Talk about the Boxster, Porsche's latest creation, freshly made and freshly Geneva roads led yesterday in southern France. Its creators would characterize as a creative purist roadster concept and if we were to take the machine after DEX, are right. Boxster is central engine, two seats and rear-wheel drive. And of course, has a long tradition of fantasy that almost merges with the history of Porsche.
The first Porsche roadster was launched in 1938 and called 356. It was very easy and fast for its time. In 1953 followed the 550 Spyder, Porsche first street built with the thought of competition. Weighed only 550 pounds when empty and yet here it comes the name. 550 was just the internal name of the project that had to weigh all the car was a very happy coincidence. In 1957 its successor was launched, 718 RSK and beat all the cars that compete in competitions, regardless of their displacement - 1.2, 2 or 3 liters ... Between 1961 and 1964, 718 W-RS version of its two-liter engine has beaten all eight cylinders in all races. At the end of life was baptized by mechanical grandmother ironically that although it was an old pattern was still unbeaten.
Years have passed since then and after 1990 Porsche have big problems. 911 was the only model in this range and affect the entire company. The idea of an affordable Porsche, a basic range, a model to attract young, took the form of a concept at the Detroit Auto Show in January 1993. With a name consisting of Boxer and Roadster Hybrid concept became the Boxster model series in 1996, managed to attract to the trademark exactly what they wanted - young customers who want a Porsche but can not afford a 911.
Once launched, the Boxster started to grow and evolve. In August 1999 he received a facelift important, a larger engine displacement and S. A new generation version appeared in Paris in 2004 under the sign 987. She had the standard 240 hp and the S came with 280 hp. A facelift in 2009 further improved performance and manufacturing quality interior and exterior image.
Fresh launched in Geneva, the new Boxster is a car call 981 and is totally and completely new designed by Porsche motto - form follows function.
Mitja Borkert, General Manager Advanced Design Style Porsche began his lecture on design at the international launch saying - Boxster Concept shown in Detroit in 1993 was my motivation to become a designer Porsche. Beautiful words not told anyone about Porsche and I went to several releases of the German manufacturer. Of course, everything is beautiful Boxster is due ideology retention of a purist roadster forms and company motto - form follows function.