Standard Boxster and Cayman models get upgraded to 255hp (190kW) 265hp (197kW), respectively, thanks to new direct-injection engine technology.
The S-models start at $57,650 for the Boxster and $61,150 for the Cayman. For that money, the S-variants get a 3.4L engine rated at 310hp (228kW) in Boxster form and 320hp (235kW) in Cayman guise pushes the cars to even punchier levels of performance while boosting fuel efficiency to 25.5mpg (9.2L/100km) in the combined cycle.
A range of updates including a slight increase in power plus minor aesthetic and aerodynamic changes mark the 2009 Boxster and Cayman models from their forebears. The pricing bumps for the new models are likewise modest, but enough to cover the upgraded mechanical features.
For a full run-down of the upgrades and new features in the 2009 Porsche Boxster and Cayman, check out our original coverage here.