2015 Porsche Boxster Overview
- New GTS model introduced for 2015
- Soft-top convertible seats two
- Mid-engine setup provides great balance and handling
For the new model year, the 2015 Porsche Boxster introduces an exciting new model, the Boxster GTS which slots in above the Boxster S to become the most performance minded variant of the two-seat convertible.
The Boxster’s basic shape has remained the same throughout the years; Porsche is more about tweaking the details than the overall character of the car even in redesigns. There are prominent vents that run down the sides of the car, giving it added definition in profile. Up front, stacked headlights flank a low-sloping hood and a rear spoiler runs over the trunk and spills onto each of the taillights. The convertible soft-top is powered and can open/close in nine seconds at speeds up to 31 mph. A wind deflector is now standard, which makes the cabin less turbulent with the top down.
Each of the Boxster’s engine options are horizontally opposed six-cylinders, setup in a flat configuration rather than the traditional V you find in most vehicles. The base Boxster comes with a 265-hp, 2.7-liter flat-six engine that makes 206 pounds-feet of torque. Boxster S models offer a more powerful 315-hp, 3.4-liter flat-six that makes 266 pounds-feet of torque. GTS models get an up-tuned version of this engine that makes 330-hp and 273 pounds-feet of torque. Transmission options include a six-speed manual or a seven-speed PDK that can fire off lightning quick shifts via paddle shifters. The Boxster’s mid-engine setup drops the weight of the engine right into the middle of the car, which gives it great balance and superb handling.
Inside, the quarters are tight but very richly appointed with premium materials and leather surrounding occupants. Standard features include Bluetooth connectivity, sport seats, a 7-inch LED touchscreen, and a three-spoke steering wheel. Also available are heated/powered seats, HD radio, a navigation system, Bose premium audio, and automatic climate control.
Standard safety features include the federally mandated antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, and front airbags. Side airbags and an electric parking brake also come standard.