Porsche Boxster and Cayman follows the design and development of this mid-engined sports car and coupe family, from their origins in the company's concerted racing activities in the 1950s and 1960s, to the drawing board, launch and systematic evolution through successive model ranges from 1996 to 2016. There are detailed profiles and evaluation of all Boxster and Cayman derivatives, including 986, 987, 981 and 718. Specifications of the various models are given including entry-level, S, GTS and GT-4. The special Limited Editions, such as the 550 Spyder 40th Anniversary models are also included. The book covers some of the author's international driving experiences at the wheel of Boxster and Cayman including the Bilster Berg race circuit and Tour Auto. There is also an intriguing interview with successful racer Rebecca Jackson, who describes the techniques of Boxster racing and demonstrates the versatility of this best-handling of all Porsche sports cars and an iInterview with Porsche design chief Harm Lagaaij. The book will be of great interest to all motoring enthusiasts and historians and is illustrated with 400 colour photographs, many specially commissioned.
The 987-series built on the success of the original Boxster, and also spawned a new coupe version called the Cayman. In true Porsche tradition, the model was subjected to a programme of continuous development and allowed to evolve, with increasingly sportier versions following year after year. Told by a leading marque authority, this is the definitive story of Porsche's affordable two-seater models from prototype stage to 2012, which signaled the end of the 987's run. The work is complete with factory-sourced images and details of the cars sold in all major markets.
Stop! Don’t buy a Porsche 987 Boxster or Cayman series without buying this book first! Packed with good advice from running costs, paperwork, vital statistics, valuation and the Porsche community, right through to whether your Porsche will fit in your garage and indeed, with your lifestyle. This is the complete guide to choosing, assessing and buying the Porsche 987 Boxster or Cayman of your dreams.
Since its introduction in 1996, the Porsche Boxster has established an enviable reputation for versatility and all-round performance capabilities. The Boxster S, introduced for the 2000 model year, elevated this world beating roadster's performance to the top level. An 80 per cent new model arrived for the 2005 model year and reinvented a winning formula. A year later, the long awaited Boxster coupé – the Cayman – set a new benchmark for the Porsche sports car.
Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from Adrian Streather’s years of Porsche Boxster and Cayman experience, learn how to spot a bad car quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right car at the right price! Packed with advice on running costs, paperwork, vital statistics, valuation, details of the Boxster and Cayman community and suppliers, and whether the car will suit you and your lifestyle, this is the complete guide to choosing, assessing, and buying the Porsche of your dreams.
This book documents in lavish detail the unique styling, engineering, and performance of Porsche’s new mid-engine coupe - the Porsche Cayman. Produced in cooperation with Porsche AG, the book includes behind-the-scenes design blueprints, studio sketches and cutaway drawings, spec information, specially commissioned photography including testing and development, and historical comparisons with the 904 racing car. Beautiful, commissioned photography and an engaging text tells the Cayman story in all its splendor—performance, technical features, handling, lightweight construction, intelligent use of space—at once a true Porsche and a unique model in its own right in the family of legendary sports cars. Leading German automotive photographers and journalists worked with Porsche, and the book is printed using a 7-color process and varnished pages for a luxurious look and feel (most illustrated books use a 4-color process and lesser glossy pages). Porsche Cayman is the ultimate collectible for any owner of the new car, and an essential contribution to any Porsche enthusiast's library.
Since its introduction in 1997, the Porsche Boxster has earned a reputation as one of the world’s greatest sports cars, as well as a huge, loyal following of devoted drivers. This book is aimed at those owners of Boxsters who want to improve their machines while avoiding thousands of dollars in mechanic’s costs. Clearly and simply written, with straightforward illustrations, this manual offers 101 projects to help you modify, maintain, and enhance your Porsche. Focusing on the 986 and 987 Boxster models, 101 Projects for Your Porsche Boxsterpresents all the necessary information, associated costs, and pitfalls to avoid when performing a wide array of projects. In a word, it makes owning a Porsche Boxster an unqualified thrill.
