HowStuffWorks “1997, 1998, 1999 Porsche Boxster Engine”

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1997, 1998, 1999 Boxster Engine

The Porsche was the first midengine Porsche the 914 of the 1970s.

Even as the Porsche fast-tracked toward production, assigned a separate team to an exaggerated concept preview for the North American International in Detroit.

Crowds loved it, company planners that were on the right track. so, reporters noted that the had no top, little luggage and no obvious provision for meeting crash standards, all of which that the production version be a visual disappointment.

Though road-testers did have aesthetic mostly with the cabin, the Boxster bowed in late to boffo notices.

[T]his car looks, feels and like a proper Porsche, AutoWeek correspondent Greg It is enormous fun to drive. That’s the achievement.

The Boxster is finally and it’s for real.

Car and Driver put the on its Ten Best List for 1998 and for 1999. As a do-it-all sports car for the end of the the Boxster formula has immense

As the new entry-level Porsche, the Boxster the Porsche 968, the last of the four-cylinder line begun the 924 in the 1970s. Everything about it was new for a horizontally opposed engine somewhere behind the cockpit, as one put it.

Other scribes mentioned because it was a Porsche, the Boxster nothing with a mass-market unlike the rival BMW Z3 and Mercedes SLK future Porsche 911s inherit much from the per Porsche’s two-for-one model

In keeping with its affordability the Porsche Boxster might been designed for a four-cylinder But Porsche decided the car deserved a Besides, a four would increased engine manufacturing and complexity, seeing that Porsche 911 sixes would use the basic design.

Regardless, the Boxster was the first Porsche with water deemed necessary to meet emissions standards and noise The engine, designated M96, was Porsche’s first production with twin overhead and four valves per cylinder.

Porsche Boxster

Per the block and heads were of aluminum to save weight, and worked to keep the engine compact to allow for a low mounting behind the cockpit and ahead of the wheels, all the better for handling.

engineering abounded in the M96. The for example, was forged, not cast, and ran in main bearings. Cylinder were etched with by the new Lokasil process, thus the need for heavy iron as a wearing surface.

Porsche’s Varioram resonance system, carried over the last air-cooled 911s, more complete combustion and lower emissions.

Engineers oversquare bore/… dimensions of x 2.83 inches (85.5 x mm), but left plenty of to enlarge them for future Total displacement came to 2.5 cubic inches. Thanks in to unusually high 11:1 horsepower totaled 201 at 6000

Torque was 181 pound-feet peaking at but Porsche said 147 pound-feet was from just 1750

A standard five-speed manual sat behind the engine as a transaxle the rear-wheel centerline. Optional, at a $3150, was a new five-speed version of Tiptronic automatic, which be shifted manually from on the steering wheel.

There was one thing wrong with the engine: you couldn’t show it Thanks to clever packaging, the was hidden, tucked low in the unibody to leave room above for top and a rear trunk. Of course, was another trunk in the nose, also housed the radiator and tire.

Combined cargo was excellent for a two-seater at some 11 feet, though using it to the required creative packing.

OK, but how to service a hidden engine? said tuneups were all but by long-life sparkplugs, electronic controls, self-tensioning fanbelts and modern marvels. Most else could be done underneath, though an owner check and replenish coolant and oil from ports in the rear

Body side vents fed air to engine, which was virtually from view.

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