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Porsche dealers ready for ’05 Boxster

Porsche dealers are preparing to receive 2005 model year Boxsters, which go on sale on November 27.

The UK has become Porsche’s second biggest market for the current Boxster, with sales reaching 8,500 units last year. Porsche hopes the revised version will prove a similar success. The market seems strong for the German sports brand – the carmaker took more than 2,000 orders for the revised 911 less than one month after it reached UK showrooms in September.

The new Boxster has received increased performance in addition to a revised chassis. Power of the 3.2-litre Boxster S has increased from 260bhp to 280bhp, helping it to a 5.5sec 0-62mph sprint, while the 2.7-litre version has been boosted by 8bhp to 240bhp, with its 0-62mph run taking 6.2sec.

Other revisions include a wider track and larger wheels (17in on Boxster, 18in on Boxster S), and a new nose incorporating separate headlamps and front lamps. Safety innovation in the form of head airbags are also included. The Boxster is priced at £32,320 and Boxster S at £38,720.

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