Porsche Boxster 987 Parts

The second-generation Boxster was first seen by the public at the 2004 Paris Motor Show, and the car started selling in mid-2005. The second generation came with modified headlights, large wheel arches, larger side intake vents, and 19-inch wheels. A couple of interior revisions were made which included the adding of a circular theme across the instrument cluster as well as cooling vents.

Engine and Performance

The base model came with a 2.7-litre flat-six boxer engine; the S had the 3.2-liter 276 HP engine. Later in 2007, the base model came with the VarioCam Plus engine with the S version receiving a slightly more powerful 3.4-litre engine. The upgrades put the second-generation Boxster on par with the Cayman at least in terms of power.

Similarities to the Cayman

The Cayman and the Boxster both shared the same mid-engine design platform, and many components like the front fenders, headlights, trunk lid, doors, etc. The styling appears to have been inspired by the 356/1, the 904 Coupe and the 550 Coupe.

2008 Facelift

Later in 2008, the Boxster, as well as the S model, received a facelift. The changes included a more powerful engine, i.e. 2.9-liter for the Boxster, with the S receiving a Direct Fuel Injection system engine. Both models then came with a 6-speed manual transmission but were also available with PDK or dual-clutch gearbox.

Noteworthy cosmetic changes included new taillights, a new headlight, a much larger front air intake, and DRL (Day Time Running Lights). The company also lowered the rear end and added twin diffusers.

Conclusion

The second-generation Boxster is often touted as one of the best models to buy mainly because it is seen as being a refined version of the original that was introduced in 1993. It also marks the year when both the Caymen and Boxter come full circle, with their designs mirroring each other.