Porsche Boxster - super-managed supercar for minimum money
In the early 90's, Porsche had anothertime went unimportantly. Cars were not sold, production fell, the company suffered losses. Heinz Branicki, then head of the concern, was replaced by a determined and even somewhat adventurous Wendelin Wiedeking. He invested five times more in the development of the new model of the car than the amount that Porsche itself valued, and in 1996 won this risky fight with the failure of the Porsche Boxter model. Thanks to the democratic price and high quality, this car immediately won first place in terms of sales among other Porsche models and maintained this status until 2003, when the Porsche Cayenne crossover appeared.
In the name of the Boxter model there are two words: boxer (as the Germans call the opposite engine) and the roadster (a well-known type of body), but without a hint of fighting character here could not do it. The basis was a mid-engine layout, unlike the rear-engine layout used in the popular Porsche 911 model. The body of the car was designed by the author of the BMW Z1 Harm Lagaai, who took as a basis the features of the previously popular open models Porsche 550 Spyder and 356 Speedster. From the body structure, made of galvanized steel, Porsche specialists managed to achieve a record coefficient of aerodynamic resistance Cx = 0.31. If the speed of the Porsche Boxster exceeds 120 km / h, the rear clamping spoiler automatically retracts automatically, which is also automatically retracted when the speed drops to 80 km / h. The retractable roof, equipped with a special protection against dust and dirt, is removed in 12 seconds only when the car is completely stopped. The headlights of the car are covered with plastic flaps, more durable and light than glass, and when driving with an open top on the security arc it is possible to install a special protective removable glass. Because of the motor that is located under the seat, the Porsche Boxster has two trunks: behind and in front.
The first generation Porsche Boxster 6-cylinderOpposite engine developed power of 217 hp. at a volume of 2.7 liters. By parts, this engine by a third inherited the engine of the famous 911, but unlike its predecessor had a liquid two-circuit cooling. Later appeared the model Porsche Boxster S, which was installed a more powerful engine in the 252 hp, the volume of 3.2 liters. Both engines have two upper camshafts, and the Bosch Motronic 5.2 injection-controlled VarioCam timing system "with understanding" refers to a gasoline octane number lower than 98, slightly worsening the acceleration dynamics.
Suspension in Porsche Boxster elastokinematic withturning the rear wheels in the direction of turning the front. Cast aluminum four-piston brake calipers, used on Formula 1 cars, provide braking in 37.7 meters in 2.7 seconds from 100 km / h to a complete stop.
As for the domestic experiencePorsche Boxster, reviews of owners from Russia and CIS countries are full of genuine admiration and enthusiasm. No other car of those that I had to drive to owners, did not show such results in the stability of behavior on the road during the most risky bends.
Porsche Boxster - a car that is quitemoderate money, with a moderate fuel consumption and a minimum tax, will enable the owner, even far from motorsport, to feel at the wheel of a real sports car.