The Boxster S builds on the foundation of
the popular Boxster model and offers an even higher level of performance
and standard features. A 3.2-liter engine, exclusive to this model,
produces 250 horsepower and 225 lb.-ft. of peak torque. Power-boosting
technology includes a dual-resonance air intake and VarioCam® variable
valve timing. The engine produces 85 percent of its peak torque at just
2,000 rpm, giving the Boxster S outstanding response even at low speeds.
To handle the extra power, the Boxster S is equipped with a version of
the six-speed manual transmission and the larger cross-drilled brake
discs from the 911® Carrera®. Standard 17-inch wheels and tires and
sport chassis tuning enhance handling. The Porsche Boxster S can
accelerate from zero-to-62 mph (zero-to-100 km/h) in just 5.9 seconds
(versus 6.6 seconds for the standard Boxster model). A third radiator
augments the standard model’s two to handle cooling for the larger
engine, and its central air intake quickly identifies the Boxster S.
Distinctive titanium-color exterior trim
sets the Boxtser S apart from the standard Boxster. Inside, the Boxster
S features unique instrument panel gauges with aluminum-color trim and
gray faces. Aluminum-look door and luggage compartment handles, shift
lever, and shifter bezel reinforce the classic sports car appearance.
The standard power convertible roof lowers in just 12 seconds, and its
cloth headliner ensures all-season comfort. Safety technology includes a
patented crumple-zone body structure, inertia-reel three-point seatbelts
with pretensioners and load limiters, dual front airbags, door-mounted
side airbags, anti-lock brakes (ABS) and integrated supplemental safety
bars. The Porsche Stability Management (PSM) system is available as an
The Boxster S enters its third model year
with new seatbelt pretensioners and load limiters, plus interior
enhancements and a new optional Bose® digital sound system. The trunk
adds an internal anti-entrapment release. The remote entry system now
controls seat memory function when the optional power seats are ordered.
When the optional onboard computer is ordered, it is accompanied by a
new LCD multifunctional display inside the instrument cluster. Interior
switches get a matte finish and the keys have a color Porsche Crest. The
exterior color palette adds Black, Carrera White, and Basalt Black
Metallic for 2002.