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  Porsche 986 Boxster S 50th Anniversary

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:2004
Numbers built:1953
Introduced at:2004 NAIAS
Internal name:986
Source:Company press release
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Click here to download printer friendly versionThe Porsche Boxster is a worthy successor to the legendary 550 Spyder dating from 1953: common to both are the mid-engined roadster concept, low weight, excellent agility, and a high level of driving pleasure. Porsche is now celebrating the 50th birthday of the 550 Spyder by launching a powerful Boxster S special edition limited to 1953 units and bearing the name '50 Years of the 550 Spyder'. It is to be premiered in Detroit/USA early in January 2004, and its introduction on international markets is scheduled for March 2004. The list price on European markets will be 50,900 Euro. In Germany the car will sell at 59,192 Euro including added-value tax and specific national charges.

The Boxster and the 550 Spyder share a striking number of common features., starting with the body lines, which are of timeless elegance and clearly demonstrate their origin and relationship. Then as now, every part of the car is dedicated to the demands of the enthusiastic driver. The Porsche Boxster too has already become a modern classic.

To enhance the Boxster driving experience still further, Porsche engineers have given the special '50 Years of the 550 Spyder' edition a series of sought-after equipment details and technical features that have not been available for the Boxster so far. The output of the Boxster S's 3.2-liter flat-six engine goes up by 6 bhp to 266 bhp at 6,200 rpm. The special edition has a top speed of 266 km/h (standard Boxster S: 264 km/h) and sprints from zero to 100 km/h in a mere 5.7 seconds (Tiptronic S: 6.4 seconds). Its maximum torque of 310 Nm is available at 4,600 rpm.

Most of the 550 Spyders built in those days were painted in silver. The special edition has therefore been finished in gleaming silver metallic, a color so far reserved for the Carrera GT and the '40 Years of the 911' model.

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