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962 kid
09-08-2004, 08:17 PM
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First Major Makeover in Model's Eight-Year History

ATLANTA, GA, Sept. 7, 2004 - Porsche today disclosed the first information available on its 2005 entry level sports car, the Boxster, and its higher performing stable mate, the Boxster S. For 2005, both models feature significant styling changes, more powerful engines, numerous handling enhancements, and greater active and passive safety. All are designed to offer even more driving pleasure from the mid-engine roadsters - the acknowledged leaders in their sports car segment. This all comes at value-driven prices that will make the new Boxster models even more competitive in their class.

Bolder Styling

These next generation Boxsters are more mature sports cars. This is characterized by bolder yet more refined exterior styling that is highlighted by larger front and side air intakes, new head and front lamp treatments, more aggressive doorsills, and larger side widows.

More Power

While the size of the Boxster's 2.7-liter and the Boxster S's 3.2-liter flat-six cylinder engines remain unchanged, both have significant horsepower increases. The Boxster jumps from 225 to 240 horsepower (SAE), while the Boxster S leaps from 258 to 280 horsepower (SAE) and is the most powerful engine yet offered in the Boxster model line. The result is a faster top track speed of 159 mph (256 km/h) for the Boxster and 166 mph (268 km/h) for the Boxster S. The Boxster accelerates from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 5.9 seconds while the Boxster S achieves it in 5.2 seconds.

These engines are mated to a revised five-speed manual transmission in the Boxster and a new six-speed manual gearbox in the Boxster S. Both models can still be equipped with the optional five-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission system.

Better Handling

Benchmark superior handling on both previous Boxster models has been further enhanced with the addition of variable ratio power steering, improved chassis and body stiffness, wider wheel alignment, and larger wheels and tires. The Boxster and Boxster S now have standard 17-inch and 18-inch wheels and tires, respectively, but both can be fitted with optional 19-inch wheels and tires.

Enhanced Safety

The Boxster and Boxster S are the first roadsters in the world to help protect occupants against lateral impact through the use of dedicated head airbags. In combination with thorax airbags, which are concealed on the outer side of the seatbacks, the head airbags deploy from the side window rails in the doors, helping to provide a high level of head protection.

Active safety on the two Boxster models is increased by optimizing the braking system and by adding the Porsche Stability Management system (PSM) as standard equipment. PSM can stabilize the car in severe understeer and oversteer conditions by braking the appropriate wheel or wheels, and, if necessary, intervening through engine management.

Greater Value

The 2005 Boxster and Boxster S will be introduced to the United States on January 15, 2005 at a price of $43,800 US for the Boxster and $53,100 US for the Boxster S. With such features as PSM and larger wheels and tires now standard on both models, these prices are significantly less than those of their comparably equipped predecessors.

Ben
09-08-2004, 08:20 PM
I like the new styling oh so much more.

Doesn't look "cheap" and "budget" like the earlier ones.

habsfan
09-08-2004, 08:43 PM
judging by the pics, i dont like it much. front end looks too squished and im not really likin the oblong headlights. maybe it looks better in real life.

pontiacpower
09-08-2004, 08:46 PM
i hate it
thats the ugliest thing ive seen in my life

Ben
09-08-2004, 08:56 PM
Originally posted by pontiacpower
i hate it
thats the ugliest thing ive seen in my life
*says pontiacpower*
you must live some life.

cycosis
09-08-2004, 09:33 PM
looks alot better tehn the old boxter:thumbsup:

hyperwhite
09-08-2004, 09:35 PM
i like it. it looks like a mix between the new 911 and the old boxster

ExtremeSi
09-08-2004, 09:49 PM
It looks like it's been cleaned up in photoshop, but I defiently like it! I hated the old headlights

cujo_cjc
09-08-2004, 10:38 PM
i like the new look
sorta looks like a mr2 sypder from some angles :dunno:

BigMass
09-08-2004, 10:46 PM
http://forums.rennlist.com/upload/2005_boxster_04_r.jpg
http://photostore.automark.net/models/toyota/2004toyotamr2spyder.jpg

