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    Re: Interesting Boxster S Article

    Good review...worrying RMS leakage tough...

    Re: Interesting Boxster S Article

    I also enjoyed the statistics in the next-to-last paragraph:

    It's clear, however, that the Boxster is making inroads with the Porsche community on the merits of its excellent chassis and considerable performance. It's been gaining in terms of sales to buyers who have already owned Porsches. Back in 1998, just 16.4 percent of 986 buyers had owned a Porsche. Two years later the figure nearly doubled, to 30.8 percent. Last year was the 986's best ever in terms of sales to Porsche people. Just over one third of all 2004 Boxsters, or 33.4 percent, went to previous Porsche owners.

    Maybe a few moldy figs decided the Boxster was a real Porsche after all.

    Re: Interesting Boxster S Article

    Quote: And while the latest 911 still enjoys an advantage in both of those contests, its stronghold on speed is less clear on a race track. Two magazines have now witnessed 987s lapping faster than 997s - and the difference appears to be even slimmer on real-world roads.

    Re: Interesting Boxster S Article

    I am GREATLY confused here, BOXSTER S 0-60 under 5 sec time as mentioned in the ariticle??

    Re: Interesting Boxster S Article

    Boxster did 0-60 in 5.0 sec with 19 inch wheels. I wouldn't be surprised if it was under 5.0 with 18 inch wheels.

    Re: Interesting Boxster S Article

    even more confused....I mean I am very happy to know the S can do under 5sec but PAG says it's 5.5, no??

    Re: Interesting Boxster S Article

    to get 0-60 in 5 sec you have to drop the clutch at high rpm according to the article i read. this is not healthy for the car. so more realistic 0-60 is 5.5

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    to get 0-60 in 5 sec you have to drop the clutch at high rpm according to the article i read. this is not healthy for the car. so more realistic 0-60 is 5.5



    Porsche post a faster time of 5.2, which traditionally is conservative on its 0-60 times. 5.0 is not a long shot and with 18in wheels it wouldn't suprise me if it's tic under 5.0.

    Re: Interesting Boxster S Article

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    Eurospeed said:
    Boxster did 0-60 in 5.0 sec with 19 inch wheels. I wouldn't be surprised if it was under 5.0 with 18 inch wheels.



    Put 12" on it and it will do a 0-100 km/h i just 2,5 secs

    No way in hell a standard Boxster S will do a 0-60 in less than 5 secs.
    It just doesnt have the power for it.
    0-60 in 5.3...maybe on a very good day.

    Just my guess. Nothing scientific.

    Re: Interesting Boxster S Article

    Those guys at Excellence do have a lot of historic technical knowledge, but thats because they are very old.
    Im amazed they didn't lose their yellow loaner 987 in the parking lot at Molly Stones in Greenbrae.

    No way will a 987S run under 5 sec 0-60. Sounds more like the PR guy told them that when he handed them the keys.
    They didnt publish any measured tests and just speculated
    with "capable of under 5 sec" Thats pretty lame.

    Re: Interesting Boxster S Article

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    Dr. Phil said:
    Put 12" on it and it will do a 0-100 km/h i just 2,5 secs

    No way in hell a standard Boxster S will do a 0-60 in less than 5 secs.
    It just doesnt have the power for it.
    0-60 in 5.3...maybe on a very good day.

    Just my guess. Nothing scientific.



    Road & Track magazine tested the 987 S in its best sportscar feature and it achieved 0-60 (note not 0-62 which is what Porsche usually quote) in 5 secs dead. Click here to download the PDF of the test results

    Re: Interesting Boxster S Article

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    Atlantis said:
    Quote:
    Dr. Phil said:
    Put 12" on it and it will do a 0-100 km/h i just 2,5 secs

    No way in hell a standard Boxster S will do a 0-60 in less than 5 secs.
    It just doesnt have the power for it.
    0-60 in 5.3...maybe on a very good day.

    Just my guess. Nothing scientific.



    Road & Track magazine tested the 987 S in its best sportscar feature and it achieved 0-60 (note not 0-62 which is what Porsche usually quote) in 5 secs dead. Click here to download the PDF of the test results




    The PDF doesnt include the Boxster.

    Re: Interesting Boxster S Article

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    JimFlat6 said:
    The PDF doesnt include the Boxster.


    Does. Last page (4).

    Re: Interesting Boxster S Article

    Excellent! thanks! Boxster still the king of slalom...

    Re: Interesting Boxster S Article

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    Jeannot said:
    Excellent! thanks! Boxster still the king of slalom...



    The test Boxster must have been fitted with an Aerokit to go that fast.

    Re: Interesting Boxster S Article

    Quote:
    Jeannot said:
    Excellent! thanks! Boxster still the king of slalom...



    Indeed. That car simply kicks a55.
    Cant wait to take mine to the track on thursday!

    Re: Interesting Boxster S Article

    Take it for what it is, but a 987S has already post a 5.0 0-60 and 1/4 mile of 13.4 in Road and Track with 19 inch wheels (LINK with PDF of Specs.). A 986S has posted 5.3, 13.76 ( LINK ). Whether its a hard starts or not, its been achieved...just like all the other Porsches that are tested. I'm not a 0-60 guy, but I think the Boxster S is underestimated in what it can do.

     
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