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Welcome to the Boxster Register

With almost 2000 members, the Boxster register is the Club's biggest and one of the most active. The register covers all models of the Boxster from the 986 right through to the current 718. Our aim is to bring together all Boxster owners with events, technical assistance and advice.
First launched in late 1996 as the 986 model, the Boxster was Porsche’s first two seater roadster since the 550 Spyder of the 1950s. The name Boxster was derived from its horizontally opposed six cylinder 'boxer' configured engine and its 'roadster' body style.
With its 2.5 litre flat six mid-engine, the Boxster was an instant success for Porsche. Year by year its popularity grew and by 2000 a new 3.2 litre version, the Boxster S, was introduced as well as the base model being upgraded to a 2.7 engine. Over the next few years a series of upgrades were incorporated, including a heated glass rear screen.
In 2005 a new generation was unveiled, the type 987. This was more powerful than its predecessor and there were some subtle changes to the body styling influenced by the Carrera GT. 2007 brought another increase in engine output when the model was given the same engine as the Porsche Cayman. This gave 245 BHP to the 2.7 litre and 295 BHP to the S model. In 2009 the car was given another overhaul with new mechanical and styling upgrades and this version was called the 987 Gen II. The 3.4 litre model saw the introduction of the DFI engine.
It wasn’t until 2012 that Porsche unveiled a totally new design for the Boxster, the 981. Arguably, this is the most significant revision to the Boxster to date. As well as a complete re-styling of the car both inside and out, there are new engine and transmission specifications including a whole new 2.7litre flat six engine with a 6 speed manual gear box and 7 speed PDK transmission. The existing 3.4 litre model has been revised to give optimum performance.

In 2016 for the first time in the Boxster history Porsche introduced the all-new 718 & 718S. The new model boasts two flat 4 turbo charged engines at 2.0 and 2.5 litre. The car has achieved better fuel consumption together with increased torque and horsepower.

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