Porsche is celebrating the production of its 200,000th Boxster, which recently rolled off the production line at the outsourced Valmet Automotive plant in Uusikaupunki, Finland. The milestone reaching vehicle was a meteor grey metallic Boxster S that’s being delivered to a customer in the US and marks ten years of production for the popular roadster.
At the car’s launch back in 1996, Porsche had originally estimated an annual output of just 15,000 units. However, with the recently introduced Cayman hardtop, total sales for the 2005/06 fiscal year amounted to 27,906 cars.
We could go on about the reputation of the Boxster, but that overlooks the fact that this is one of the sweetest handling cars in the world. In its latest iteration, the Boxster S features a 3.4L flat-six with 295hp (217kW), up 15hp over the previous model. We hope that the increased production numbers doesn’t detract from the exclusiveness of owning a Porsche, a major problem the company faces with annual sales for all models reaching the 100,000 mark.