Porsche Boxster 0-60 Times
|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2017 Porsche 718 Boxster
|S Convertible||2.5L Turbo F-4||RWD||7A||3.6 sec||11.9 sec @ 117 mph||21/28/20 mpg||Car and Driver|
|S Convertible||2.5L Turbo F-4||RWD||6M||4.3 sec||12.6 sec @ 113 mph||20/26/18 mpg||Car and Driver|
|S Convertible||2.5L Turbo F-4||RWD||6M||4.4 sec||12.7 sec @ 111.4 mph||20/26/---- mpg||Road & Track|
2016 Porsche Boxster
|Spyder Convertible||3.8L F-6||RWD||6M||4.0 sec||12.2 sec @ 116 mph||18/24/17 mpg||Car and Driver|
2015 Porsche Boxster
|GTS Convertible||3.4L F-6||RWD||7A||4.1 sec||12.6 sec @ 112 mph||22/31/20 mpg||Car and Driver|
|GTS Convertible||3.4L F-6||RWD||7A||4.2 sec||12.8 sec @ 112 mph||22/31/---- mpg||Motor Week|
2013 Porsche Boxster
|Convertible||2.7L F-6||RWD||6M||5.6 sec||14.0 sec @ 103 mph||20/30/21 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Convertible||2.7L F-6||RWD||6M||5.6 sec||14.0 sec @ 101.7 mph||20/30/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|S Convertible||3.4L F-6||RWD||7A||4.2 sec||12.7 sec @ 111 mph||21/30/17 mpg||Car and Driver|
|S Convertible||3.4L F-6||RWD||6M||4.4 sec||12.9 sec @ 111 mph||20/28/19 mpg||Car and Driver|
|S Convertible||3.4L F-6||RWD||7A||4.2 sec||12.7 sec @ 109.7 mph||21/30/19.1 mpg||Motor Trend|
|S Convertible||3.4L F-6||RWD||6M||4.4 sec||13.1 sec @ 110 mph||20/28/22.5 mpg||Motor Week|
|S Convertible||3.4L F-6||RWD||7A||4.1 sec||12.6 sec @ 109.7 mph||21/30/25.2 mpg||Road & Track|
|S Convertible||3.4L F-6||RWD||7A||4.5 sec||13.0 sec @ 107.4 mph||21/30/20.9 mpg||Road & Track|
2011 Porsche Boxster
|Spyder Convertible||3.4L F-6||RWD||6M||4.3 sec||12.9 sec @ 109 mph||19/27/17 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Spyder Convertible||3.4L F-6||RWD||6M||4.3 sec||12.7 sec @ 109.9 mph||19/27/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|Spyder Convertible||3.4L F-6||RWD||6M||4.4 sec||12.9 sec @ 108.5 mph||19/27/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|Spyder Convertible||3.4L F-6||RWD||6M||5.1 sec||13.5 sec @ 106 mph||19/27/23.9 mpg||Motor Week|
|Spyder Convertible||3.4L F-6||RWD||6M||4.4 sec||12.8 sec @ 109.6 mph||19/27/19 mpg||Road & Track|
|Spyder Convertible||3.4L F-6||RWD||6M||4.4 sec||12.8 sec @ 109.2 mph||19/27/21 mpg||Road & Track|
2009 Porsche Boxster
|S Convertible||3.4L F-6||RWD||7A||4.3 sec||12.9 sec @ 109 mph||20/29/17 mpg||Car and Driver|
|S Convertible||3.4L F-6||RWD||6M||4.5 sec||13.0 sec @ 107.1 mph||19/26/16.8 mpg||Motor Trend|
2007 Porsche Boxster
|Convertible||2.7L F-6||RWD||5M||5.6 sec||14.1 sec @ 99.6 mph||20/29/21.5 mpg||Motor Trend|
|S Convertible||3.4L F-6||RWD||6M||4.9 sec||13.4 sec @ 107 mph||18/26/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
2005 Porsche Boxster
|S Convertible||3.2L F-6||RWD||6M||5.1 sec||13.6 sec @ 102 mph||17/25/20 mpg||Car and Driver|
|S convertible||3.2L F-6||RWD||6M||5.1 sec||13.7 sec @ 102 mph||17/25/---- mpg||Motor Week|
|S convertible||3.2L F-6||RWD||6M||5.0 sec||13.4 sec @ 105 mph||17/25/15.4 mpg||Road & Track|
2004 Porsche Boxster
|S Convertible||3.2L F-6||RWD||6M||5.4 sec||13.8 sec @ 102.4 mph||16/24/17.1 mpg||Motor Trend|
|S Convertible||3.2L F-6||RWD||6M||5.5 sec||14.0 sec @ -- -- mph||16/24/---- mpg||Road & Track|
2003 Porsche Boxster
|Convertible||2.7L F-6||RWD||5M||6.0 sec||14.6 sec @ 98 mph||18/27/23 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Convertible||2.7L F-6||RWD||5M||6.0 sec||14.6 sec @ 96.5 mph||18/27/21.1 mpg||Road & Track|
|S Convertible||3.2L F-6||RWD||6M||5.3 sec||13.76 sec @ 102.08 mph||16/24/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|S Convertible||3.2L F-6||RWD||6M||5.8 sec||14.4 sec @ 99 mph||16/24/---- mpg||Motor Week|
2001 Porsche Boxster
|Convertible||2.7L F-6||RWD||5M||6.6 sec||14.66 sec @ 95.06 mph||17/25/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|S Convertible||3.2L F-6||RWD||6M||5.3 sec||13.9 sec @ 102 mph||16/23/19 mpg||Car and Driver|
2000 Porsche Boxster
|Convertible||2.7L F-6||RWD||5M||6.2 sec||14.9 sec @ 96 mph||17/25/19 mpg||Car and Driver|
|S Convertible||3.2L F-6||RWD||6M||5.2 sec||13.8 sec @ 101 mph||16/23/20 mpg||Car and Driver|
|S Convertible||3.2L F-6||RWD||6M||5.3 sec||13.9 sec @ 100.7 mph||16/23/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|S Convertible||3.2L F-6||RWD||6M||5.8 sec||14.3 sec @ 98.8 mph||16/23/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|S Convertible||3.2L F-6||RWD||6M||5.5 sec||13.9 sec @ 102 mph||16/23/---- mpg||Motor Week|
1998 Porsche Boxster
|Convertible||2.5L F-6||RWD||5M||6.0 sec||14.5 sec @ 94.6 mph||17/24/22.4 mpg||Motor Trend|
About Porsche Boxster
The Porsche Boxster is one of the most iconic sports cars of its generation. Introduced in 1997, the car has become a dream car for kids and adults alike.
