comparison the Boxster S is powered by a 280-hp, 3.2- liter six-cylinder mid-mounted engine, while the 911 Carrera's six-cylinder rear-mounted 3.6-liter engine produces 325 hp.

The Cayman S joins the Carrera, Boxster, and Cayenne in the automaker's lineup. It derives its name from a small, nimble crocodile species called the caiman.

Spy photos published in motoring magazines showing what looked to be a Boxster coupe had elicited concerns among analysts that Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking would go back on his word not to build a car priced lower than the Boxster.

It did not give a price for the Cayman, but said it will cost more than a Boxster and less than a 911.

Generally, convertibles are priced higher than hard-tops due in part to the added mechanism needed.

Reuters contributed to this report.
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I am shocked to see this priced that high. I was thinking low 50's but if it starts in the 60's it won't be worth it IMO. Damn you Porsche, I was interested in this.
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I dont understand why Porsche needs a coupe priced betwee the 911 and the Boxster S. When the Boxster is a roadster which means it's a cabrio and usually buyers agree to pay a premium for the cabrio as a feature.


I don't get why they are bringing out another model here... I'd rather they spend the money developing a kick ass Turbo model of the Boxter and 911
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I am shocked to see this priced that high. I was thinking low 50's but if it starts in the 60's it won't be worth it IMO. Damn you Porsche, I was interested in this.
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I don't get why they are bringing out another model here... I'd rather they spend the money developing a kick ass Turbo model of the Boxter and 911
They are of the 911.
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Stupid name, stupid idea, wont sell. Garunteed. Esepcialy when this thing will START at around 60k...now for anyone who knows anything, what ever a porche starts at is NOTHING near what you will pay for it. If you want this thing with any sort of features, your paying at least prob. 67k....Umm, last time i checked, I could get a C6 Vett AND a beater car for the price of one of these "Cave...i meen Caymen's"....let alone prob. a C6 Z06.....

This will be a colosual failer.
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They are of the 911.
I know they are making a 911 Turbo, but I was talking about a faster version of the 911 Turbo... Somewhat like the prior 911 GT-2 but even more extreme..

Even though it probably won't fit, but it would even be cool to see the V-10 from the Carrera GT in a limited edition 911.
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