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Porsche Boxster 986 Model Timeline

1st Generation Porsche Boxster Specs & Performance Summary

The base Porsche Boxster didn't light the world on fire in terms of performance figures when is came out in 1997. It was a wonderful sports car but 6.7 second 0 - 60 mph was slow compared to the BMW M cars of the era. The upgrade to a 2.7 liter engine in 2000 helped a little, but it was the Boxster S with its bigger engine and better hardware that had serious performance. 0 - 60 mph in 5.6 seconds and a quarter mile in just over 14 seconds was legit. The 986.2 upgrades in 2003 gave both models some more power and that translated into better performance.

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