Thursday, November 5, 2009
The Original Porsche 550 was a sports car manufactured between 1953 & 1956. It was the sports car that the legendary American Actor James Deen died in 1955. Fast forward to the present time, the decedents of 550 now better known as the Porsche Boxster (987) comes 2.9 liter flat-six boxer engine with Direct Fuel Injection and the option of having Porsche's signature Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) dual clutch gearbox.
The upcoming Boxster S will be revealed to the public during the Los Angeles International Motor Show in December. The new Boxster weighs in at just 1,275kg, which is 80kg less than the Boxster S and enough to make it the lightest Porsche on sale today. Under the hood one will find the 3.4-litre 'boxer' engine, newly tweaked to put out 320bhp. The six-speed manual gearbox will be a standard feature while the PDK twin-clutch will be available as an upgrade.
porsche claims that the Bosxter fitted with the PDK gearbox will do the century sprint(0-60 mph) in 4.8 seconds hitting a top speed of 166mph. Paddle-Shifters has taken the place of the steering wheel mounted controls. The next gen Boxster strive to be greener at the same time by returning consumption figures of 30.4mpg
The new Spyder Boxster will be on sale in the UK come Febuary 2010 with a price tag of £44,643.
Source : Autoexpress