The base 2012 Boxster features a mid-body, 2.9-liter, flat 6-cylinder, direct-injection engine that screams at 255 hp at 6400 RPM. The net torque is 214 foot-pounds at 4400 to 6000 RPM. The Boxster sports an overall length of 172.1-inches and a wheelbase of 95.1-inches. It keeps a low profile with a height of 50.9-inches, and a wide stance of 70.9-inches, which helps it hug the road. Corners are a non-issue with a power rack and pinion steering system and MacPherson struts. With a fuel tank capacity of 16.9-gallons and an EPA-estimated combined 22-MPG, the Boxster will definitely impress.Safety Features
Safety has always been a priority for Porsche, and the 2012 Boxster is brimming with safety technology that will protect you while you're driving. The Boxster provides an anti-roll protection system to help prevent rollovers. Three-point, chair-mounted safety harnesses keep you snug in your seat, and the front passenger airbag comes with a deactivation feature for smaller passengers. The Boxster also has side-impact airbags for both driver and passenger. Porsche Stability Management helps control speed, acceleration, direction, and yaw-dynamics if it detects that the vehicle is out of the control of the driver.
On the Inside
Quality has always been a hallmark of Porsche's interiors. The Boxster is no different. A three-spoke steering wheel branded with the Porsche logo sits in front of an instrument panel sporting race-style gauges. The cockpit is appointed in hand-detailed, stitched leather with brushed metal accents throughout. The dashboard melds beautifully into the rest of the interior, which gives the Porsche's cockpit a sleek elegance that matches the car's exterior.