Porsche Boxster S ~ 1999-2004
They got their wish when the Boxster S was launched. This combined the Boxster bodyshell with a larger 3.2-litre version of the flat-six engine that produced 252bhp – a useful 48bhp increase on the 2.5-litre version. This was enough to propel the S to 62mph in just 5.9 seconds and go on to a top speed of162mph. The Boxster had really come of age with the S variant.
Externally, there was little to distinguish the S from the standard car. It had a lined hood, which reduced noise and 17-inch wheels with a new design were standard (18-inch ones were optional).
Red-painted calipers denoted the uprated brakes which were based on 911 items.
In 2003, the car was facelifted with a glass rear window, in place of the original plastic item that was prone to damage. Also, the front and rear bumpers were revised, as were the lights.