The fastest selling Porsche in history is not the iconic 911 but instead the humble Boxster, and for good reason. No longer considered the poor man's Porsche, the 2007 Boxster and Boxster S mid-engined sports cars gain increases in both power and torque with introduction of new engines equipped with Porsche’s valve control, VarioCam Plus.
Engine displacement in the Boxster S has increased from 3.2 to 3.4 liters with power jumping to 295 horsepower up from 280. Torque is also raised 15 pound-feet, to 251 lb.-ft. The 2.7-liter Boxster engine now develops an additional 5 horsepower, bringing peak output to 245 horsepower. Torque has also increased, from 199 to 201 lb.-ft.
Rationalization of parts sees the Boxster sharing many parts with both the 911 and Cayenne. This is not all bad: for the first time the Boxster is available with 19-inch, forged alloy, two-tone wheels that were developed for the new 911 Turbo.
Synonymous with well-balanced weight distribution, solid chassis construction, and incredibly precise steering the 2007 Boxster now has the numbers to make 911 owners afraid, very afraid.