Porsche Boxster 2.7 ~ 2005-2007
The interior was all-new, with a neater instrument binnacle, round air vents, and an angular centre console that was similar to that in the 997-model 911. The three-spoke steering wheel was also not unlike the 911 item.
The same 2.7-litre engine was retained, albeit tweaked by 12bhp to produce 240bhp. This gave a 0-62mph time of 6.2 seconds and a top speed of 159mph. Standard fare was a five-speed gearbox, while a six-speed manual was optional, as was Tiptronic.
Standard on the new Boxster was PSM (Porsche Stability Management) – essentially a form of traction control.
A new option was Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) which allowed the suspension to be adjusted from a softer, comfortable ride, to a harder setting for sporty driving – effectively giving two cars in one.
Another new option was the Porsche Chrono Package, borrowed from the 997. This gave a modified engine map and a sophisticated stopwatch system.