• Car and Driver test numbers for the standard 2.7 liter 2013 981 Boxster in manual - 14.0@103

      The Boxster S has received the majority of the press leaving the base Boxster out in the cold so to speak. This is the first test posted that PorscheBoost has come across featuring the base Boxster equipped with the 2.7 liter flat-6 putting out 265 horsepower and mated to the 6-speed manual transmission. Acceleration performance from this motor and transmission combo is a very respectable 14.0@103 in the 1/4 mile.

      With the PDK transmission this would likely approach E46 M3 acceleration figures which is very impressive for a 265 horse motor. The 3035 pound curb weight certainly helps. Not just in acceleration but the handling figures as well with 1.01g pulled on the skidpad.

      Even a stripped down Boxster does not come cheap at $66,100 as tested. This car is a great value in the Porsche lineup however and quite simply an excellent drivers car.

      Specifications >VEHICLE TYPE: mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door roadster

      PRICE AS TESTED: $66,100
      BASE PRICE: $50,450

      ENGINE TYPE: DOHC 24-valve flat-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection

      Displacement: 165 cu in, 2706 cc
      Power: 265 hp @ 6700 rpm
      Torque: 206 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm

      TRANSMISSION: 6-speed manual

      Wheelbase: 97.4 in
      Length: 172.2 in
      Width: 70.9 in Height: 50.1 in
      Curb weight: 3035 lb

      Zero to 60 mph: 5.6 sec
      Zero to 100 mph: 13.3 sec
      Zero to 130 mph: 31.5 sec
      Street start, 560 mph: 6.3 sec
      Standing -mile: 14.0 sec @ 103 mph
      Top speed (drag limited): 168 mph
      Braking, 700 mph: 145 ft
      Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 1.01 g

      EPA city/highway: 20/30 mpg
      C/D observed: 21 mpg

      TEST NOTES: Rotation can be triggered easily by use of throttle, brakes, steering, or combinations of the above. An abrupt clutch engagement above 5000 rpm returns the best acceleration.

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