Porsche 986 Boxster S

Series production began in mid-1996 and was first available in the UK in mid-1997.The car stimulated a commercial turnaround for Porsche, and is credited with saving the company, which during the early 1990s had been suffering with an ageing product range and falling sales. 

All 986 Boxsters use the M96, a water-cooled, horizontally opposed ("flat"), six-cylinder engine. It was Porsche's first water-cooled non-front engine. In the Boxster, it is placed mid-engine. The flat, mid-engine layout provides a low center of gravity, near-perfect weight distribution, and neutral handling.

Boxster 986 model history

YearEngine and powerTransmission0–60 mphTop speed
1996 2.5L, 150 kW (204 PS; 201 hp) Manual 6.9 seconds  240 km/h (149 mph)
Tiptronic 7.6 seconds  235 km/h (146 mph)
1999 2.7L, 162 kW (220 PS; 217 hp) Manual 6.6 seconds  250 km/h (155 mph)
Tiptronic 7.4 seconds  245 km/h (152 mph)
3.2L S, 185 kW (253 PS; 250 hp) Manual 5.9 seconds  260 km/h (162 mph)
Tiptronic 6.5 seconds  255 km/h (158 mph)
2003 2.7L, 168 kW (228 PS; 225 hp) Manual 6.4 seconds 253 km/h (157 mph)
Tiptronic S 7.3 seconds 248 km/h (154 mph)
3.2L S, 191 kW (260 PS; 258 hp) Manual 5.7 seconds 264 km/h (164 mph)
Tiptronic S 6.4 seconds 258 km/h (160 mph)

 

This car is a 2000 year model. Picture by the owner Tony Willson                                        



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