The first Porsche Boxster was a two-seater car with a design much like the mid-1950s car 550 Spyder. The car got its name from its water-cooled, 2.5-litre flat engine called boxer and the fact that it is a two-seat roadster.
The 1997 Boxster was born during a time when Porsche was facing rough times. In the 90s, Porsche sales were on the decline borne out of the waning public interest in cars. Surprisingly, the car was a big hit to the public partly due to its competitive price tag (around $40,000) which made it one of the most affordable Porsche models in years. It was a rather shocking move for the German auto manufacturer to come out with a low-cost sports car, and not another Porsche 911.
The Boxster displaced the Porsche 968, a car with a front-engine and four-cylinder line that traces its roots back to the 80s. Everything about the Boxster was new except for its horizontally opposed engine with a 201 horsepower. It was also the first Porsche car with water cooling, as the German manufacturer thought it was necessary for the car to meet emission standards.
The original Boxster was almost 170 inches in length, 70 inches in width, and 51 inches in height.
The 1997 Boxster was a huge hit that during the same year, the company had to hire another firm to help it produce the cars to keep up with the demand. The company, Valmet of Finland, helped Porsche produce 10,000 units of the 1998 Boxster.
By the turn of the millennium, car enthusiasts were looking for more oomph from Porsche for its Boxster model. It answered the call with the Porsche Boxster S, which simply stood for ‘super’ meaning more power. The Boxster S was also keeping up with the German auto maker’s tradition of improving its car line by coming up with a muscled-up, ‘S’ version.
The Boxster S was powered by a 3.2 liter engine with a 78 mm stroke, with horsepower of 250 at 6250 rpm. The car was obviously couped-up version of the first few Boxster models. Car enthusiasts were ecstatic that the car could zoom from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 5.2 seconds, which really made the Boxster a sports car at least in the books of many automobile fanatics.
The Boxster S was also way faster than its predecessors, capable of zooming up to a maximum of 160 miles per hour compared to the 147 mph of the first few Boxster models. And even though the Boxster S was sold at a higher price than that of its predecessors, sales remained brisk.
In the succeeding years, Porsche did a few improvements to the Boxster. In 2001, it introduced the optional Stability Management anti-skid system for improved safety. The feature meant an additional $1200 but was deemed a very practical investment especially when driving on dark and rainy nights.
In 2002, Porsche came up with in-dash cup holders which were a lot stronger compared to the clip-ons found on the first few Boxsters. By this time, the base prices of the car had increased to around $50,000 but the sales remained good.
There were no significant improvements in 2003 and 2004, until 2005 came along.
By 2005, the Porsche Boxster was eight years old in the car industry. It had sold more than 160,000 units during that stretch, with nearly half of this figure made in North America.
There were many changes in introduced in the 2005 Boxster and Boxster S. One of these was a power boost, with the former getting a 2.7-liter engine with 240 horsepower at 6400 rpm, and the latter having a 3.2 liter engine for 280 horsepower at 6200 rpm. Porsche also introduced an active suspension management and shock absorbers controlled by a computer to suit the speed of the car and road conditions.
In 2006, Porsche stood pat with its Boxster enhancements as it introduced the Porsche Cayman, a coupe version of the Boxster. But it came back the following year by increasing the horsepower of the Boxster’s engine to 245 from the previous 240. The Boxster S, meanwhile, was given a 3.4 liter engine with 295 horsepower.
2014 Porsche Boxster
The latest Boxster has a 2.7 liter engine with 265 horsepower. It can accelerate to 60 miles per hour in just 5.5 seconds with a maximum speed of 164 miles per hour. On the other hand, the Boxster S has an additional 50 horsepower from its 3.4 liter engine, and could zoom to 60 miles per hour in just 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 178 miles per hour.
For more information about Porsche Boxter, visit the official Porsche website.