Have you ever dreamed of owning a Porsche Boxster? Now you can turn your dreams into reality. You are about to discover that not only is your dream Porsche within easy reach, but with the right strategy it can even be practically free motoring. In this book bestselling Porsche author Robert McGowan will remove the guesswork in acquiring the perfect Porsche Boxster and gently guide you through everything you need to know including: ★ How the Boxster was born ★ How you can already afford your dream Porsche ★ An in depth look at the model range including what they are like, what to look out for and how much to pay ★ The best Boxster and why ★ How to locate, buy and run a Porsche Boxster the smart way and get your money back come resale ★ Details and insights of Robert's Boxster ownership experiences ★ How to spot and avoid potential problem areas including Bore Scoring, IMS and RMS issues ★ Investment Potential ★ The best DIY projects and modifications to get the most from your Boxster and to keep it running as Porsche intended Porsche Boxster: The Practically Free Sportscar is the second book in the highly acclaimed Practically Free Porsche series. It is a must read for anyone who has ever considered buying the worlds ultimate roadster.Scroll to the top and pick up your copy today! You do not need a kindle device to read this ebook. It can be easily downloaded to your phone, iPad, tablet, laptop, PC, mac, or kindle. Related: Porsche, 911, 992, 991, 997.2, 997.1, 996, 993, 964, 3.2, SC, Targa Florio, Long Hood, Turbo, Turbos S, GT2, GT3, GT3RS, Club sport, Convertible, Speedster, Super sport, Widebody, C2, C4S, 4WD, Fusch Alloy Wheels, Buy, Spyder, 911R, GTS, Cayman, S, GT4, 987, 986, Boxster, Roadster, Soft top, 928, 968, 944, 924, 914, Carrera, Pan Americana, Race, Heritage, Rally, Speed, Bore score, Bore scope, Lokasill liners, Intermediate Shaft Bearing, Rear main seal, D chunk, Sooty tailpipes, Engineering, Oil consumption, Engine rebuild, Snap oversteer, Rear engine, mid-Engine, PDK, Tiptronic, Investing, Free motoring, Reliable, Sportscar, Depreciation, Porscha, Mezger, Ferdinand, Classic Cars, Buying guide, Buying, Selling, Maintenance, Car parts, 50th Birthday, Sports seats, Sports exhaust, Supercar, Independent garage, OPC, Dreams, Childhood, Life experience, Values, Cash, Collectable, Automotive, Transport, Technical, Professional, Vehicle pictorials
In Porsche Boxster Story author Paul Frère traces the development history of the Boxster, from the original concept car, unveiled at the 1993 Detroit Motor Show, through the evolution of the first-generation 986-series cars, to the latest 987-series. He provides a technical description of the body structure, engine, transmission and running gear as they evolved over the years, together with a summary of press reaction at each stage of development. Finally, he covers the Cayman S coupé, itself based on the Boxster and filling the gap between the Boxster and the 911 in terms of price and performance.
Born in the Bohemian town of Maffersdorf on September 3, 1875, Ferdinand Porsche displayed unparalleled automotive engineering genius from his earliest years, designing all-wheel-drive cars by 1900. At the age of just 31, Porsche became the technical director of Austro-Daimler, at the time one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers where Porsche designed some of the world’s most iconic cars, like the Mercedes-Benz Kompressor and Typ S models. In 1933, Porsche developed the fabled 16-cylinder mid-engine Auto Union Grand Prix race car. In 1938 Porsche began development of the Typ 64. Built for long-distance endurance competition, the Typ 64 is considered the forefather of all Porsche race cars. Porsche captures the Porsche story through entries on the most iconic Porsche cars ever built, from the first 356 to the latest 911, to the mid-engine Boxster and Cayman, and all the front-engine cars including the 928, 944, 968 and Cayenne. No other sports car has achieved the success of those built by Porsche, on the street or on the world's racetracks. Part of Motorbooks' First Gear series, Porsche celebrates the German marque's history through lavishly illustrated profiles of the company's ground-breaking sports cars, each one supplemented with spec boxes and "did you know?" factoids.
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Porsche sells more cars annually and has won more races than any other car company. Lotus is known for its handcrafted cars for both the racetrack and street. Both are well-respected companies with very different histories. How do they stack up against each other? Readers will learn to compare and contrast as they settle this ultimate battle for themselves.