The Power And History Behind the Porsche Boxster

August 23rd, 2018 by

Since the Porsche Boxster hit the scene in the 1990s, it has grown to become one of the premier sports cars around. A lot of this is due to its engine power, which has undergone its own evolution over the years.

Where Things Began

At the start, where the 911 was believed to be overly expensive and a car only for the rich, the Boxster provided a great alternative option. In 1996, its 2.5-liter flat-six engine, with a 204-hp output, became a bona fide hit among people who wanted a more affordable roadster, even if it didn’t exactly match the power of the 911. In fact, it outsold its counterpart that year.

Porsche saw an opportunity to improve, though, iterating on what was already successful rather than trying to reinvent the wheel. With the second-generation Boxster, the engine was improved to power as high as 255 hp for the base 2.9-liter model. It also could go as high as 310 hp for the S model, which went up to a 3.4-liter engine.

So, what about the current incarnation? Even through its current third generation, we’ve seen a lot of Boxster changes under the hood.  The most powerful option is the S trim, with a 2.5-liter turbo flat-four engine that has 350 hp and 309 lb-ft of torque. One can only imagine how Porsche is going to improve on this sporty staple next.

Buying Your Porsche Boxster Today

When you get a Porsche Boxster, not only do you have a powerful car, but you’re also buying into a piece of history. Make sure that you partner with the right dealership to make sure your purchase matches your interests.

At Joe Rizza Porsche in Orland Park, we have a staff with a combined over 40 years in Porsche sales experience. We also service the entire Chicago area, not just with new and pre-owned cars, but also added services for those who buy with us, including complimentary car washes and pickup and delivery at your home or office when your car needs service.

Visit your local Joe Rizza dealership in Orland Park, IL, to see our extensive inventory of the Porsche Boxster, or give us a call at 800-728-0866 today.

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