///M3
09-08-2004, 10:52 PM
iv never liked boxsters, and still dont.:dunno:

Team_Mclaren
09-08-2004, 11:08 PM
Originally posted by cujo_cjc
i like the new look
sorta looks like a mr2 sypder from some angles :dunno:

hhmmm... but i like the boxter soooo much better, just over all more sporty! I love the new look! and now with a little more :burnout:

C4S
09-09-2004, 11:37 AM
Oh no .. Oh no ..

they look too good .. and that is a big problem .. why do they make it like a 911 again ? :(

Then .... why pay double price for 911 then ? :dunno:

I really want them to make a boxster like a boxster .. a 911 like a 911 ...

too good to be truth ! :love:

C4S
09-09-2004, 11:41 AM
Always.. since day 1 the MR-s copy the style from Boxster ... no surprice ! so .. should say the " Boxster " looks like MR-S is the MR-S likes the Boxster .. which is a good thing for Toyota ... 1/3 price Porsche Boxster ! :)

Anyway .. now can forget about the new SLK .... :D and time for people to get their deposite refund from M-B ! :D

MtYurmom
09-09-2004, 11:59 AM
I think it looks alot better now. more curves.. like a nice looking lady...i love curves mmmmmmmmmm. wait, sorry. WTF! THIS ISNT WWW.BEHIND.COM! :D

chibi_chas
09-09-2004, 02:12 PM
looks alot more classy than the current model boxsters

FiveFreshFish
09-09-2004, 05:09 PM
The Boxter needed the update.

09-09-2004, 05:44 PM
wheres the hardtop model?

Kamen
09-10-2004, 01:32 AM
Looks ok, but yea...MRS.

XylathaneGTR
09-11-2004, 02:28 AM
Originally posted by SpoonEK9
wheres the hardtop model?

Yeah, i read about that before too...It would be like a mini 911...:drool: Maybe the hardtop will be released at a later date?

C4S
09-11-2004, 11:03 AM
Originally posted by XylathaneGTR


Yeah, i read about that before too...It would be like a mini 911...:drool: Maybe the hardtop will be released at a later date?

Late Summer ? Boxster Coupe ??

then it will be more harder to tell the different for 997 and boxster coupe ... :D

962 kid
09-11-2004, 10:49 PM
:drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

http://www3.us.porsche.com/wheresportbegins/pcna.asp

Redlyne_mr2
09-12-2004, 01:11 AM
Such a huge improvement over the current boxster

V_gts
09-15-2004, 08:05 AM
Damn those idiots! talk about turning back the evolution, now it looks like a frekking 80's toy car lights .:whipped: :guns: *##[email protected]*

hjr
09-15-2004, 12:13 PM
Originally posted by V_gts
Damn those idiots! talk about turning back the evolution, now it looks like a frekking 80's toy car lights .:whipped: :guns: *##[email protected]* i guess you can be happy that you have the previous model then...

V_gts
09-15-2004, 04:50 PM
Yeah thank god to that m8 :thumbsup:
WOOoom.. (http://www.v-mp.com/Files/Galleries/Gallery_4/V_Porsche2.JPG)


Cheers.

LamE
09-16-2004, 04:03 AM
rofl it looks absolutely disgusting and a copy of the mk3 mr2....common porsche, what hte fuck. Same with Audi... have you guys seen the B7 S4? UGLY AS FUCK!!!!

Cars are getting uglier now. Best years for designs of cars were from 1990 to 2000, and especially mid 1993-1997.....

Sigh :zzz:

pinoyhero
09-16-2004, 05:51 AM
Finally an interior upgreade, that car needs one.

V_gts
09-16-2004, 06:29 AM
Originally posted by LamE
rofl it looks absolutely disgusting and a copy of the mk3 mr2....common porsche, what hte fuck. Same with Audi... have you guys seen the B7 S4? UGLY AS FUCK!!!!

Cars are getting uglier now. Best years for designs of cars were from 1990 to 2000, and especially mid 1993-1997.....

Sigh :zzz:

I agree :thumbsup: