Porsche Boxster 0-60 times

Out of all performance specs, nothing but Porsche Boxster 0-60 times can better speak about the vehicle's temper. While horsepower and torque blow smoke in the eyes, Boxster zero to sixty specs and average time to run a quarter mile are pretty straightforward metrics allowing to compare against its competitors.

Very often there is no chance of doing Boxster 0-to-60 test personally and making conclusions from the experience of the other drivers is the last thing you want.

Conducting a trustworthy test drive requires following a strict methodology that is intended to eliminate the inconsistent circumstances like weather, tires, surface, engine temperature. It is always better to leave it for professionals.


2016 Porsche Boxster 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
Spyder 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Convertible,375 hp

4.3 sec

12.6 @ 112 mph
GTS 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Convertible,330 hp

4.8 sec

13.2 @ 108 mph
S 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Convertible,315 hp

4.9 sec

13.2 @ 107 mph
Base 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Convertible,265 hp

5.7 sec

14 @ 102 mph
Black Edition 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Convertible,265 hp

5.7 sec

14 @ 102 mph

2015 Porsche Boxster 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
GTS 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Convertible,330 hp

4.7 sec

13.1 @ 107 mph
S 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Convertible,315 hp

4.8 sec

13.2 @ 107 mph
Base 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Convertible,265 hp

5.5 sec

14 @ 102 mph

2014 Porsche Boxster 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
S 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Convertible,315 hp

4.8 sec

13.3 @ 107 mph
Base 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Convertible,265 hp

5.5 sec

14.1 @ 102 mph

2013 Porsche Boxster 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
S 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Convertible,315 hp

4.8 sec

13.3 @ 107 mph
Base 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Convertible,265 hp

5.5 sec

14.1 @ 102 mph

2012 Porsche Boxster 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
Spyder 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Convertible,320 hp

4.6 sec

12.9 @ 107 mph
Black Edition 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Convertible,320 hp

4.6 sec

12.9 @ 107 mph
S 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Convertible,310 hp

4.8 sec

13.4 @ 104 mph
Base 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Convertible,255 hp

5.5 sec

14.2 @ 101 mph


Porsche Boxster 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2016

4.3 - 5.7 sec

12.6 @ 112 - 14 @ 102 mph
2015

4.7 - 5.5 sec

13.1 @ 107 - 14 @ 102 mph
2014

4.8 - 5.5 sec

13.3 @ 107 - 14.1 @ 102 mph
2013

4.8 - 5.5 sec

13.3 @ 107 - 14.1 @ 102 mph
2012

4.6 - 5.5 sec

12.9 @ 107 - 14.2 @ 101 mph
2011

4.6 - 5.6 sec

12.9 @ 107 - 14.2 @ 101 mph
2010

4.9 - 5.6 sec

13.4 @ 104 - 14.2 @ 101 mph
2009

5 - 5.7 sec

13.5 @ 104 - 14.2 @ 100 mph
2008

5.2 - 5.8 sec

13.7 @ 102 - 14.4 @ 99 mph
2007

5.2 - 5.8 sec

13.7 @ 102 - 14.4 @ 99 mph
2006

5.3 - 5.9 sec

13.9 @ 100 - 14.4 @ 99 mph
2005

5.3 - 5.9 sec

13.9 @ 100 - 14.4 @ 99 mph
2004

5.4 - 6 sec

14 @ 99 - 14.6 @ 97 mph
2003

5.5 - 6 sec

14.1 @ 99 - 14.6 @ 97 mph
2002

5.2 - 5.4 sec

13.8 @ 0 - 14 @ 0 mph
2001

5.2 - 5.4 sec

13.8 @ 0 - 14 @ 0 mph
2000

5.3 - 5.7 sec

13.8 @ 0 - 14 @ 0 mph
1999

6.1 sec

14.7 @ 0 mph

The new Porsche 718 Boxster comes almost as equally equipped as the 911. Having gone full turbocharge on the 911, Porsche is convinced that that is the way forward. The Boxster comes with a new turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that replaces the previous flat-6. What was once a trademark symphony will now sound something close to a turbocharged Subaru Impreza.

The standard and S versions are still available for buyers. A new flat-4 engine powers both. The base trim features a single turbo, 2.0-liter that generates 296 bhp. The S version carries a single turbo 2.5-liter that makes 345 bhp. The former gets from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds while the latter, in just 4.2 seconds.

This year, there’s an additional GTS trim to the Cayman and 718 Boxster models. Both raise the Porsche performance-bar higher. The base models make about 280 pound-feet of torque and 300 horsepower. It allows them to hit the 60 mph mark in 4.9 seconds. The S versions add to the output, making 309 pound-feet of torque and 350 horsepower that gets them from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds.

The GTS variant is the speed monster. It churns 317 pound-feet of torque and 365 horsepower. Getting from 0 to 60 mph takes less than 4 seconds. The GTS and S versions have an option for more speed. This is delivered through geometry turbos that run faster and produce more power.

There are two transmissions available for consumers: a standard 6-speed-manual or an optional 7-speed automatic. Porsche refers to the latter as the Porsche Doppelkupplung automatic or PDK in short. The 6-speed-manual is a work of art. The short shifter and solid clutch work hand-in-hand to deliver remarkable performance. The 7-speed doesn’t make the Boxster any less fun to drive. When in sync with the Sport Chrono, the virtual gears work well to maintain fuel economy.

The GTS comes with adaptive dampers as standard. The system comprises three modes: Normal, Sport and Sport Plus. They are firm, predictable and deliver well enough for the driver to feel the change. The Sport Plus is ideal for the track.

For the base models, front and back tires feature 235/35-ZR Pirelli P Zeros and 265/45-ZR Pirelli P Zeros respectively. The S variants ride on 235/40-ZR19s and 265/40-ZR19 Pirelli P Zeros. The braking system has a responsive and superb pedal with the brakes being thicker and more prominent than before. The electric-powered steering wheel is precise, light and tells all that the driver needs to know about what’s going on under.

The additional GTS looks menacing. It’s 10 millimeters lower than its base siblings and features 20-inch wheels as standard. The 718 interiors are wrapped with quality materials with consumers getting an optional leather upholstery. There are plenty of switches for controlling almost everything, including performance.

With the 718 Boxster and Cayman models, Porsche continues to live up to its name. The turbocharged engines are quick to deliver. They are only a few millimeters away from perfect. For most cool features, however, buyers will have to part with something extra.

 

Written by William Mutugi



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