Porsche Boxster S

An “S” badge on a Porsche signifies a truly special model, not merely an upgraded trim or option package, and the 2004 Porsche Boxster S is indeed a truly special vehicle.

The 2004 Porsche Boxster S is powered by a 3.2-liter engine that generates a stunning 258 horsepower (SAE) at 6,200 rpm and 229 lb.-ft. of torque, with 85 percent of that torque available as early as 2,000 rpm. Equipped with its standard six-speed manual transmission, the Boxster S accelerates from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in a mere 5.7 seconds.

To handle the engine’s power, the Boxster S is equipped with a standard six-speed manual transmission, with the five-speed Tiptronic S automatic as an option. With the manual transmission, the Boxster S will reach 165 mph (264 km/h) on the test track. With the Tiptronic S, it can accelerate to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 6.4 seconds and achieve a top track speed of 160 mph (258 km/h).

To cool its powerful engine, the Boxster S has a third front air duct that feeds a front-mounted radiator. The Boxster S engine exhales through twin exhaust pipes.

The Boxster S rides on an optimized sport suspension. Compared to the standard Boxster, the Boxster S suspension features higher-rate springs and shock damping, longer rear lower control arms that increase toe-in stiffness, larger wheel bearings that increase camber stiffness to provide high-speed cornering stability, and standard, lightweight 17-inch wheels with 205/50 Z-rated tires in front and 225/40 Z-rated tires in the back.

Also standard are leather-faced seats with power recliners; leather-covered three-spoke steering wheel, gearshift knob, door armrests and handbrake handle; a telescoping steering column; one-touch controls to open or close the windows; automatic climate controls with a dust/pollen filter and charcoal odor filter; a digital radio with in-dash CD player; dual cupholders that pop out of the dashboard; a large, lighted and locking glove compartment with a 305 cu.-in. (5.0-liter) capacity; and LED interior orientation lights.

Source: Porsche press

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