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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 21 27 N/A $46,270
2-Door Convertible California Edition 21 27 N/A $51,770
2-Door Convertible SC 20 26 N/A $54,500
2-Door Convertible type 72D Collector Edition 24 29 N/A $58,610
2-Door Roadster
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 20 29 $39,923 $45,800
2-Door Roadster Limited Edition 20 29 $43,512 $49,900
2-Door Roadster S 19 27 $48,590 $55,700
2-Door Roadster S Limited Edition 19 27 $52,267 $59,900
2-Door Roadster RS 60 Spyder 19 27 $55,970 $64,900
2-Door Roadster S Design Edition 2 19 27 $59,700 $68,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$39,923
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,270
$45,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$771 / month
$763 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Porsche Boxster performs brilliantly, and looks and feels the part, delivering a modern take on the classic roadster experience.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 57.4 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 149.0 171.6
Height, Overall (in) 44.0 50.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.2 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 90.5 95.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 70.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - TBD - 9.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.78 x 0.79
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.73 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 16.9
Steering
Steering Type Manual Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/45WR17 P235/50ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P175/50WR16 P205/55ZR17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 1984 2877
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 5.5 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 133 @ 6800 201 @ 4600-6000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 189 @ 7800 245 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System MPFI SMFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.50
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.48 1.43
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.92 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 2.12
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.53 3.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.17 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Open Top 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name Lotus Elise Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
 
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