Porsche Boxster 2.7 ~ 1999-2004
New to this engine was the use of Porsche’s E-gas ‘drive by wire’ system that used an electronic link between accelerator pedal and throttle valve, instead of the traditional cable. This gave a more reliable and responsive system.
To suit the extra power, the five-speed gearbox had revised ratios, as did the optional Tiptronic transmission.
The 2.7-litre engine gave the entry-level Boxster more sparkling performance and made it a more fun car. However, there remained enough difference in power to differentiate it from the more expensive Boxster S.